Fellowships List

Note: These deadlines are for reference only. Please visit each site for the official application deadlines.

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) provides a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. In exchange for a commitment to work with the federal government, Americans acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of the United States. The focus is on language acquisition and competence and understanding of international political and economic affairs.

Deadline: February 5, 2020
Website: https://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Boren-Awards-for-International-Study

This scholarship provides graduate scholarships in any discipline. Selection criteria include: academic achievement, financial need, a will to succeed, leadership and a commitment to community involvement.

Deadline: Applications will open soon
Website: https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/

This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The selection criteria include (but are not limited to the following): Students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, demonstrated financial need, and a commitment to study in less visited countries.

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2019
Website: https://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education. In 2007, the Foundation expects to award 80 scholarships and 50 honorable mentions on the basis of merit to sophomore and junior level college students who meet very specific criteria.

Deadline: March 5, 2020
Website: https://www.udall.gov

At the Fund for Theological Education, our mission is to raise gifted and diverse young leaders for the church and the academy. We offer help for their journey, and you can be part of the movement to identify the next generation of pastors and scholars.

Deadline: February 15, 2020
Website: https://fteleaders.org

The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship is now available. The Scholarship Fund is intended to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to the scholarship recipients. The Scholarship Fund will award $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient attending an ABA-accredited law school. Twenty awards will be made to entering first-year students and may be reneweable for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during each student’s time in law school. Completed scholarship applications must be received no later than March 1.

Deadline: 2019 Application period is now closed, the 2020 applications will open soon.
Website: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/diversity_pipeline/projects_initiatives/legal_opportunity_scholarship/

Provides graduate school financial support for students looking for careers in the Foreign Service. Particularly encourages applications from members of minority groups traditionally underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and those with financial need. Requires commitment to a minimum of three years of service as a Foreign Service Officer following graduation.

Deadline: September 24, 2019
Website: http://www.rangelprogram.org/

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund was created to support students who are actively pursuing peace and justice. The need-based scholarship is awarded to students who are working to impart change in their community and campus while working on a degree.

Deadline: March 31, 2020
Website: http://www.davisputter.org/

The Ford Foundation Fellowship will assist pre-PhD and post-PhD with funding. Individuals who receive the fellowship must be committed to a career of teaching and research while implementing diversity as one of their teaching tools.

Deadline: December 10, 2019
Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships

Funds a year of graduate study in Ireland, and 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.

Deadline: September 27, 2019
Website: https://www.us-irelandalliance.org/mitchellscholarship

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation supports PhD students pursuing a career in physical, biological and engineering sciences. The goal is that one day these students will be innovators and leaders changing the world.

Deadline: Oct 23, 2019
Website: http://www.hertzfoundation.org/

The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together students and recent graduates who have completed studies in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States. This diverse group of students are brought together to discuss issues affecting minority groups and the history of discrimination. During the lectures and discussions different solutions to injustice are reviewed. The goal of the Humanity in Action Fellowship is to allow students to explore the roots of discrimination from a political and social perspective in addition to providing an arena for discussion and consideration of solutions to the most challenging problems of today.

Deadline: See the website for more information
Website: http://www.humanityinaction.org/programs/14-humanity-in-action-fellowship

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation awards annual fellowships to individuals who want to become teachers. The fellowship is intended for graduate study to obtain a master’s degree. Those awarded the fellowship plan to be dynamic teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary level. Applicants are grouped and picked by their state of legal residence.

Deadline: March 1, 2020
Website: http://www.jamesmadison.gov/

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a Federal environmental science agency dedicated to learning about the Earth’s environment and resources. The Hollings Scholarship has identified four primary purposes for undergraduate students which are: 1) increase training for undergrads in atmospheric science, research, technology, and education; 2) increase public understanding and management of resources related to the ocean and atmosphere and improve knowledge regarding the environment; 3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with the NOAA and other agencies at the federal, state, and local government level; and 4) prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in the areas of the ocean and atmospheric sciences and to also improve education in science and the environment in the US. In addition to funding for academic study students will also participate in a 10 week full-time internship during the summer at a NOAA facility.

Deadline: January 31, 2020
Website: http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/scholarships/

Supports active and veteran service members and their spouses by removing financial barriers to completing a degree program of choice. Tillman Scholars are military veterans and spouses with a high potential for impact as demonstrated through a proven track record of leadership, the continued pursuit of education and the commitment of their resources to service beyond self.

Deadline: February 28, 2020
Website: http://pattillmanfoundation.org/apply-to-be-a-scholar/

Awarded to New Americans to support up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States.

Deadline: November 1, 2019
Website: http://www.pdsoros.org

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship is awarded to unique individuals dedicated to working towards global change in the areas of: poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism. Working with the Foreign Service through USAID; the ultimate goal is the make positive changes to U.S. foreign policy and be ambassadors around the world. The Payne Fellowship provides benefits for graduate school, internships, and professional development.

Deadline: November 1, 2019
Website: http://www.paynefellows.org/

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Successful candidates are obligated to a minimum of three years of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer.

Deadline: 2019 Application period is now closed, the new application period will open June.
Website: https://pickeringfellowship.org/

Study stays, research, internships, learn German- DAAD offers many abroad experiences from a three-week summer course to internships. DAAD offers a variety of scholarships for undergraduates to study and research in Germany.

Deadline: See the website for more information
Website: https://www.daad.org/en/find-funding/undergraduate-opportunities/