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Carolina Experience Enrichment Scholarship (CEES)
The CEES is a summer fellowship sponsored by the Carolina Covenant Office that awards up to $1000 to help undergraduate and graduate students cover their study abroad expenses and other enriching academic experiences such as unpaid internships, research projects, language study, conference attendance, and volunteer work. The grant amount may change based on the number of fellows and their needs.

Students must be U.S citizens, Carolina covenant scholars and first-time travelers. No GPA is required, but the qualifications and merits of students are gauged for selection. The deadline to apply is April 8.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
The Office of Undergraduate Research awards about 60 awards each summer for undergraduates to complete a summer research project. Students receive up to $3000 and are expected to work under the supervision of a UNC-Chapel Hill professor for at least 9 weeks with a minimum of 20hours/week during the summer for their research project. Additional funding is available for students working on special topics such as women in the American south and studies in studio art. The deadline to apply and submit materials is February 1st by 4:00 pm EST. Applications are reviewed by a faculty committee and applicants are chosen for funding based on the originality and feasibility of their research topic.

To be eligible, students must be UNC undergraduates who are not already receiving funding support for research experiences from other programs are eligible to apply. Students who have not previously received a SURF award can also apply. However, undergraduates must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, be enrolled full-time students when applying and be enrolled during the fellowship.

Tags: Undergraduates, Fellowship, Need-Based

Eve Carson Scholarship
The Eve Carson Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship awarded to UNC Chapel Hill undergraduate students who have shown significant growth in academics and a passion and dedication in leadership and social justice. The scholarship was established in 2008 to commemorate and honor the life of former Student Body President Eve Carson. Applications are due December 16 by 11:59 pm and students are required to submit a resume of their important collegiate activities and answer some questions about their passions and future professional goals. Successful applicants are awarded up to $5000 to fund a summer experience and half the cost of in-state attendance for their senior year.

Students interested in applying must be juniors who have already completed 48 credit hours and have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applicants cannot also receive a full merit-based scholarship at the time of the application.

Tags: Undergraduates, Scholarships, Merit-Based

Army ROTC Scholarship
The UNC Chapel Hill Army ROTC provides up merit-based scholarships to undergraduate students desiring to serve in the Army. Scholarships cover all tuition and fees for students and are worth over $160,000 over the course of four years. Current UNC students, High school and transfer students, active duty officers and national guardsmen or reservists applying to UNC are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Funding is also available for nursing students who would like to serve in the Army. For those who desire not to be on active duty and hold a regular civilian job while serving in the Army Reserve, the ROTC offers funding awards through the Guaranteed Reserved Forces Scholarship.
Only students who want to serve or already serve in the Army should consider applying for this scholarship.

Tags: Scholarship, Merit-Based, High School, Transfer, and Current Undergraduate Students, Nursing Students, Active Duty, National Guardsman, Reservists

Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
The FLAS fellowship is an initiative from the DOE to support less commonly taught languages, area studies coursework and develop a pool of foreign language experts to meet national demands. Students are selected based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need, and funds are awarded during the academic year and summer. Successful applicants receive up to $5000 in stipend and $10,000 in tuition and fees if they are undergraduates and up to $15,000 in stipend and total coverage for their tuition and fees if they are graduates. Fellows are required to take at least one language and one area studies course each semester to continue receiving funding in the program.

Eligibility criteria requires students to be U.S citizens or permanent residents and be at an intermediate level when applying. Students can receive additional funding from other sources, but it must not be covering what is already funded by the FLAS fellowship.

Tags: Fellowship, Merit-Based, Need-Based, Foreign Language, Undergraduates, Graduates

Frances L. Phillips Travel Award
Jointly administered by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Students Affairs and the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid, this travel award is designed for undergraduate juniors and seniors majoring in the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC Chapel-Hill. The Travel Phillips Awards grants annually approximately 20 undergraduates with a sum of up to $9,500 to help defray travel costs.

Students who are U.S. Citizens, have attended high school in North Carolina and have already secured an experience-enhancing internship abroad can apply to this travel award, but must demonstrate financial need, academic excellence and active involvement on campus.

Applications are due by October 15 of the year preceding the travel and applicants, as part of the application process, need to submit a statement of travel highlighting, along with the detailed travel costs, the academic and professional or personal benefits of the internship for them.

Tags: Undergraduates, U.S. Citizen, Attended NC high school, Travel, Internship abroad.

UNC C-STEP Internship Funding
The Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program awards stipends to support C-STEP students with an unpaid internship or valuable experiential learning. Applications are selected based on their strength and their educational quality and feasibility. As part of the application process, students are required to submit a resume, information about their internship and the organization providing it. C-STEP students are also expected to submit a complete budget of their internship as well as a one-page statement on the importance and benefits of the internship for their educational and career goals.

