Scholarship Directory

Scholarship Directory

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 Social Science Research Council's Eurasia Dissertation Support Fellowships provide support to graduate students near completion of their doctoral programs in the social sciences and related humanities. Eligible applicants must have completed their dissertation field research and/or data collection, have made significant progress in outlining emergent, innovative contributions to scholarship, and are willing to reach beyond the academic community to make their work known and accessible to a variety of public sources. The Eurasia Dissertation Support Fellowships provides financial support in the form of fellowship awards of up to $25,000 for an academic year.The fellowship program also provides academic support and numerous networking opportunities. For information on the fellowship application deadline, see the scholarship website. For more information, please contact the Program Administrator of the Eurasia Program by e-mail at [email protected]

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The Casey Family Scholars Program was created to recognize outstanding scholarship by college students who have no family supporting their goals and efforts. Each year approximately 100 new students are awarded scholarships of up to $6,000, which can be renewed for five years or until the scholar receives a bachelorÕs degree. The scholarship can be used towards tuition costs or living expenses. Eligible applicants must be currently in foster care, in foster care for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday, be an orphan, or be adopted after the age of 16. Applicants must be under the age of 25 and must have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited, Pell-eligible college or other post-secondary school. For application deadlines and for more information, please see the scholarship website.

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The Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program is designed to promote educationial opportunity, diversity, and access. Preference will be given to first-generation students as well as those from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Academically, the most competitive applicants should have a 4.0 GPA (unweighted) or 4.2 GPA (weighted). They should also demonstrate a lifelong commitment to careers in social justice and working for the advancement of people in need. This application deadline for this scholarship is in mid-January. For more information, please contact the director of the Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program by calling 202-885-6213 or emailing [email protected].

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The Freeman Indonesia Non-Profit Internship Program will select and pair 10 Indonesian students pursuing U.S. degrees with 10 U.S. undergraduates and arrange 9-week internships for them to work together in an Indonesian nonprofit organization. U.S. participants will be enrolled in an Indonesian language and culture course which will provide intensive language instruction. Indonesian participants will complete an online course introducing them to NGOs, their purpose and their administration. Internships and coursework will be arranged by IIEF in three cities: Jakarta, Bandung and Yogyakarta. All program-related costs will be covered. Upon returning to the U.S., students will be expected to share their experiences with peers on their home campuses and to explore ways to incorporate what they learned over the summer into their academic and professional careers. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Indonesian citizens, be currently enrolled as a full-time sophomore or junior pursuing their first bachelor's degree at a U.S. college or university, be in good academic standing in their undergraduate university or college program and must agree to complete (for Indonesian students) an online course related to NGO administration; (for U.S. students) a credit-bearing Indonesian language and culture course in Indonesia during the internship period, and must be willing to share their experiences with their peers upon returning to their U.S. campuses. As of 2012, this program has been temporarily suspended. Information regarding future competitions can be found on the scholarship website.

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The French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services at the French Embassy offer approximately 1,500 teaching assistant positions in French primary and secondary schools as well as in various French teaching colleges in all regions of France. This is a unique opportunity to spend seven to nine months in France with a monthly stipend, have a privileged insight into contemporary France, master the French language through linguistic immersion, and gain valuable teaching experience. Recipients will be expected to teach 12 hours of English conversation classes per week. Recipients will be paid about 952 Euros each month (about 1,200 USD). Applicants must be U.S. citizens (or have a Green Card); have spent their high school years in the United States; be between the ages of 20 and 30 as of October 1 of the year in which they wish to go to France; be currently pursuing their third year of university or have already attained a college degree; and be proficient in French. The application deadline is in mid-January. For more information, please contact the Teaching Assistant Program in the Embassy of France by e-mail at [email protected]. or contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 to schedule an appointment with a Merit Awards advisor.

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Fellows in the Fulbright Teaching Assistantship Program teach English conversation, American studies, and literature abroad for one year in Argentina, Belgium/Luxembourg, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Korea, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Taiwan, and Turkey. To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen; hold at least a bachelor's degree at the time of the award; and have sufficient proficiency in the language of the host country to carry out graduate-level academic work in their discipline. No previous coursework in a school of education is required. The Fulbright ETA campus deadline is in mid-August. Please contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 for more details about Fulbright information sessions and the application process. Also, e-mail [email protected] to be added to the Fulbright Blackboard site.

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The Fulbright Grant provides one year of academic study or independent research in one of 100 nations. The study should be at the post-baccalaureate or graduate level. Recipients receive a stipend, round-trip travel, university expenses, and health insurance for one academic year abroad. To be eligible, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, hold at least a bachelor's degree at the time of the award, and have sufficient proficiency in the language of the host country to carry out graduate-level academic work in their discipline. The campus deadline is in early August. Please contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 for more details about Fulbright information sessions and the application process. Also, e-mail [email protected] to be added to the Fulbright Blackboard site.

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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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The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program offers grants to undergraduate students, who are U.S. citizens and have limited financial means, to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. This scholarship provides $5,000 to fund a study abroad program of the student's choice. Award amounts depend on the length of the program chosen. Eligible students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant and be studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country. The application deadline is in early April. Please see the scholarship website for more details. Interested candidates may contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 to schedule an advising appointment.

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