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These highly competitive awards can provide opportunities and support during your studies.

Are you a student who is driven to succeed and stand out from the crowd? Then you鈥檒l want to check out 91国产鈥檚 impressive list of awards and scholarships. We have options for students from all backgrounds and fields of study.

To get started, explore the opportunities listed below, then set up an appointment with an advisor for personalized guidance.听Our Fall 2023 Fellowship Drop-in Hours are Tuesdays 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and Fridays 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Room 102 Earle Hall B.听 Please come by if you would like feedback on your statements, applications, or answers to questions you have about nationally competitive awards.

Our Mission

Our office takes as its mission a desire to help fellowship applicants learn, grow, and transform, independent of competition outcome. We subscribe to the National Association of Fellowship Advisors鈥 core values of collaboration, learning, equity, inclusion, respect, and transparency, and we are dedicated to serving students across the University who wish to prepare competitive proposals for national awards.

Why Apply for a Competitive Award?

In addition to the hope for free money to do things you would like to do, such as travel abroad and attend graduate school, the process of applying for a national scholarship or fellowship is valuable in and of itself. It allows you to articulate your key intellectual priorities and professional goals, to hone your skills in self-advocacy, and to refine your editing abilities. You end up learning as much about yourself during this process as you do about the opportunity for which you are applying.

When Should Students Apply?

Be careful to note deadlines and give yourself at least 8 weeks to prepare an application, giving faculty time to write informed letters of recommendation and giving yourself time to craft an engaging and enlightening statement of purpose. Such a statement will require multiple 鈥 usually 4-8 鈥 drafts. Note that some scholarships require an institutional nomination, and 91国产 may have its own internal deadlines before the scholarship deadline. Check with theOffice of Prestigious Awards and Fellowshipsabout its internal (university) deadline for a national award.

Download aquick guide calendarof popular scholarship opportunities and which year you should apply to them.(Calendar used by kind permission of ONIS at the University of Minnesota).

Browse the following list of scholarships and experiences that fit well with 91国产鈥檚 programs, or schedule an appointment to discuss how to put your award application together

Travel and Study Abroad Opportunities

The offers a 10-month volunteer service program matching fellows with development organizations. Fellows work on sustainable development projects in public health, education and livelihoods. Fellows receive travel to India, insurance, and a monthly living stipends covering rent, meals and incidentals.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. or Indian citizen
  • Between the ages of 21-34
  • Have a BA/BS in hand by September

Applications are due听January of your senior year. If you wish to apply, you should begin working on your application in October.

 

should have a desire to work in the federal government.

Due Date: February 2023

Adelphi鈥檚 internal deadline: January 11.

Campus Due Date: January 2023

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Enrolled in a degree-program (1st, 2nd or 3rd year)
  • Planning to intensively study a language abroad, in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia or New Zealand
  • STEM majors can do a summer program but for other majors, Boren prefers 25+ weeks abroad.
  • Scholars commit to working at least 1 year in federal government after graduation

Scholarship: Fund study abroad by U.S. undergraduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Maximum awards are determined by duration abroad:

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

Fellowship: Fund research and language study proposals by U.S. graduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Maximum awards are determined by duration abroad:

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

spend 8-10 weeks abroad in the summer studying 1 of 15 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, or Urdu.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Enrolled in a degree-program (1st, 2nd or 3rd year)
  • All majors welcome

Applications are due in November. If you wish to apply, you should begin working on your application in September.

The offers scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $7,000 to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident undergrad
  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Must want to study abroad but have no experience in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Applications are due in April. If you wish to apply, you should begin working on your application in January.

will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.听

Review听 for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program before proceeding.

Due Date: Mid October 2022

Adelphi鈥檚 internal deadline: September 1.

Campus Due Date: Beginning of September

Countries: Africa & the Near East, C. Amer., S. Amer., Caribbean, E. Asia, Pacific, S. Asia, Europe, Mexico, Canada
Fields of Study: Any

The are either 3 or 4-week programs for U.S. undergraduate students.听

The places qualified candidates into classrooms abroad in order to provide assistance to the local English teachers.听

The enables undergraduates with financial need to study or intern abroad by awarding $5,000 scholarships.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Must be receiving a PELL grant
  • Enrolled in a degree program (1st, 2nd or 3rd year)
  • Planning to study or intern abroad for at least 3 weeks

Applications are due in October or March, depending on when you plan to study abroad.

is a living memorial to support future generations who answer the call to public service leadership.

Due Date: February 2023
Campus Due Date: January 2023

Award: $30,000

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Fields of Study: Government, non-profit, education; Graduate studies in law, social work, public health, education
  • Full-time college junior/senior
  • U.S. citizen
  • Student government or government internships
  • Faculty nomination
  • Commitment to a career in government or the nonprofit and advocacy sectors
  • Communication skills and a high probability of becoming an agent for change
  • Strong academic record with likely acceptance to the graduate school of the candidate’s choice.