Tags: C-STEP students, unpaid internships

Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) awards every year a general scholarship of $5000 to outstanding graduating high school seniors with a GPA of 4.0 through the Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship. The award is renewable for up to four consecutive years upon the maintenance of a 3.25 GPA.

The NSDAR also offers more than 25 other scholarships in ranging between $2000 and $5000 to students of American Indian blood, students majoring in political science, history, government or economics, students attending or who will attend nursing school, medical school or law school. Other scholarships pertain to specific fields such as arts, science, business administration, and horticulture.

Most scholarships are awarded and renewable based on academic achievement to graduating high school seniors. However, undergraduate and graduate students are also eligible for some of these awards. Applications are separate for each scholarship and due by February 15. Applicants must be U.S citizens and are not required to be members of the NSDAR except for Lilian & Arthur Dunn and Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarships.

Tags: American Indian, STEM field, Arts, Business and Economics, Medicine, Law, Political Science, Horticulture, History and American Government, High School Seniors, Undergraduate, and Graduate Students

The Carolina Summer Fellowship Program
Sponsored by the UNC-Chapel Hill department of pharmacology and the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (APSET), the CSF is a 10-week summer research program, designed for undergraduate students interested in a career in biomedical sciences, and which culminates with student presentations at the end of the program.

Students spend the summer conducting research in a laboratory under the supervision of a research pharmacologist the program culminates with student presentations. and attending a series of workshops on scientific presentations, work ethics, graduate school readiness, and career opportunities.

The application, which opens and closes on January 1st and February 28th respectively,is open to all undergraduates regardless of their college and university provided they are US citizens, permanent residents or foreign students with a valid visa. Successful applicants receive benefits that include a $4,000 stipend, food allowance, and free housing.

Tags: Biomedical science students, Undergraduates.

Latino Migration Research Awards
The Latino Migration research awards consist of a series of awards designed to fund undergraduate and graduate studies abroad related to Latino studies, Latin America or Caribbean.

Some of these awards fund academic research and summer research abroad for honors thesis for undergraduates and range from $1,250 to $3,000. Most applications are open October 25 and are due on February 7, except for the Gil Award, which recognizes the best undergraduate thesis written on Latin America during the academic year. Applications for the Gil Award are due on March 13 but requires nomination from a faculty member prior to that date.

Other awards, such as the Mellon Conference Travel Awards, whose application is due after July 1st, provides between $300 and $700 to Latin Americanist graduate students from any UNC-Chapel Hill department, traveling abroad or within the US for a conference.

There are also other awards providing funding, between $1,000 and $4,000 for pre-dissertation and dissertation of graduate students in a master’s or doctorate program. Graduate students can also apply for graduate assistantships and Language Across the Curriculum (LAC) teaching assistantships programs of the Institute for the Study of the Americas or external grants such as the Boren Award for International Travel for graduates studying abroad in regions critical to U.S. interests, such as Africa and Asia.

Tags: Undergraduates, Graduates, Post-Graduates, Travel Awards, Latin America and Caribbean, Latino Studies, Graduate Assistantships

The James and Eleanor Lesher Educational Opportunity in Philosophy Fund
The Lesher Opportunity Fund has been established to support undergraduates’ costs for studying abroad, develop new language skills, attend conferences and other enriching educational opportunities. The Fund is not limited to students majoring in Philosophy and other majors are welcome to apply. However, the number of awards and their amounts depends on the number of applications.

To apply students should send out a letter to the Director of Undergraduate Studies containing their school identification, the amount requested and details of how that amount would be spent, and a description of how the fund would help further their educational goals. Applications are due October 30 and March 1st for the Fall and Spring Semesters respectively.

Tags: Philosophy, Study Abroad, Languages, Educational Opportunities

The Carolina Medical Student Research Program
The CMSRP is a program that mimics the National Institute of Health grant funding process. Students who have completed one semester of medical school at UNC-Chapel Hill and are in good standing are eligible to apply by submitting a research project developed with a mentor.

The program provides an average of $4,000 in stipend, but stipends often vary depending on the program. The CMSRP is usually conducted during the summer, but the CMSRP may occasionally fund one-year or short-term school projects depending on funding availability.

Applications for summer funding are due February 22 and successful applicants for the summer spend eight weeks working on their research projects. As part of the program, students are expected to work full-time, attend a series of courses and informal meetings in addition to specific training that may vary depending on their program, and submit at the end their findings in a 2-3-page report and a 250-word abstract.

Tags: Medical Students, First-Year, Summer Research Projects

Carolina Global Initiative Award
The CGI awards on a rolling basis funding ranging between $1,500 and $6,000 for students to experience a non-credit-bearing global opportunity. Awards are designed to fund research projects, self-designed projects, internships, fellowships, service projects and any other educational experience that is globally focused.

