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Oxford and Rhodes Scholarships

— “Extraordinary intellectual distinction is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for election to a Rhodes Scholarship. 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. The Rhodes Scholarships, in short, are investments in individuals rather than in project proposals. Accordingly, applications are sought from talented students without restriction as to their field of academic specialization or career plans, although the proposed course of study must be available at Oxford, and the applicant’s undergraduate program must provide a sufficient basis for study in the proposed field. Through the years, Rhodes Scholars have pursued studies in virtually all of the varied fields available at the University of Oxford.”

 

Oxford and Rhodes Eligibility Requirements:
The applicant must be:

Have strong leadership potential. You must know why you want to study in the U.K.
A citizen of the United States.
A lawful permanent resident of the United States for prior to and including at least 5 years of the application deadline.
At least 18 but not yet 24 years of age.
Sufficiently advanced academically to assure completion of a bachelor’s degree before October 1 in the year following election.


Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships

—”The Rotary Foundation offers scholarship funding through the Rotary Foundation Global Grant scholarships. The scholarship funds graduate-level coursework or research for one to four academic years.”


Fulbright

“The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.”


Schwarzman Scholarship

“Schwarzman Scholars will be selected on the basis of not only their academic aptitude and intellectual ability, but also their leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, ability to anticipate and act on emerging trends and opportunities, exemplary character, and desire to understand other cultures, perspectives and positions.”

 

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicant must:

  • Have an undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent.
  • Have a high grade point average/class rank. Academic excellence will be a requirement for the program, but leadership potential will be the distinguishing factor for successful candidates. Because applicants will have studied in education systems around the world with different grading systems, there is no required minimum GPA, but applicants are expected to have demonstrated excellence in their academic studies.
  • Be proficient in the English language. Each applicant must demonstrate strong English skills, as all teaching will be conducted in English. If the applicant’s native language is not English, official English proficiency test scores must be submitted with the application.
  • At least 18 but not yet 28 years of age as of June 30, 2016.
  • There are no citizenship or nationality requirements.
  • Mandarin is not a language requirement to be considered for this fellowship.
  • You must have a leadership focus.
  • You must have a interest in learning about China and it’s global entrepreneurship goals.

Gates Cambridge

“Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The selection criteria are: outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, a commitment to improving the lives of others, [and] a good fit between the applicant’s qualifications and aspirations and the postgraduate programme at Cambridge for which they are applying.”

 

Gates Eligibility Requirements
Applicant must have outstanding intellectual ability.
Applicant must have leadership potential.
Applicant must have a commitment to improving the lives of others.
Applicant must be a “good fit” for Cambridge.


Gilman

“The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.”

 

Gilman Eligibility Requirements:

Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen enrolled in a U.S. institution of higher academic learning
Applicant must be an undergraduate student in strong academic standing.
Applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant.
Applicant must be applying to/have been accepted into a study abroad program.
The study abroad program must last a minimum of 28 days in a foreign country or 14 days (for community college students) and no longer than one academic year.

For more information on the Gilman International Scholarship please contact Dr. Jon Stauff.

Dr. Stauff serves as the Director for TCNJ’s Center for Global Engagement. E-mail him at stauffj@tcnj.edu or visit TCNJ’s CGE website for more information about available study abroad programs.


Marshall

—”The objectives of the Marshall Scholarships are: to enable intellectually distinguished young Americans, their country’s future leaders, to study in the UK; to help scholars gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain; to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in science, technology, the humanities and social sciences and the creative arts at Britain’s centres of academic excellence; to motivate scholars to act as ambassadors from America to the UK and vice versa throughout their lives thus strengthening British American understanding; [and] to promote the personal and academic fulfillment of each scholar.”

 

Marshall Eligibility Requirements:
The applicant must:

Be citizens of the United States of America
Have obtained an undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a grade point average of not less than 3.7 (or A-). Applicants must have a GPA of 3.7 at the time of the application.


CGTrader

“CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace backed by the strong designer community of more than 500k members. CGTrader was founded with the goal to ensure fair marketplace conditions for 3D designers.

Each semester CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives.

Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2017 challenge to win $3,000 for your education bills. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.”


STEM


Fulbright Research Grant

“The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.”


Goldwater

“To be eligible for nomination for a Goldwater Scholarship, you must:

1. Be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited 4-year or 2-year institution of higher education during the 2016-2017 academic year,
2. Intend to pursue a research career in a natural science, mathematics or engineering,**
3. Have a college grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

** The natural sciences, engineering and mathematics fields and sub-fields used by the Goldwater Foundation to determine eligibility are those used by the National Science Foundation for its Graduate Research Fellowship Program. These include: Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering, Engineering, Geosciences, Life Sciences, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, and Psychology. To view the eligible sub-fields, click on the particular field of interest.”

 

Eligibility requirements:

The applicant must:

  • Sophomores and Juniors in Science, Mathematics, or Engineering
  • Have the intent to pursue a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.
  • The minimum GPA is 3.0. However, only students with a GPA above 3.7 are considered to be nationally competitive for this scholarship.

Hertz Fellowship

—”The Hertz Foundation mission is to provide unique financial and fellowship support to the nation’s most remarkable PhD students in the physical, biological and engineering sciences. Fellowships are free of most traditional restrictions. Hertz Fellows become innovators and leaders serving in ways that benefit us all.”

 

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicant must:

  • A student of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency
  • A college senior wishing to pursue the PhD degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply. We generally do not award fellowships to students who are already beyond their first year of graduate study except in cases of “exceptional leverage.”
  • Have exceptional intelligence and creativity with particular emphasis on those aspects pertinent to technical endeavors.
  • Have excellent technical education evidenced not only by transcripts and reference reports from senior technical professionals, but also by the results of a personal, technical interview.
  • Be committed to the applications of the physical sciences
  • Be an extraordinary student with outstanding professional or technical accomplishments
  • Have great personal work ethic, moral values, and professional attitude

Whitaker International Fellowship

“This program sends young Biomedical Engineers, anywhere outside the U.S. or Canada for one or more of the following activities:

  • Conducting academic or scientific research in a university or laboratory or
  • Pursuing coursework at an academic institution or
  • Interning at a policy institute, or in an industrial or  non-profit setting
  • Other options are possible”

 

Whitaker Fellow Eligibility Requirements:

Whitaker Fellows (pre-doctoral) must:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree by the beginning date of the grant or be in or have recently completed a Master’s degree or be in a PhD program or be currently employed, with the most recent degree no higher than an MS
  • Fellows go abroad for one academic year (9-12 months)

Whitaker Scholars (post-doctoral) must:

  • Currently have a PhD (within the past 3 years of grant start date) or will be awarded the PhD before beginning a Whitaker grant.
  • Scholars go abroad for one semester or up two academic years (24 months)

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

“National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest within one of the fifteen following disciplines:

  • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Biosciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Physics”

 


Confucius China Studies Program Joint Research PhD Fellowship

—”The CCSP Fellowships offer generous funding to doctoral students focusing on China:

The Research Ph.D. Fellowship, which ranges from six months to two years, and provides funding to U.S.-based students who wish to pursue doctoral research in China.

The Ph.D. in China Fellowship, which ranges from three to four years, and provides funding to students holding master’s degrees who wish to pursue their Ph.D. degree in China.”

 

Eligibility Requirements:
The applicant must:

  • Be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at a U.S. institution. Students from a wide range of disciplines are welcome to apply. Students studying the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences are encouraged to apply.
  • Be pursuing study and research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences that focuses on China
  • Be interested in conducting research in China from six months to two years
  • HSK level 3
  • Non-PRC Citizen

Application Instructions

For more information please contact IIE Program Officer, Steven Dale at sdale@iie.org

The IIE program officer will be able to provide you with application deadlines, specific program requirements, and answers for your personal inquiries.


CIC Smithsonian Institution Fellowship

“The Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Smithsonian Institution (SI) invite fellowship applications for one-year fellowships to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities. Fellowships carry a stipend of $32,700.  All fields of study that are actively pursued by the museums and research organizations of the Smithsonian Institution are eligible.”