With the you can study a European society in depth in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo or Warsaw 鈥 from transformation processes to transitional justice, from quests for identity to dynamics of social cohesion and coercion. gender, and region.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Currently enrolled undergrad or recent graduate
  • Want to work on a yearlong Action Project
  • Those seeking an educational experience that underscores how historical and cultural dynamics shape society in the local context of the Fellowship program
Applications are due inmid-February.听If you wish to apply, you should begin working on your application in late October.

The 听 is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 13 months.Luce Scholars come from a wide variety of backgrounds and majors.

Due Date:Mid-October

Begin working on your application in June.

Eligibility criteria:

  • US citizen under age 32
  • have received a bachelor’s degree
  • have a record of achievement, leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest
  • have limited exposure to Asia

 

The is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial needs.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Fields of Study: Fine Arts, Medicine, History
  • undergraduate senior
  • 3.5 GPA or above
  • U.S. citizenship not required

Applications are due in October.

Michell 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 provides tuition, accommodation, and a stipend for living expenses and travel.

Due Date: End of September 2022
Campus Due Date: Beginning of September 2022

Every year, are selected to represent the world鈥檚 next generation of leaders 鈥 high-caliber individuals with open minds and limitless potential who will serve to deepen understanding between China and the rest of the world. Schwarzman Scholars are selected from an international pool of distinguished candidates. Prospective Scholars are expected to demonstrate academic excellence, exceptional results in their field, and outstanding leadership qualities.

Due Date: End of September 2022
Campus Due Date: Beginning of September 2022

Administered by the Obama Foundation and funded by a $100 million contribution from Brian Chesky of Airbnb, the helps students eligible for need-based financial aid to pursue careers in public service (broadly defined) by providing access to travel and education. Recipients receive financial aid up to $50,000, a $10,000 summer voyage, a 10-year travel stipend and a networking summit.

Eligibility criteria:

  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • completing sophomore year during application process
  • demonstrated financial need via 1040 tax forms
  • US citizen, permanent resident, or DACA status
  • commitment to public service, including gov鈥檛, non-profits, teachers, community organizers, social workers, socially-oriented entrepreneurs, artists, journalists, etc.

Applications are due in March. Begin working on your application in January, when the competition opens.

Public Service & International Affairs Opportunities

The is a paid two-year experience at a non-profit aimed at social impact. Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend each year, plus a bonus at the end of the program.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Be a college senior at the time of application
  • Show academic excellence, leadership, and a commitment to social justice

Applications are due in February. If you wish to apply, you should begin working on your application in November.

participate in a 9-month program that provides a $31,500 stipend and health insurance. Fellows are posted to Mayoral offices and City agencies and participate in a seminar series that addresses urban issues in public policy.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Eligible to work in U.S.
  • Will have BA/BS in hand before start of fellowship
  • Can commit to working full-time at the fellowship

Applications are due in January of your senior year. If you wish to apply, you should begin working on your application in October.

offers fellowships of up to $48,000 a year for a 2-year Master鈥檚 program. In addition to your master鈥檚 program, you will complete 2 summer internships with the State Department: one in the US and one overseas. Upon successful completion of your Master鈥檚 degree, Payne Fellows have the opportunity to work for 5 years as Foreign Service Officers with the US Agency for International Development.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • At least a 3.2 GPA
  • Will pursue a Master鈥檚 degree in international affairs, public policy/admin, economics, history, foreign languages, business administration, communications, urban planning, environmental science, or political science

Applications are due in November of your senior year. If you wish to apply, you should begin working on your application in August.

offers fellowships of up to $37,500 a year for a 2-year Master鈥檚 program. In addition to your master鈥檚 program, you will complete 2 summer internships with the State Department: one in the U.S. and one overseas. Upon successful completion of your Master鈥檚 degree, Pickering Fellows have the opportunity to work for 5 years as Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Department of State.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • At least a 3.2 GPA
  • Can help to represent ethnic, gender, or class diversity
  • Will pursue a Master鈥檚 degree in international relations, public policy, economics, history, foreign languages, business, communications or political science

Applications are due in September of your senior year. If you wish to apply, you should begin working on your application in June.