The ideal applicant is an undergraduate, graduate, or international Ph.D. student with demonstrated financial need and no or limited prior global travel experience. Previous awardees include a first-year pre-med English major who shadowed physicians in a Uruguayan hospital and a global studies major who interned with an embassy in Spain through the US State Department.

Tags: Undergraduate, Graduate, and International Ph.D. students, Travel awards, Global initiatives

The Light on the Hill Society Scholarship
The LOTH Society Scholarship was established to serve as a tribute to first African-American graduates of the 1950s and 1960s. The Society awards many one-time awards of $2,500 and multiple $2,000 awards that are renewable for up to three years.

Applicants are selected based on the strength of their application and essays, their academic performance, community service, and leadership qualities.
Incoming African-American high school seniors planning to attend UNC-Chapel Hill in the Fall are eligible to apply and the deadline is March 10 at 11:59pm

Tags: African-America, High school seniors, GPA, Community Service, Leadership

The Student Emergency Fund
This joint initiative between the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid provides funding for enrolled students encountering unforeseen and unavoidable emergency situations pertaining to their health, safety, survival or the death of a family member.

Funding often does not exceed $500 and students must have exhausted all financial resources including emergency loans before applying. Funding cannot be used for academic expenses or recreational purposes.

Tags: Enrolled Students, Emergency Situations

Scholarships for Students with Majors or Minors in Classics Studies
The Stacia Byers Wells Fund awards up to $4,000 for summer programs and $6,000 for programs that run during the Fall and Spring Semesters to support travel expenses of undergraduate students. To be considered students must be traveling for research work with a faculty or as a research assistant, professional meetings around the world and excavation or archaeological works.
The Eunice and Luther Nims Scholarship is a need-based scholarship established to support juniors and seniors for their in-residence study or study abroad program.

To apply for both scholarships, students must submit a letter to the Director of Undergraduate Studies detailing their prospective budgets, letters of recommendation, a description of the program, and a brief statement of their academic experiences and how the research work is going to further their educational goals. However, students can submit a single application for both scholarships, indicating their desire to be considered for both. Applications are due February 1st.

Students may also be nominated for various awards within the department. For more information and additional scholarships, visit the website.

Tags: Undergraduate Research, Classics, Travel Award, Study Abroad

Science and Math Achievement and Resourcefulness Track Program
The SMART Program is designed to support undergraduate research, provide peer mentoring and guidance for graduate school. The program is designed for any STEM major undergraduate at UNC-Chapel Hill who has completed at least two academic semesters and is in good standing.

Successful applicants are matched with a laboratory based on their interests and spend nine weeks doing research work 30 hours per week under the direction of their PI. Students are also required to attend weekly meetings for review of scientific papers and presentation of their research work with a program director and their peers. Applications are due February 16 and selected students receive a $3,000 stipend.

Tags: STEM majors, Undergraduate research

Udall Scholarship
The Udall Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship awarded to outstanding college sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated strong leadership qualities, public service, and commitment to issues related to the environment or native Americans, such as tribal policy and native health care.

Applicants must be endorsed by the Office of Distinguished Scholarships by January 27. Selected applicants are awarded up to $7,000 to cover their academic expenses, get to join a Udall Alumni Network, a community of passionate change-makers working on Native American nations and environmental issues, and participate in a Scholar Orientation during the Summer in Tucson, Arizona.

Tags: Sophomores, Juniors, Merit-Based, Native Americans, Environment

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
The P.D. Soros Fellowship is a merit-based fellowship that emphasizes on the creativity, originality, initiative and sustained development of applicants. Applicants must be new Americans, immigrants or children of immigrants, who will be attending graduate school in the U.S and who have demonstrated a commitment to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The fellowship provides up to $20,000 for to cover tuition and fees and up to $25,000 in stipend support for up to two years and as long as applicants are in good standing in their graduate program. As part of the program, fellows attend the annual Fall Conference in New York City. They also get to join the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship Association, where they engage with past and current fellows and work on a series of events throughout the United States.

Tags: New Americans, Incoming Graduates, Fellowship

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program
The Summer Program is a six-week program designed to help undergraduates enhance their knowledge and understanding of international issues and career opportunities in foreign affairs.

The program covers travel, housing, food and tuition-related expenses and participants also get a $3,200 stipend. During the program, participants attend classes on the History of U.S. Foreign Relations and Political Economy, and other programs at Howard University and around Washington, D.C. Former participants have gone to the various locations, such as the US Congress, World Bank, CIA, and Pentagon, and met and discussed with different foreign affairs professionals.

Applications are due February 4 and applicants to the program must be at least college sophomores, U.S citizens, and have a GPA of at least 3.2.

