Scholarship Directory

Scholarship Directory

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Lance Stafford Larson Student Scholarship provides one award of $500 each year to the first place winner of the Best Student Paper contest. All undergraduate students who are IEEE Computer Society members and possess a minimum GPA of 3.0 may compete by writing a paper on a computer-related topic. This scholarship has an application deadline of late October. For more information, please contact IEEE Computer Society Larson Scholarship Program by phone at 202-371-1013 .

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The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program seeks to train scientists and engineers to address the global questions of the future. Combining interdisciplinary science with practical experience through the use of innovative curricula and internships, and by focusing on problem-centered training, these programs give their graduates the edge needed to become leaders in their chosen fields and agents for change in their careers. The traineeship particularly seeks to increase the participation of underrepresented groups, including women and minorities, in doctorate programs in the engineering, science and mathematics fields. Students who win an IGERT Fellowship receive stipend and tuition support, as well as funds for research materials. The stipend per 12 month period is $30,000. Support varies by program, so please check the program website for specific details on each program. Applicants must demonstrate strong interest and motivation in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Applicants must also have completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. For more information, please see the program traineeship website.

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The Inter-American Press Association Scholarship is for young journalists and journalism school graduates. The scholarship allows U.S. and Canadian scholars to spend an academic year studying and reporting in Latin America and the Caribbean, and Latin American and Caribbean scholars spend an academic year studying at a recognized U.S. or Canadian journalism school. U.S. and Canadian Scholars will receive US $20,000 for the duration of their stay abroad. Applicants must be journalists or journalism school seniors or graduates between 21 and 35 years of age with a good command of the language they are to use. Students must have completed their degree before beginning the scholarship year. Some opporunities require three years of professional journalism. Language ability for U.S. and Canadian candidates must be attested to by a recognized authority in Spanish or Portuguese. Latin American candidates must take a TOEFL test (Test of English as a Foreign Language). This scholarship has an application deadline of eary March. For more information, please see the scholarship website.

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The Inter-University Center for Japanese Studies offers an intensive ten-month program of training at the advanced level in Japanese. Training focuses on development of the ability to converse in Japanese on specialized subjects, to comprehend and deliver public presentations, and to read and write materials in Japanese in order to function professionally in academia, business, government, and other fields. The Center admits up to 60 students a year who are graduate students enrolled in a degree program at a university or college, qualified undergraduates, college graduates who intend to enroll in a graduate program after completing Center training, or professionals already working in Japan-related fields who hold a degree or advanced degree; have demonstrated outstanding professional promise; have finished two years or more of college-level study of Japanese or the equivalent; and have obtained an acceptable score on the Inter-University Center Japanese Proficiency Test. The Center's 10-month program is intended for students who are embarking on careers in some area of Japanese studies or a profession in which fluent Japanese is necessary. The Committee welcomes applications from graduating seniors, graduate students, or full-time professionals who can demonstrate a mature commitment to a career related to Japan. For application deadlines and more information, please see the Center's website.

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The J.W. Saxe Memorial Prize provides a $2,000 stipend so that students can take an unpaid or low-paying internship in the field of public service. Students arrange their own internships in the US or abroad, preferably before submitting applications. Previous recipients have worked with youth in New York City, AIDS programs in India, literacy programs with Aboriginal programs in Australia, as well as other such projects in North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, South America, Asia, the Pacific Islands, Australia, and Europe. This award is open to undergraduate or graduate students working in public service with demonstrated experience in public service activities. Financial need is considered. This scholarship has an application deadline of mid-March. For more information, please see the scholarship website.

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The James Madison Foundation Memorial Fellowship funds two years of graduate study leading to a Master's degree. Fellows also attend a special summer institute at Georgetown University. Fellowships cover tuition, required fees, books, and room and board. The award cannot exceed $12,000 per academic year. One fellowship is awarded in each U.S. state or territory. After earning a Master's degree, each James Madison Fellow is required to teach American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12 for one year for each full academic year of study under the fellowship. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for this award. Current teachers who wish to pursue graduate study on a part-time basis are also eligible. This fellowship has an application deadline of early March. For more information, please see the fellowship website.

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The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program seeks to help enhance internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other nations through the use of American teachers. JET Program participants get the opportunity to serve in local authorities as well as public and private junior and senior high schools. There are three types of positions offered by the JET Program. Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) participants are engaged in language instruction in local boards of education or public junior and senior high schools. Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) participants are engaged in internationalization activities, and are placed in offices of local authorities or related organizations. Sports Exchange Advisors (SEA) promote international exchange activities through certain designated sports, and are generally placed in sporting facilities or boards of education. Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree and have intermediate to low-advanced level Japanese language skills. It is desirable that participants are adaptable and have a positive interest in Japan. For more detailed eligibility information and application deadlines, please see JET's website.

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The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Mike M. Masaoka Congressional Fellowship allows a student JACL member to serve for 6-10 months in the Washington, DC office of a member of Congress in either the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate. The stipend for the Fellowship ranges from $2,200 to $2,500 a month, depending on qualifications. The Fellow will be involved in a variety of tasks, ranging from substantive legislative duties to the day to day office routine. Candidates must be U.S. citizens who are graduating college seniors or students in graduate or professional programs. Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated commitment to Asian American issues, particularly those affecting the Japanese American community. This fellowship has an application deadline of early May. For more information, please contact the JACL Mike M. Masaoka Fellowship by e-mail at [email protected].

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The John and Mabel de Sardon and Joan de Sardon-Glass Assistantship Program for Latin Americawas set-up to support nationals of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and other Andean-region countries who wish to pursue professional degrees in the Maxwell School and then to return to public service in their home countries. The program is especially oriented toward those professionals pursuing a MA degree through MaxwellÕs Public Administration, International Relations, or Executive Education departments. Occasionally students pursuing a terminal Masters degree in other social science programs at Maxwell are considered for the award as well. The de Sardon-Glass program typically provides academic tuition and/or a stipend to cover living expenses while in Syracuse. For application deadlines and more information, please see the assistantship website.

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The John Gyles Education Awards are available for full-time undergraduate or graduate students in all fields of study. Criteria other than strictly academic ability and financial need are considered in the selection process. Selected students will receive up to $3,000. Full Canadian or American citizenship is a requirement and a minimum GPA of 3.5 is required. This scholarship has an application deadline of early June. For more information, please see the scholarship website.

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