Scholarship Directory

Scholarship Directory

Trials is a fully-subsidized residential scholarship program that helps talented and motivated college students of modest means gain admission to the nationÕs leading law schools. Students will reside at Harvard or NYU and receive LSAT instruction as well as a series of lectures by prominent lawyers and scholars. No expenses are associated with the program and students will receive a $3,000 stipend for the program. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to enroll in the Trials program. Students of any background whose personal circumstances, self-identifications, and unique perspectives place them outside the mainstream of typical law school applicants. Strong academic credentials, well-articulated ambitions, and documented financial need are necessary. For application deadlines and more information, please see the scholarship website.

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United Negro College Fund (UNCF)/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards are intended to help African American undergraduate students who are interested in science to further their science education and potentially pursue science and engineering careers. The UNCF/Merck awards provide up to $30,000 in tuition support and opportunities for an internship and research experience in a state-of-the-art research facility. Applicants must be African American (black) and have a minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. Award recipients will be selected based on their GPA, their demonstrated interest in their own scientific education and a career in scientific research or engineering, and their ability to perform in a laboratory or engineering environment. For further information on deadlines and requirements, please e-mail [email protected] or visit the program website.

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The University College of London (UCL) Graduate School Research Scholarships are available annually to prospective and current UCL research students from any country. Fifteen awards are available which will cover UK/EU tuition fees and a maintenance allowance of 15,590 pounds per annum for full time study. The sole criterion for the award of the Graduate School Research Scholarships will be academic excellence and research potential. All international students who apply for this scholarship are also required to apply for an Overseas Research Students (ORS) award. The deadline for this scholarship is in mid-February. For more information, please contact the Entrance Scholarships Office in the Registrar's Division of University College London by international phone at +44 (0)20 7679 2000 or see the scholarship website.

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The University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC-DCSL) offers up to 20 full-tuition Advocate for Justice Scholarships each year. Their award is based equally upon evaluation of applicants' academic talent and their proven commitment as advocates for justice. Toward this end, the School considers applicants' undergraduate and graduate fields of study; grades; LSAT scores; publications; academic, personal and professional recommendations; as well as evidence of their professional experiences, community service, and other pertinent information. Due to UDC-DCSL's emphasis on demonstrated commitment to working for justice, successful scholarship applicants may be more than a few years out of college. The Scholarship Committee welcomes applicants to share information on specific legal career goals, if they have them. If applicants do not have a clearly developed practice area in mind, they should explain to the Committee what in their personal background and history demonstrates their values and/or proves their commitment to serving as an advocate for justice. The Committee is particularly interested in the applicant's having taken initiative, having applied creativity, having organized others, having participated in public discussion or debate, or in other activities working for justice. For further information on deadlines and requirements, please visit the program website.

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The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) Fellowship Program is one of the key components of VEF's mandate to enhance bilateral relations between the United States and Vietnam through international educational exchange programs that help improve Vietnamese science and technology capacities. VEF provides fellowships to the most talented Vietnamese for graduate study in the United States in science and technology. Fellows are selected through a highly competitive, open and transparent process. VEF maintains high standards of excellence by choosing only top-notch students who demonstrate the ability to thrive in an U.S. academic setting. In order to produce young scientists and faculty for Vietnam, the program strongly prefers Ph.D. candidates who are recent university graduates, including young college faculty. Working experience or government affiliation is not required. The fellowship is open to all qualified citizens of Vietnam, regardless of their gender, regional origin, and social or political background. For further information on deadlines and requirements, please visit the program website.

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The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists as well as art students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline and has awarded more than $4 million in fellowships to Virginians. Awards are made to those applicants of the highest artistic merit and are not based on medium. Applicants may apply for work or study in only one of the following disciplines: crafts, drawing, film/video, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, or art history. For further information on deadlines and requirements, please visit the program website.

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The purpose of the Alan T. Waterman Award is to recognize outstanding young researchers in any field of science or engineering supported by the Foundation. In addition to a medal, the awardee receives a $500,000 grant over a 3-year period for continued research or advanced study in the mathematical, physical, medical, biological, engineering, social, or other sciences at the institution of the recipient's choice. This scholarship requires a nomination from references outside of the home institution. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be 35 years of age or younger, or not more than seven years beyond receipt of the PhD by December 31 of the year in which they are nominated. Candidates should have demonstrated exceptional individual achievements in scientific or engineering research of sufficient quality to place them at the forefront of their peers. For more information, please visit the scholarship website or contact the Office of Integrative Activities at the National Science Foundation by phone at 703-292-8040 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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The Whitaker International Fellowship sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers within the field. The goal of the program is to assist the development of professional leaders who are not only superb scientists, but who also will advance the profession through an international outlook. Along with supporting grant projects in an academic setting, the Whitaker International Fellowship encourages grantees to engage in policy work and propose projects in an industry setting. Fellows will conduct academic or scientific research in a university or laboratory, pursue coursework at an academic institution, or intern at a policy institute, industrial, or non-profit setting. For further information on application deadlines and eligibility requirements, please visit the program website.

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White House Fellows spend a year working as full-time, paid special assistants to senior White House Staff, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and should be finished with their undergraduate education and working in their chosen professions. Employees of the federal government are not eligible unless they are career military personnel. Prospective candidates will have a record of remarkable professional achievement early in one's career, evidence of leadership skills and the potential for further growth, a demonstrated commitment to public service, and the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute successfully at the highest levels of the federal government. All national finalists are required to undergo comprehensive background investigations to ensure that they qualify for the security clearance necessary for their fellowship work assignments. For more information, please see the White House Fellowship Website or contact the White House Fellows program by phone at 202-395-4522

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The White House Internship program program was developed to mentor and cultivate today‰s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office, and prepare them for future public service opportunities. The assignments given to an intern on any given day could include conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, and writing memos. Eligible candidates must be United States citizens, at least 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university, have graduated in the past two years from undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university or be a veteran of the United States Armed forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty at any time over the past two years. For deadlines and other information, please see the scholarship website or e-mail [email protected].

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