Tags: College Sophomores, GPA, Foreign Affairs

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program
This fellowship program seeks to prepare graduate students for international policy related careers and any other careers regarding the formulation, representation, and implementation of a U.S. foreign policy.

Selected students get awarded up to $37,500 to cover their cost-of-attendance for up to two years, providing the maintenance of a 3.2 GPA. During the graduate program, fellows are mentored by a U.S. Foreign Service officer and get to intern twice at the U.S. Capitol and overseas at a U.S. embassy. At the end of their graduate program, Rangel Scholars are guaranteed a position within the U.S. State Department of Foreign Service where they are required to serve for a minimum of five years.

The deadline to apply is September 24 and applicants must be U.S. Citizens with at least a 3.2 GPA and seeking admission in a graduate program in a field of study related to the foreign service.

The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship Program is a similar program with the same objectives and requirements, funded by the U.S. State Department and administered by the Howard University. However, the deadline to submit an application is September 17.

Tags: Graduates, Fellowships, Foreign Affairs, GPA

Woodrow Wilson Fellowships
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship provides a non-renewable scholarship of $25,000 to fund a 12 month of full-time dissertation writing. The dissertation must be in regard to ethical or religious values in any humanity or social science field. Potential topics may pertain to the ethical implications of foreign policies and the values influencing political decisions. Applications due November 15 and candidates must have fulfilled all pre-dissertation requirements and be in the writing stage of the dissertation by the time of the application.

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies awards $5,000 to cover dissertations’ related expenses for Ph.D. candidates entering their final year of dissertation.
The deadline to submit applications is October 15 and Ph.D. students must be candidates in a humanities or social sciences department. Candidates’ dissertations must also address women or gender issues in an interdisciplinary way.

Tags: Ph.D. students, Humanities, Social Sciences, Ethical and Religious Values, Women and Gender Studies

The DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
The DOE CSGF is a fellowship program geared towards Ph.D. candidates in application-focused computational science research and other fields of study using high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems, such as applied mathematics and statistics.

Chosen applicants receive a range of benefits for up to four years. Benefits include the covering of tuition and fees, a $37,000 stipend per year, an academic allowance of $5,000 in their first fellowship year and of $1,000 in the subsequent years. Successful applicants also participate in a Program of Study designed to enhance their educational backgrounds and a 12-week practicum at one of the 21 DOE national labs.

The DOE CSGF application opens up in late October and applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents planning a full-time study towards a doctoral degree at a U.S. university.

Tags: Computer Science, Applied Science, Ph.D. students, U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, Fellowship

Z. Smith Reynolds Non-Profit Internship Program
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation offers paid summer internships to students desiring to enhance their knowledge and skills in the fields of research, public policy, communication, social media, and fundraising.

Selected students are matched with a host organization after interview processes and spend a minimum of eight weeks in a host organization developing a range of skills, participating in professional development and interacting with other fellows. Successful applicants also receive a stipend of $3,200.

To apply, students must be at least rising college sophomores in a North Carolina four-year university or rising college sophomores who are NC residents in an out-of-state four-year university. Students must also be Pell Grant eligible, but those who are ineligible for Pell due to documentation may be eligible for the program.

Tags: Summer Internship, Pell Grant eligible, at least college sophomores

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
The SH Public Service award $15,000 selects to graduating college seniors planning to pursue one year of public service somewhere in the world. Students submit a 1,000 maximum word proposal detailing their needs for the project and the project objectives and sustainability measures. Proposals must be designed to further the public good through the student’s actions or an established organization. Applications are due January 17 and students are selected based on the quality of their proposals, academics, and personal achievements.

Tags: Undergraduate seniors, public service, travel

The St. Andrew’s Society of North Carolina Fellowship
The St. Andrew’s Society of North Carolina provides North Carolina residents who wish to study at a Scottish university with a scholarship of up to $17,000. There is no specific university or major required for this fellowship. However, eligible applicants must have at least one prominent line of Scottish heritage. Applications are due by November 1st.

Tags: Fellowship, Scottish heritage, NC Resident, Study Abroad

Class of 1938 Summer Study Abroad Fellowship
Through the Class of ‘38 fellowship, students are awarded $5,000 to pursue an independent career or a personal project outside the United States they would have not otherwise been able to realize.

Applications are reviewed by the International Students and Scholar Services and Class of ‘38 Fellowship Alumni, which determine the finalists and finalists are interviewed by the Class of ‘38 Selection Committee to determine the awardees.

Funds are awarded based on financial need, academics, students’ enthusiasm for the project, the quality of the project, and how it is related to one’s career aspirations or personal goals.
Qualified students for this Study Abroad Fellowship must be U.S.Citizens who are college sophomores or juniors. Seniors who will be taking a fifth year of coursework are also eligible to apply. Applications for the Class of ‘38 Summer Study Abroad Fellowship are due January 31st at 11:59 pm.

