Scholarship Directory

Scholarship Directory

The California Senate Fellows program was established in 1973 to provide participants with insight into the legislative process. The fellowship program's primary goals include exposing people with diverse life experiences and backgrounds to the legislative process and providing research and other professional staff assistance to the Senate. Eighteen Fellows will be selected to serve as full-time Senate staff for 11 months. Fellows are assigned to Member and committee offices and work as part of the public policy staff team in the Capitol. Responsibilities include helping develop legislative proposals, researching and analyzing bills, responding to constituent inquiries, and writing press releases and speeches. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $1,972 plus full health, vision, and dental benefits. They also earn graduate credit from the Sacramento State Government Department. This fellowship has an application deadline of late February. For more information, please email the California Senate Fellows Program at calstudi[email protected].

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The mission of the Call Me MISTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) Initiative is to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader, more diverse background particularly among the State's lowest performing elementary schools. Student participants are largely selected from among under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities. The project provides: tuition assistance for admitted students pursuing approved programs of study at participating colleges; an academic support system to help assure their success; and a cohort system for social and cultural support. Eligible candidates are selected based upon their potential for teaching and their motivations for participation in the program. For a list of participating institutions and for more information, please contact Call Me MISTER by phone at 800-640-2657 or by email at [email protected].

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The American Indian Foundation is looking for young American professionals to work with leading non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in India for ten months from September to June. The program serves as an exchange of technical skills and intellectual resources which aims to build the capacity of Indian NGOs while developing American leaders with an understanding of India. The organizations are working on causes related to livelihood, primary education, public health and human rights. During the Fellowship, AIF provides a range of support to Fellows, including training, technical support, on-going supervision, a stipend that includes a housing, food and transport allowance, supplemental health insurance as well as travel to and from India. Eligible applicants must demonstrate strong interest in India's development sector, be between the ages of 21 and 35, have achieved an undergraduate degree prior to starting the program, and be a US citizen or US permanent resident. This fellowship has an application deadline of early January. For more information, please contact the William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India by e-mail at [email protected].

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The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarship provides the opportunity for a work-study experience in Germany. Recipients win round-trip transportation, intensive language training, four months of professional schooling, and a 5-month internship. Applicants from any career field may apply, and applicants in business, engineering, technical, vocational, and agricultural fields are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens; be between the ages of 18 and 24; have a high school diploma or its equivalent; have clear career goals and related work experience; show strong interest in German and international affairs; be flexible, independent and diplomatic; and possess a strong sense of American identity. Previous knowledge of German is not required, but it is strongly recommended. The application deadline is in mid-December. For more information, please contact Cultural Vistas by phone at 212-497-3522 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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During this yearlong fellowship, Congressional Black Caucus Fellows work 40 hours per week on a range of staff assignments, including legislative analysis, responding to constituent mail, drafting legislation, and coordinating logistics and public testimony for congressional hearings. Fellows also have educational enrichment opportunities through seminars on policy and politics. These seminars explore hot-button policy issues, the politics of policymaking and policy implementation, and evaluation of policy already implemented. Fellows are also exposed to the history and work of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and are prepared to analyze the impact of policies on African Americans and other minority groups. Office assignments as full-time legislative aides run from September through August. All Fellows must be able to participate for the full term of the program. If selected, applicants are expected to complete all professional qualifying exams (e.g. bar exams, medical boards, dissertation defenses, and comprehensive exams) before the fellowship or defer until the end of the fellowship. Participants in the Congressional Fellows Program must reside in or relocate to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The compensation for thefellowship term is $40,000, with benefits. Fellows are responsible for their own travel, housing, and other associated expenses. The application deadline is in mid-April. For more information, please see the fellowship website or e-mail the Congressional Black Caucus at [email protected].