The is a rigorous fully-funded program for juniors. The program aims to address the lack of diversity in professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions, and international organizations. The JSI Fellowship prepares students to obtain a Master鈥檚 in public policy, public administration, international affairs, etc.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen, legal resident, DACA student
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated involvement in working to improve underrepresented communities, including African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanics, Latinx, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders
  • Will pursue a Master鈥檚 degree in public policy and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools

Applications are due in November of your junior year. If you wish to apply, you should begin working on your application in September.

offers fellowships of up to $37,500 a year for a 2-year Master鈥檚 program. In addition to your master鈥檚 program, you will complete 2 summer internships with the State Department: one in the U.S. and one overseas. Upon successful completion of your Master鈥檚 degree, Rangel Fellows have the opportunity to work for 5 years as Foreign Service Officers with the US Department of State.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Has challenging coursework in mathematics/ quantitative skills, business, economics, English, languages, or political science
  • Members of minority groups, women and those with financial need are encouraged to apply

Applications are due in September of your senior year. If you wish to apply, you should begin working on your application in June.

The 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 2021, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 55 scholarships of up to $7,000 each.

Due Date: Beginning of March 2023
Campus Due Date: TBA

STEM, Healthcare and Environmental Opportunities

receive a $16,000 stipend, a paid summer internship, and full tuition and fees for a PhD at a GEM-affiliated University.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • 3.0 GPA or above
  • African-American, Latinx, or Native American
  • Applying for a science or engineering PhD program
Applications are due inearly November.听 For early consideration, apply by October 1. If you wish to apply, you should begin working on your application in August.

The offers prestigious scholarships to college sophomores and juniors to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.

鈥 National Competition Deadline: Last Friday in January
鈥 Mandatory Pre-application Deadline: November 8

Fields of Study: Science, Math, Engineering, Research only

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • 3.8 GPA or above
  • Full-time sophomore or junior
  • Intend to pursue a research career in natural science, math, or engineering
  • Recommended: Has had research experience as a 1st- or 2nd-year student

Applications are due in the last Friday in January. If you wish to apply, you should submit a student profile and pre-application by end of August and contact your campus representative. The campus deadline is November.

Students who are interested in applying to an should inquire with their institution鈥檚 Office of Financial Aid or Office of Sponsored Programs whether an S-STEM project is available on campus听

Due Date: TBA
Campus Due Date: TBA

Fields of Study: education, training projects in fields of science and engineering

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Fields of Study: education, training projects in fields of science and engineering
  • Proposal must be submitted online by the academic institution

The offers paid research training, paid employment, and competitive scholarships of up to $20,000 to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Minimum GPA of 3.3
  • Have 鈥淓xceptional Financial Need鈥 as certified by your undergraduate institution鈥檚 financial aid office
  • For each scholarship year, you are committed to two NIH service obligations

Applications are due in March before the academic year for which you are seeking the scholarship. If you wish to apply, you should begin working on your application when it opens in January.

The offers recent college graduates planning to apply to nursing/dental/vet/medical/pharmacy school $30,000+ stipends to work for 1-2 years as a full-time researcher at the NIH.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Graduating senior or recent grad
  • Want to focus on biomedical issues and have taken courses in biology and chemistry

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

The offers sophomores scholarships of up to $9,500 for 2 more years of undergraduate study as well as a 10-week paid summer internship at a NOAA facility.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • At least a 3.0 GPA
  • Sophomore
  • Majoring in environmental, or biological science, mathematics, physics or teacher education supporting NOAA programs

Applications are due by the end of January sophomore year. If you wish to apply, you should begin working on your application in September.

offers a 2-year paid fellowship to work on policymaking in STEM education, information technology, energy and the environment, space science, infotech, national security and life sciences. Fellows work collaboratively but also have the opportunity to work on independent research project (ideally leading to publication).

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Have earned a BS/BA between May 2019- July 2021
  • Strong written & oral communication skills
  • Interest in science and technology policy

Applications are due Applications are due in mid-January. Fellowships begin in mid-July.

offers scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 will be awarded to students admitted to a post-baccalaureate clinical program in medicine, nursing or pharmacy.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. Resident
  • Be a senior enrolling in graduate school
  • Provide proof of enrollment to a graduate program in medicine, nursing, or pharmacy
  • Be seeking a degree in order to actively treat patients

Applications are due between May and June of your senior year. If you wish to apply, you should begin working on your application in April.

The awards scholarships of up to $7,000 to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to the environment or Native American nations.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Sophomore or junior pursuing a bachelor鈥檚 degree
  • Be working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting India
  • Has done community service and public service which demonstrates a commitment to one of these areas

Applications are due by March of sophomore or junior year, but you must meet with a campus representative well before then.

Teaching Experiences

The offers fellowships of up to $24,000 for an MA, MAT or MEd program. These fellowships are for social studies teachers who will be teaching the US Constitution as part of their American history, civics, and/or American government courses for grades 7-12.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Plan to teach social studies or US history or civic to grades 7-12
  • Have earned a BA by August 31 of the year of your application

Applications are due March 1听of your senior year. If you wish to apply, you should begin working on your application in January.

offers $32,000 toward completion of a 1-year MEd in STEM at the University of Pennsylvania, Duquesne or West Chester Universities. Upon completion of the degree, teachers will teach in a middle- or high school in Philadelphia or the great city of Pittsburgh.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Has at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Has majored in STEM field or has at least 30 STEM credits
  • Intends to pursue a teaching career in natural science, math, or engineering

Applications are due on March 16 or January 30. Note the state of assignment changes from year to year.