Tags: Undergraduates, Summer Study Abroad, Fellowship, U.S. Citizens

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Named after the late Congressman Benjamin Gilman from New York, this scholarship program awards up to $5,000 to support undergraduates interested in studying abroad to further their language skills and gaining critical skills pertinent to the national security and economic prosperity of the United States. An additional award of $3,000 is granted to students who study critical need languages.

Awards are granted based on students’ financial need and the length and overall costs of the program. The strength of the application is also evaluated based on academic excellence, students’ backgrounds and enthusiasm in regards to the program. Strong preferences are given to veterans and minorities.

To apply to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, undergraduates must be in good academic standing, applying to or have been accepted for a credit-bearing study abroad program in a country with an overall l travel advisory level 1 or 2. The study abroad program must be a program of at least 2 weeks for students at a two-year institution and 3 weeks for students at a four-year institution.

Tags: Study Abroad, GPA, Veterans, Minorities, Scholarship, Language Study

Gerard Unks Travel Fellowship Fund
Administered by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Gerard Unks Travel Fellowship Fund awards $2,500 to support travel expenses for internship programs, research work, or volunteer opportunities of at least 8 weeks abroad and during the summer or academic year.

Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens, juniors or seniors who have completed at least 51 credit hours with at least 27 hours in residence at UNC-Chapel Hill. Students must also be full-time and in good academic standing.

The deadline to submit applications is March 8 and as part of the application process, students must submit a proposed travel itinerary which includes a stay of at least 4 days in London, England.

Tags: Juniors, Seniors, U.S. Citizens, Travel Fellowship

Robertson Scholars Program
The Robertson Scholars Program is designed for students who have demonstrated outstanding potential to become great leaders in college and beyond. Robertson Scholars are chosen based on the following criteria: purposeful leadership, intellectual curiosity, the strength of character, and collaborative spirit.

Scholars get their tuition as well as their room and board and most mandatory fees covered up for up to four academic years. As part of the program, scholars get to take classes at Duke University, attend leadership programs, have mentors and learn from other scholars and alumni. They also receive funding for up to 3 summer experiences.

Applications for the program open on August 15 and closes on November 15. Eligible students must apply for the program the same year they are applying for admission at UNC-Chapel Hill. Transfer students, as well as Morehead-Cain Scholars, are ineligible to apply for the program.

Tags: Pre-College, High-School Seniors, Scholarship

Ronald E. Mcnair Scholars Program
The McNair Scholars Program supports students to pursue a Ph.D. program. Throughout the program, students receive great resources, such as mentorship and assistance for graduate school applications.

Prospective applicants must be full-time undergraduates and rising juniors with at least a 3.0 GPA. Students with a GPA slightly under 3.0 can still apply for the program but should indicate in their applications reasons justifying their GPA and measures taken to ensure continued progress. Additionally, eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and first-generation students and low-income students or members or an underrepresented group.

Tags: Undergraduates, Ph.D. programs, U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, Minorities, Low-Income, First-Generation Students, GPA

Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program
Awarded by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, to more than 130 undergraduate students every year, this scholarship program seeks to recruit and prepare students for careers at the NOAA and related organizations.

Selected undergraduates receive $9,500 per year for up to two years to cover their full-time study and a 10-week full-time internship of $7,000 at the NOAA, where they receive practical experience through science, technology, research and policy related activities. Students also benefit from a housing subsidy during their internship and funds to attend scientific conferences, including the mandatory NOAA scholarship program orientation and the annual science and education symposium.

The application for the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program opens up September 1st, and eligible students are U.S. citizens who are enrolled full-time and have two years of undergraduate studies left. Undergraduates must also have a cumulative and major GPA of at least 3.0, have and maintain a declared major in oceanic and atmospheric science or any STEM major related to that field of study.

Tags: Undergraduates, U.S. Citizens, GPA, STEM, Oceanic and Atmospheric Science, Scholarship

Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship
Administered through the Sangam, a South Asian awareness organization at UNC-Chapel Hill, the Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship seeks to increase awareness of the South Asian subcontinent and pioneer new and sustainable ways to resolve its complex social needs.

Selected applicants are awarded up to $3,000 to develop and implement a civic engagement project during summertime in one of the eight countries of the South Asian subcontinent.

The deadline to submit applications is March 27. Returning undergraduates or graduate students are eligible to apply. The ideal candidate would be one who excels academically and possesses great leadership qualities in conjunction with social activism. Awards are also granted based on the candidate’s natural interest in South Asian issues, and the organization, comprehensibility, and doability of the project.

Tags: Undergraduates, Graduates, Summer Fellowship, GPA, Leadership

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program
The Herbert Scoville Fellowship is a full-time paid fellowship of six to nine months in the Washington, D.C. area awarded to college graduates who are interested in peace and security issues.