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The U.S. Department of State's Critical Language Scholarships provide funding for intensive overseas study of "critical need" languages, including Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. Critical Language Scholarships will provide funding for students to participate in beginning, intermediate and/or advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers and affiliated partners. All program costs are covered for participants; costs include travel between the student's home city and program location, pre-departure orientation expenses, applicable visa fees, room, board, travel within country, and all entrance fees for program activities. University level credit may be available. All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students in all disciplines, including business, engineering, science, the social sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college coursework by the program start date (one year is defined as two semesters or three quarters). The application deadline is in early to mid-November. Please contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-855-1854 for the dates and times of information sessions, or e-mail [email protected] to be added to the Critical Language Scholarship Blackboard site.

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The DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) give students in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, and physics the chance to spend a summer working with German doctoral students on substantive research projects. The doctoral students help integrate the undergraduates directly into the lab work and serve as personal and professional mentors. All participants receive stipends from DAAD to help cover living expenses, and the partner universities and research institutions provide housing assistance. To apply for a RISE placement, you must be currently enrolled at a U.S. or Canadian university/college as a full-time student in the field of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, or engineering (or a closely related field). German language skills are not required for most positions but would be helpful to manage everyday life outside of the laboratory. The working language will generally be English. The application deadline is in late January. For more information, please e-mail [email protected].

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The Sylvia Taylor Johnson Fellowship in Educational Measurement is part of the postdoctoral fellowship program at Educational Testing Service. Individuals who have earned their doctoral degrees within the past 10 years are invited to apply for a unique fellowship experience which combines working on cutting-edge ETS research projects and conducting independent research that is relevant to ETS' goals of educational measurement and assessment. The Fellowship, which takes place at the ETS offices in Princeton, N.J., seeks to significantly increase the involvement of highly skilled individuals in research and development. Members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply for this fellowship. Studies concerning the education of minority students are especially encouraged. For further information on applicable research fields and requirements, please contact the fellowship program by phone at 609-734-5543 or e-mail at [email protected].

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The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship is an 11-month fellowship that allows recent college graduates and others to gain real-world exposure to issues of domestic poverty and hunger. Students receive a 10-day orientation and training session in Washington, D.C., followed by a field placement in a host community. At field sites, fellows perform policy or substantive community service work, such as establishing food recovery or school feeding programs. At policy sites located in Washington, D.C., fellows conduct research, prepare reports, and assist with lobbying efforts. The Fellowship awards a "living allowance" of $14,500, in addition to health insurance, a housing subsidy, and reimbursement for travel expenses. This award is open to U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents aged 18 or older. Most applicants are recent college graduates with a variety of backgrounds and life experiences, and may also be graduate students. The application deadline is in mid-January. For more information, please call the Congressional Hunger Center at 202-547-7022 x29.

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The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) Undergraduate Fellowship program seeks to support gifted young leaders from diverse racial and ethnic communities and a variety of Christian faith traditions who are exploring ministry as a vocation. The FTE Undergraduate Fellowship Program can provide both financial help and a nurturing network of support during a student's junior or senior year of college. Undergraduate Fellows are awarded a stipend of $2,000 for the academic year for educational expenses or an experience of exploring ministry. Each Fellow also attends the FTE Conference on Excellence in Ministry. A stipend is provided for conference travel and expenses. (Attendance at the conference is a requirement of the fellowship.) To apply for this program, you must be a rising junior or senior in an accredited undergraduate program at a North American college or university and have been nominated by a college faculty member, administrator, campus minister or current pastor. A college faculty member, administrator, campus minister or chaplain or current pastor may nominate a student for the fellowship. Nomination forms can be found on the website. You must be considering ministry as a career (although it isn't necessary to have decided.) You must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen. And you must have exceptional gifts for ministry: love of God and church, imagination, creativity, compassion, a capacity for critical thinking, leadership skills, personal integrity, spiritual depth, dedication to a faith tradition and a passion to understand and to serve the needs of others. For application deadlines and more information, please see the fellowship website.

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