Imperial College Faculty of Medicine Master’s Degree Scholarship

“These awards are open to all students who have made an application to the Faculty of Medicine by 26 April 2016 for admission to study for a full-time or part-time Master’s programme (or PG Cert for a course where that is the only route to the higher degree) at Imperial College London, starting in October 2016.”


NIH

“The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers. The program is based on the British system, in which students perform doctoral research without required formal courses other than those students choose to take in relationship to their own interests. Students selected for admission to the program have already developed a passion for science through engagement in summer, job related, or undergraduate research programs.”

 

NIH Eligibility Requirements:
Applicants must be U.S. citizen and have completed a bachelor’s degree. Applicants should have strong backgrounds in the traditional areas of biomedical studies, as well in computer science, engineering, mathematics and physics.


The Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

“The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories.  The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the 6 Office of Science research programs and the DOE national laboratories. Online application and awards administration support is provided by Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE) under Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).

The SCGSR program provides supplemental funds for graduate awardees to conduct part of their thesis research at a host DOE laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist within a defined award period. The award period for the proposed research project at DOE laboratories may range from 3 to 12 consecutive months.”

 

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • U.S. Citizens or Permanent Resident Aliens at the time of application and be at least 18 years of age at the time of applying.
  • Enrolled full-time in a Qualified Graduate Program with the Ph.D. as their degree objective. At the time of application, applicants must have obtained the Ph.D. candidacy at their home institution, and must have established a defined graduate thesis project and graduate thesis advisor.
  • Pursuing a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, material sciences, biology (non-medical), mathematics, engineering, computer or computational sciences, or select areas of environmental sciences at an accredited college or university in the United States or its territories
  • Graduate Research must be aligned with the DOE’s Office of Science Research Programs and initiatives
  • The applicant AND their primary graduate thesis advisor are responsible for identifying a collaborating research scientist at a DOE laboratory and jointly developing the research proposal as part of the SCGSR application process.

Public Service, Public Policy, and Social Justice


The Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program

“The goal of the PPIA Fellowship Program is to help students 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.

Each year, PPIA seeks out high-potential undergraduate students from universities across the country to participate in an intensive seven-week Junior Summer Institute (JSI) before their senior year. During their program, fellows are equipped with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in graduate school and ultimately, in influential roles serving the public good.

Once a student has successfully completed their JSI, they join an alumni network of nearly 4,000 leaders. In addition to the opportunities that this network provides for mentoring and career development, our alumni network has the opportunity to receive financial support for their graduate school education if they attend one of the programs in our Graduate School Consortium.”


Beineke Scholarship

“The Beinecke Scholarship Program was established in 1971 by the Board of Directors of The Sperry and Hutchinson Company to honor Edwin, Frederick, and Walter Beinecke. The Board created an endowment to provide substantial scholarships for the graduate education of young men and women of exceptional promise. The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Since 1975 the program has selected more than 590 college juniors from more than 100 different undergraduate institutions for support during graduate study at any accredited university.

Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. 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 are encouraged to begin graduated study as soon as possible following graduation from college, and must utilize all of the funding within five years of completion of undergraduate studies.”


Boren

“Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.”

 

Boren Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:
Applicant must be an undergraduate student.
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen at the time of application.
Applicant must have graduated from high school or have earned a GED.

Undergraduates usually will spend approximately six months abroad.

Applicant must be in the process of applying to a study abroad program that “meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.”

Boren Fellowship Eligibility Requirements
Applicant must be a graduate student.
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen at the time of application.
Applicant must be “planning an overseas program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.”

Graduate students will typically spend a year abroad.

For more information on the Boren Scholarship and Fellowship please contact Dr. Jon Stauff.

Dr. Stauff serves as the Director for TCNJ’s Center for Global Engagement. E-mail him at stauffj@tcnj.edu or visit TCNJ’s CGE website for more information about available study abroad programs.


Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program

“The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, India, and the United States. Our mission, dating back more than a century, is to advance the cause of peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decision-makers in government, business, and civil society. Working together, our centers bring the inestimable benefit of multiple national viewpoints to bilateral, regional, and global issues.”