Selected candidates get to choose their host organization and perform research, writing and organizing work that supports the goals of their host organization. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $3,200 and an additional $1,000 to cover any professional development expenses, such as travel or language/policy coursework costs.

To be eligible, prospective fellows must be college graduates with great academic accomplishments, a strong interest in peace and security issues, some experience with public interest activism or advocacy, excellent communication, and writing skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Preference is given to individuals who have not had prior substantial public-interest or government experience in Washington, D.C. The deadline to apply is for the Fall Fellowship is January 6 and for the Spring Fellowship, October 1st.

Tags: Peace and Security, College graduates, GPA, Fellowship

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia
The Freeman Awards awards $3,000 for summer programs and $5,000 for semester programs to cover travel expenses for academically bearing study abroad programs of students with a minimum length of 8 weeks during summertime and 12 weeks during a semester.

The Application opens up early in the year. To be eligible for the Freeman Awards, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 2.8 and at least one semester left upon returning from study abroad. Eligible applicants must have applied or been accepted in one of these Asian countries by the time of the application and have little or no experience in the country they are planning to study.

Tags: Study Abroad, GPA, Undergraduates, U.S. citizens, Permanent residents

The Vimy Global Team Award
This travel award provides up to $15,000 for a team to conduct a summer project abroad. The project can be a research work, service, or documentary project outside the United States. Awards are granted based on the program length, its location, and the size of the team.

To be eligible, teams must be composed of three to five students who can be undergraduate or graduate students in a master program, with at least one semester of study left at UNC-Chapel Hill upon returning from the study abroad program. Teams must be made of students with diverse perspectives and backgrounds and entirely led by students. The deadline to apply for funding is November 30 at 11:59 pm.

Tags: Team projects, Study Abroad, Undergraduates, Master Student

Smithsonian Opportunities
The Smithsonian Institute offers different learning opportunities through internship and fellowship programs for undergraduates and graduates throughout the year. These opportunities pertain to research and study in various STEM fields, Social Sciences, and other fields such as archaeology, astrophysics, and astronomy.

Tags: Fellowship, Internship, Undergraduates, Graduates

National Physical Sciences Consortium Fellowship for Minorities
The National Physical Sciences Consortium awards fellowships in science, mathematics, and engineering to graduate students. The fellowship covers students’ tuition and fees and provides an annual $20,000 expense allowance for up to six years. Additionally, through the fellowship, students get to be mentored, have one or two paid summer internships, and research and teaching opportunities.

Fellows are selected based on academics and research experience. Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens in a graduate program. The Application opens on August 25.

Tags: Graduates, STEM, Academics

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship for Minorities
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine awards several predoctoral fellowships to individuals who are committed to a career in teaching and research at a college or university level.

Selected applicants receive an annual stipend of $24,000 for up to three years, an invitation to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows, and access to the Ford Fellow Regional Liaisons, where they receive mentorship and networking resources from Ford Alumni.

To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, DACA recipients, or have the asylum or refugee status. Applicants must have not earned a doctoral degree yet, be enrolled or planning to be in a research and dissertation-based Ph.D. program. The Ph.D. program must be in one of the following fields of study and last for at least three years.

Additionally, applicants must excel academically and be committed to a career in teaching or research at a college or university level. The deadline to apply is December 17 at 5 PM, EST.

Tags: Predoctoral fellowship, academics, teaching and research

Campus-Y fund
The Campus Y Development Committee, in an effort to expand the resources available to student organizations at UNC-Chapel Hill, funds projects designed to increase social justice and meet social needs.

To be eligible for funding, student organizations must have a clear, efficient, feasible and sustainable project. Projects must leverage partnerships inside and outside Campus Y, have a social justice impact and have measures for evaluating that impact. The deadline to apply is February 11 at 11:59 pm.

Tags: Student Organizations

Carolina learning circle
The Center for Global Initiatives awards $1,000 to student learning circles to help further students’ academic knowledge and interests, and increase their community awareness and involvement.

There is no deadline to apply. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. To be eligible for funding, learning circles must be composed of undergraduates or graduates, with core members coming from at least four different departments, and a faculty advisor.

These learning circles must also be planning to hold a series of activities related to a global theme or topic throughout the academic year. These activities may be speaker series, brown bag lunches, workshops, film screenings, or service-learning projects.

Tags: Student Organizations

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme
The JET Program is an exchange program through which American nationals are live and work in schools and government offices throughout Japan for at least a year. Most participants serve as Assistant Language Teachers or Coordinators for International Relations. Selected applicants receive a monthly salary and other insurance benefits.

The application process is very tedious and competitive. Applicants are selected and recruited through the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in coordination with the Japanese Embassy in the United States.