Opportunities for Underserved Populations

The program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States.

Due Date: End of October 2022
Campus Due Date: TBA

Field of Study: Any for Graduate Study

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Resident alien
  • Naturalized US citizen, child of two naturalized citizens
  • Bachelor Degree or senior college student
  • less than 30 years old by November

Summer Experiences

provides undergraduates with the opportunity to engage in a funded science and biotechnology research experience. The host institutions require a full-time commitment for eight to ten weeks beginning in June and ending in August.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • At least a 3.2 GPA
  • Must be a sophomore, junior, or nongraduating senior
  • Interest in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD after graduation

Applications are due in February. If you wish to apply, you should begin working on your application in October.

spend 8-10 weeks abroad in the summer studying 1 of 15 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, or Urdu.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Enrolled in a degree program (1st, 2nd or 3rd year)
  • All majors welcome

Applications are due in November. If you wish to apply, you should begin working on your application in September.

offers a paid summer internship to work in scientific laboratories with doctoral students and researchers in Germany. Knowledge of German is not necessary.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Sophomore or junior standing
  • Major in biology, chemistry, computer science, physics or earth sciences

Due Date:听December.

If you wish to apply, you should begin working on your application in September.

Ideal for rising seniors, as well as graduate students pursuing a master鈥檚 degree, JD, or PhD, the is a paid summer experience with the FBI. Interns from a wide variety of majors (including management, accounting, IT, criminal justice, and environmental studies, among others) works alongside FBI staff in Washington, DC, or at local field offices throughout the nation.

Due Date: Mid-September.

Begin working on your application in mid-August.

Eligibility criteria:

  • US citizen
  • Minium GPA of 3.0
  • Attend a US-accredited college/university full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student (preference for juniors and older)
  • Can pass all FBI background investigations and can receive a Top Secret clearance

 

The is a rigorous fully-funded program for juniors. The program aims to address the lack of diversity in professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions, and international organizations. The JSI Fellowship prepares students to obtain a Master鈥檚 in public policy, public administration, international affairs, etc.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen, legal resident, DACA student
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated involvement in working to improve underrepresented communities, including African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanics, Latinx, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders
  • Will pursue a Master鈥檚 degree in public policy and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools

Applications are due in November of your junior year. If you wish to apply, you should begin working on your application in September.

offers a paid 6-week summer program in Washington DC, designed to provide undergrads with a deeper appreciation of current events and trends in international affairs. Courses and networking make up this program at Howard University.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Sophomore or junior status
  • Members of minority groups, women and those with financial need are encouraged to apply

Applications are due in February. If you wish to apply, you should begin working on your application in December.

How to Request a Letter of Recommendation

For nationally competitive scholarships, it is generally best to have recommendations from faculty or recommenders who are familiar with your written or lab work, your classroom contributions, and who have a sense of you as a person.

When requesting a letter of recommendation from faculty members, ask them if they would be willing to write for you and whether they would like to meet in person to discuss the opportunity you are applying for. You must provide them with:

  • a description of the scholarship
  • selection criteria for the scholarship (what is the scholarship committee looking for?)
  • a resume (CV)
  • a sample of work that you did for their course(s)
  • a draft of your application essay/statement of purpose/personal statement for the scholarship
  • details regarding the deadline for submission and the modalities of submitting the letter (i.e. should they send it to the 91国产 Institutional Representative, directly to the scholarship via mail or email; via link for direct upload to the scholarship portal?)

Thank your recommender before and after they have submitted your letter and,most importantly, please inform the recommender about the outcome of the scholarship, whether you win or lose. Often, a faculty member has taken 2-3 hours away from research, teaching, and service work to craft an excellent, thoughtful letter for you. The faculty member has now become invested with you in this application and wants to know how it turned out.

How to Write a Personal Statement

It is crucial to analyze the prompt for a statement of purpose and/or a personal statement. Make sure that your statement addresses all aspects of the prompt and does not include extraneous information. Be engaging, concise, and 鈥 for most applications 鈥 minimize emphasis on your personal desires and feelings about the opportunity for which you are applying. Instead, emphasize your capacities and intellectual interests and explain how these make you a good fit for the award.

A wonderful. This handbook contains advice for personal statements for graduate study, as well as for national scholarships.

Additional Resources

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Faculty Resources for Nationally Competitive Awards

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