Coro

“The Coro Fellowship uses the city as a classroom to train the next generation of change makers. Today’s complex urban environments present constantly evolving challenges and opportunities, creating an increasing need for versatile leaders with the ability to forge connections and lead across the non-profit, business and government sectors. Competitively selected applicants will join an intimate cohort of 12 participants for the nine-month program, with each cohort encompassing a wide range of communities, interests, ideologies and experiences.”


Echoing Green

—”Echoing Green Fellows are the innovators, instigators, pioneers, and rebels that reject the status quo and drive positive social change all over the world. While their work, their geographies, and even their approaches may be as varied as the problems they are working to solve, their common passion and commitment form the base of this robust, active community of leaders. Our social entrepreneurship Fellows work on six continents, on issues such as: economic development, education, environmental sustainability, health, justice and human rights, hunger and poverty alleviation, and racial and gender equality.”


Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation (Juniors Only)

“Career and Graduate Study Interests

  • I hope to be a ‘change agent,’ in time, improving the ways that government agencies, nonprofit organizations, or educational institutions serve the public.
  • There are conditions in our society or the environment which trouble me.
  • I want to work in government, education, the nonprofit sector, or the public interest/advocacy sector to improve these conditions.
  • I am comfortable committing to work in public service for three of the first seven years after I complete a Foundation-funded graduate degree.
  • I would like to get a master’s degree, a doctorate, or a professional degree such as a law degree or a Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Public Policy, or Master of International Affairs.”

Humanity in Action

“Humanity in Action develops international educational programs for university students and young professionals. Our objective is to promote a dialogue about understanding and responding to the challenges that democratic countries face as they become more diverse societies. Our programs explore past and present examples of resistance to intolerance, with a goal of encouraging future leaders to be engaged citizens and responsible decision makers.” 


Humanity in Action John Lewis Fellowship

“As the American program of the Humanity in Action Fellowship, the John Lewis Fellowship offers 30 American and European university students the opportunity to explore diversity, race and civil rights issues in Atlanta, Georgia. 

The program honors Congressman John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement. Humanity in Action has partnered with The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc., a major museum and civic institution in Atlanta, to create the fellowship. The John Lewis Fellowship is made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provided through The Center. 

Fellows in the John Lewis Fellowship will attend discussions with renowned scholars and activists at The Center, visit historical sites around Atlanta and engage in discussions on a range of political and social issues. They will also draw upon the immense resources of The Center and contribute to its extensive and innovative outreach initiatives. Students from American universities will learn alongside Fellows from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands and Poland.” 


Mitchell

“The Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, 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.

Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria:

  • scholarship,
  • leadership, and
  • a sustained commitment to community and public service.

The Mitchell Scholarship Program provides tuition, accommodation, a stipend for living expenses and travel.”


The Rangel Program

“The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.

There are two major components to the Rangel Program:

  • Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program that provides support for graduate school, professional development, and entry into the U.S. Foreign Service.
  • Rangel Undergraduate International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program that provides undergraduates with the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding about U.S. foreign policy during a six-week summer program at Howard University.”

Udall

“The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.
In 2017, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 60 scholarships of up to $7,000 each.
The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.”

 

Udall’s Eligibility Requirements
Those who are college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and who study the environment and related fields.

Native American and Alaska Native students who are college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and are in fields related to health care or tribal public policy.


Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Programs

“Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.”

 

Applicant Eligibility Requirements:

You must be:

  • A US Citizen
  • Have a 3.2 minimum GPA
  • Have a plan to become a foreign service officer

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Fellowships

Public Policy Fellowships

CHCI’s Public Policy Fellowship program opens doors for talented young Latinos who are pursuing a career in public policy. CHCI fellows spend nine months working in Washington, D.C., with significant exposure to leaders in congressional offices, federal agencies, national nonprofit advocacy organizations, government-related institutes, and more—growing both personally and professionally during the fellowship experience.

Graduate Fellowships

CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship program is designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area. This paid, nine-month fellowship will provide you with valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino changemakers, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill.