To be eligible, applicants must hold at least a bachelor’s degree and possess a good command of the English and Japanese languages. Applicants with limited proficiency in Japanese can still apply but must be willing to improve their language skills. As part of the eligibility criteria, applicants must also show interest in the Japanese culture, and be willing to maintain relations with Japan even after completion of the program.

Individuals applying to be Assistant Language Teachers must have general teaching experience or qualifications, be interested in the Japanese education system, and be willing to work with children.

Tags: College graduates, Work Abroad, International Relations, Language Teaching

Anna Sobol Levy Foundation Fellowship
This merit-based fellowship is awarded to college graduates to pursue a master’s degree in English at the IDC’s Herzliya Raphael Recanati International School in Tel Aviv. Prospective applicants must be willing to enroll in one of the IDC’s security-related MA programs, such as the counter-terrorism and homeland security or diplomacy and conflict studies.

Selected fellows receive a full scholarship to cover their tuition and fees. Fellows also participate in a series of activities and field trips involving interactions with Israeli Defence Forces or Israeli Intelligence and Security agencies.

To be eligible, candidates must be U.S. citizens under the age of 30 and hold a degree in military studies, political science, international relations, or related fields of study.

Tags: College graduates, Master’s degree programs

Cultural Vistas Study Abroad Programs
Cultural Vistas offers global internship opportunities around the world to enhance students’ academic and cultural experiences. Internships occur in countries such as Argentina, Chile, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and Ireland. The deadline and eligibility criteria vary for each program.

There are also study abroad programs, such as the ones described below, designed to help students further their language and professional skills.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange is a fellowship program designed for students interested in living and studying in Germany for a year. The fellowship consists of a two-month language training program, one semester of classes and a three-month internship program. Fellows receive a monthly stipend in addition to having their tuition and fees covered and having access to health insurance.

The deadline to apply for the Youth Exchange program is December 1st. Eligibility criteria require students to have U.S. citizenship, be between 18 and 24 years old, have a strong interest in German and world affairs and hold at least a high school diploma.

Cultural Vistas Fellowship
Through this fellowship, the Cultural Vistas offers multinational professional development opportunities during the summer in Argentina, Germany, or Hong Kong. During this eight-week program, fellows have their travel costs and other accommodations, such as medical insurance, covered. Additionally, fellows get to attend a cultural orientation and participate in a number of activities, including learning seminars.

Prospective applicants is an undergraduate, with a sophomore or junior status and a 3.0 GPA, at a four-year university. Students must possess U.S. citizenship and have no former study abroad experience. The deadline to apply is November 15 at 11:59 pm EST.

IAESTE International Exchange Program
The IAESTE Program promotes intercultural exchange between students in the STEM field by providing students with opportunities to combine an internship experience with cultural development. Through their internship program, interns receive a monthly salary covering their basic needs and access to the IAESTE alumni network upon returning in the United States. Applicants also get assistance with obtaining their visa and work authorization whenever needed.

Eligible individuals are undergraduates enrolled full-time in a STEM or applied arts, including architecture, field. Students are not required to be U.S. citizens but must be fluent in English. The deadline to apply is December 1st.
Tags: Undergraduates, Study Abroad

American-Scandinavian Foundation Opportunities
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) provides grants of up to $23,000 and $5,000 to postgraduate students to pursue research, study or creative art projects in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to a year.

To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who hold a bachelor’s degree, have secured a placement within a Scandinavian institution, and have some command of the Scandinavian language spoken in the country they intend to study. The deadline to apply is November 1st.

There are also other non-ASF study abroad opportunities in Scandinavian countries at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to help students further their language skills along with their academic and cultural knowledge.

Tags: Study Abroad, Postgraduates, Undergraduates, Graduates, Research, Arts, U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

Goethe Goes Global Master Scholarships
Goethe University offers scholarships to students interested in completing a research-based master’s degree in Germany. Scholars receive a monthly stipend of 1,000 euros for up to two years and benefit from an innovative research environment, seminars designed to enhance their research and professional skills, and diverse support systems and internship opportunities.

Interested applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree and apply to a master’s program. The deadline varies depending on the type of master program they are applying to.

Tags: Study Abroad, Graduate Students

James Madison Memorial Fellowship
The Madison Memorial Fellowship is awarded to outstanding college seniors or college graduates who intend to become teachers of the constitution or related topics. Each fellow receives a maximum of $24,000 to cover their educational expenses for up to two years of full-time study. As part of the fellowship, students are required to attend a four-week summer institute in Washington, D.C. where they are taught a class on “The Foundation of American Constitutionalism,” meet other fellows and visit sites associated with the constitution.

Upon receiving the fellowship, students either go for a Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, or Master of Education with a concentration in American Constitution, government or related topics. At the end of their graduate studies, fellows must serve as a teacher of American Constitution or related topics in grades 7-12 for one full academic year for each year they received funding.