One of the distinguishing features of CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship Program is the Capitol Hill Briefings. As part of the program, graduate fellows research a public policy issue that relates to the Latino community in their specific area of study, write an analytical white paper, and present it during the CHCI Capitol Hill Briefing Series—public policy roundtable discussions comprised of members of Congress, congressional staffers, public policy experts, and national leaders held each year in April. Additionally, select white papers may be chosen for publication in The Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy.”

 

CHCI Graduate Fellowship Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must:

  • Have completed a master’s degree or post-graduate degree prior to the program start date
  • Have high academic achievement (3.0 GPA or higher)
  • Have evidence of leadership skills and potential for leadership growth
  • Be able to demonstrates commitment to public service-oriented activities
  • Have superior analytical skills, outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Be a U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization.

CHCI Public Policy Fellowship Eligibility Requirements:

Applicant must:

  • Have earned a Bachelor’s Degree within two years of the program start date
  • Have high academic achievement (preference of 3.0 GPA or higher)
  • Have evidence of leadership skills and potential for leadership growth
  • Be able to demonstrate commitment to public service-oriented activities
  • Have superior analytical skills, outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Be a U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employerand who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization.

NOTE: All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference will be given to individuals with financial need.


Capital Fellows Program

The Capital Fellows Program is a Christian leadership and discipleship program for new college graduates. It is an outstanding opportunity for motivated young adults to experience significant spiritual growth, focusing on four core areas of discipleship – Vocation (Faith & Work), Leadership, Service and Community.”


Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship

“The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State inaugurated the J. William Fulbright – Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship in academic year 2012-13. Initially titled the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship, the award was renamed to honor former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for her dedication to public service and role in the program’s creation.

The Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows build mutual understanding and contribute to strengthening the public sector while gaining hands-on public sector experience. The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship also includes an independent academic study/research component.

Fulbright-Clinton Fellows function in a “special assistant” role for a senior level official. The goal of the professional placements is to build the Fellows’ knowledge and skills, provide support to partner country institutions, and promote long-term ties between the U.S. and the partner country. The U.S. Embassy, with the Fulbright Commission (where applicable), will identify host ministries and provide administrative support and oversight during the Fellow’s program.”


National Endowment for Democracy

“The National Endowment for Democracy is proud to host a variety of fellowship programs aimed at helping individuals deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to strengthen democratic progress. With programs for both courageous activists and scholars from throughout the globe, as well as DC-based foreign policy professionals, NED provides opportunities for its fellows to explore new ideas and share best practices in a comparative context.”


Foreign Languages


Boren

“Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.”

 

Boren Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:
Applicant must be an undergraduate student.
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen at the time of application.
Applicant must have graduated from high school or have earned a GED.

Undergraduates usually will spend approximately six months abroad.

Applicant must be in the process of applying to a study abroad program that “meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.”

Boren Fellowship Eligibility Requirements
Applicant must be a graduate student.
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen at the time of application.
Applicant must be “planning an overseas program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.”

Graduate students will typically spend a year abroad.

For more information on the Boren Scholarship and Fellowship please contact Dr. Jon Stauff.

Dr. Stauff serves as the Director for TCNJ’s Center for Global Engagement. E-mail him at stauffj@tcnj.edu or visit TCNJ’s CGE website for more information about available study abroad programs.


Fulbright

“The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.”


Critical Language Scholarships

“The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

Languages Offered

“The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Please visit the CLS Institutes page for more information.

 

CLS Eligibility Requirements
Applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be enrolled in an accredited U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate (associate’s, bachelor’s) or graduate (master’s, doctoral, professional degree) level.
  • Your institution must be physically located in the United States or its territories. Students earning degrees at foreign colleges or universities are not eligible. Students earning degrees at U.S.-based institutions located abroad are not eligible.
  • Be enrolled at your home college or university in the Fall Semester before you apply.
  • If you are not taking classes at your home institution in the fall semester, please confirm that you are, in fact, enrolled. Institutions have different requirements to maintain enrollment status and you will be required to provide a signed letter from your registrar stating that you were enrolled during the fall semester.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)

“The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18-24, 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 three phases:

  • Two months of intensive German language training
  • Four months of classes in one’s academic or career field at a university, technical or professional school
  • Five-month internships in one’s career field

CBYX is open to candidates in all career fields who are interested in a year of academic, professional, and cultural exchange.”