The deadline is March 1st and eligible applicants are U.S. citizens who hold a bachelor’s degree or plan to receive one by August 31st of the year in which they are applying and are planning to become teachers of the American Constitution or related topics.

Tags: College Seniors, College graduates, Constitution, Government, Fellowship

Rotary Peace Fellowship Program
The Rotary Foundation awards fellowships to outstanding students to become catalysts of peace around the world. Selected fellows study peace and development studies at one of the Rotary Peace Centers for 15-24 months, which includes a 2-3 month field study that fellows design themselves. After the fellowship, many go on to work in NGOs and government agencies.

Eligible applicants are proficient in English and another language, hold a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, and strongly committed to international peace. Prospective applicants must not be an active member of a Rotary Club but must be endorsed by their local Rotary district by May 31st.

Tags: Peace Studies, College Seniors, College graduates, Fellowship

The Mitchell Scholarship
Named after former U.S. Senator Georges Mitchell who was pivotal in the Ireland peace process, the Mitchell Scholarship aims to introduce students to Ireland while fostering academic excellence, leadership, and commitment to community service. The Mitchell Scholarship covers tuition and fees, and accommodations and living expenses.

Individuals between 18 and 30 years old and interested in spending one year of postgraduate study in Ireland are eligible to apply. The application is due September 27 at 5 pm EST and applicants are selected based on academics, leadership qualities and their commitment to public service.

Tags: Postgraduate, Study Abroad, Merit

Henry Luce Foundation Scholarship
The Luce Scholarship is an American-Asian exchange program designed to enhance the understanding of Asia among individuals who show excellent promise to become leaders in the American Society.

Luce scholars benefit from an eight-day scholarship orientation in New York, a two-month language training in the host country. Scholars also receive a monthly stipend and a professional placement in one of these Asian countries: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam

Applicants must be nominated by the UNC-Chapel Hill before being considered for the Luce Scholarship. Applicants are chosen based on their achievement, leadership, clear interests, and potential for professional accomplishments. The deadline to apply for endorsement is September 27 at 5 pm EST.

Individuals must be college seniors, graduates, or young professionals, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents under the age of 30. Prospective applicants must have limited experience of Asia (have not majored in Asia but may have taken some courses on Asia, must have not spent more than 18 weeks in Asia since graduating from High School). The scholarship deadline is November 1.

Tags: Study Abroad, Language, GPA, College Seniors, Recent graduates

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The NSF fellowship program is geared towards graduate students who are pursuing research-based masters or doctorate program in the STEM, engineering, or technology fields. Fellows receive an annual stipend of $34,000 and $12,000 to cover their tuition and fees for up to 3 years. Additionally, fellows benefit from international research and professional development opportunities as well as the freedom to conduct their research at any U.S. higher education institution.

Applications are due in October, but the deadline varies depending on the scholarship program.
Applications are reviewed based on the NSF’s merit review criteria which evaluates the applicant’s potential to advance knowledge and potential to benefit society and contribute to a specific achievement.

Eligible applicants are undergraduate seniors or college graduates who are planning to apply for graduate schools. Students should have never had a master, doctorate, or other professional degrees. Graduate students interested in applying should not have completed their first year of graduate study by the time of the application.
Additionally, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are not NSF employees.

Tags: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, STEM, engineering, technology, merit criteria, undergraduate seniors, college graduates

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
The Schweitzer Fellowship is designed to train health professionals that will help build healthy communities and empower individuals to live healthier lives. It is a one-year interdisciplinary program in which fellows focus on improving community health and developing their leadership skills through mentorship, community service, research, and writing. Fellows also get to join the Schweitzer Fellows for Life alumni network upon completion of the program.

The deadline to apply to the Schweitzer fellowship is February 1 at 5 pm and to be eligible applicants must be enrolled in a NC health professional degree-granting program. As part of the application process, applicants must design, in collaboration with a local community organization, a community project which will provide direct care to underserved populations and improving health outcomes in the community.

Tags: Health Professional Graduates, Fellowship, North Carolina

The American Political Science Association Minority Fellowship Program
The APSA Minority Fellowship program awards up to $4,000 individuals interested in teaching and research in political science. Prospective applicants must be undergraduate seniors or recent college graduates who are in the process of applying to a Ph.D. program in political science. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or have the DACA status, in addition to being a member of an underrepresented ethnic or racial group.
The application for the APSA Minority Fellowship Program is due November 15.

APSA also awards up to $1,500 to first and second-year Ph.D. students in the pre-dissertation phase of their doctorate program in political science. The award helps support expenses related to their doctorate program. The deadline for this application is March 15.

Tags: Undergraduate Seniors, Graduates, Ph.D. candidates, U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, DACA, Minorities, Political science

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