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Fellowships

Public Policy Fellowships

CHCI’s Public Policy Fellowship program opens doors for talented young Latinos who are pursuing a career in public policy. CHCI fellows spend nine months working in Washington, D.C., with significant exposure to leaders in congressional offices, federal agencies, national nonprofit advocacy organizations, government-related institutes, and more—growing both personally and professionally during the fellowship experience.

Graduate Fellowships

CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship program is designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area. This paid, nine-month fellowship will provide you with valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino changemakers, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill.

One of the distinguishing features of CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship Program is the Capitol Hill Briefings. As part of the program, graduate fellows research a public policy issue that relates to the Latino community in their specific area of study, write an analytical white paper, and present it during the CHCI Capitol Hill Briefing Series—public policy roundtable discussions comprised of members of Congress, congressional staffers, public policy experts, and national leaders held each year in April. Additionally, select white papers may be chosen for publication in The Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy.”

 

CHCI Graduate Fellowship Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must:

  • Have completed a master’s degree or post-graduate degree prior to the program start date
  • Have high academic achievement (3.0 GPA or higher)
  • Have evidence of leadership skills and potential for leadership growth
  • Be able to demonstrates commitment to public service-oriented activities
  • Have superior analytical skills, outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Be a U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization.

CHCI Public Policy Fellowship Eligibility Requirements:

Applicant must:

  • Have earned a Bachelor’s Degree within two years of the program start date
  • Have high academic achievement (preference of 3.0 GPA or higher)
  • Have evidence of leadership skills and potential for leadership growth
  • Be able to demonstrate commitment to public service-oriented activities
  • Have superior analytical skills, outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Be a U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employerand who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization.

NOTE: All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference will be given to individuals with financial need.


Education


Fulbright ETA

“The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.”


Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)

“The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18-24, 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 three phases:

  • Two months of intensive German language training
  • Four months of classes in one’s academic or career field at a university, technical or professional school
  • Five-month internships in one’s career field

CBYX is open to candidates in all career fields who are interested in a year of academic, professional, and cultural exchange.”


Art, Film, and Music


The Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship

“The Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program provides specialized training in the curatorial field for students across the United States from diverse backgrounds. The fellowship seeks to make a critical impact on American art museums by developing gifted curators who are committed to engaging with the full spectrum of museum audiences. This initiative is generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program takes place at five partnering institutions: the Art Institute of Chicago; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City.

The program is organized around two components: the Summer Academy and the Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program.”

 

Requirements

The applicant must be:

  1. An individual from a historically underrepresented groups in the curatorial field;
  2. An undergraduate currently enrolled at a university, college or community college;
  3. Undergraduate who, if selected as a fellow, can commit to two years in the program prior to graduating. (Typically a current Freshman or Sophomore student); and
  4. Individuals who are eligible to work in the United States.
  5. Demonstrated interest in art, art history or the museum field.
  6. Currently enrolled at a university, college or community college located near a partner museum. Partner museums are the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC), the High Museum of Art, Atlanta (High), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City (NAMA).
  7. Open to the idea of pursuing a masters or doctorate degree in the arts of museum field.

Please direct questions to fellowships@lacma.org


Smithsonian Fellowship Opportunities

— On the website there is a list of fellowship opportunities at the Smithsonian.


National Geographic Young Explorers Grant

“Young Explorers Grants (YEG) offer opportunities to individuals ages 18 to 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic’s existing grant programs, including: the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE), the Expeditions Council (EC), and the Conservation Trust (CT).”


Diversity Background


Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute

—”The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have created the Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute to encourage minority students and others with an interest in African-American , African, and African Diasporan Studies to pursue  PhDs  in the humanities.”


Soros

“Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.”


Ford Foundation Diversity

“Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks 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.

Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.”

 

Ford Eligibility Requirements:
Applicant must be a citizen or nationals of the United States (regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation).

Applicant must be an individual with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations).

Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.

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