Scholarship Directory

Scholarship Directory

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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Every year, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Fellowship Program offers up to 20 promising Latinos from across the country the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice. Fellows have the opportunity to work in areas such as international affairs, economic development, education policy, housing, or local government. Eligible students must have U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency. Applicants should have graduated from a college or university (with a BA/BS degree) within one year of the application deadline, or be currently enrolled as graduate students. Applicants must also have high academic achievements with 3.0 GPA or higher, evidence of leadership potential, consistent active participation in activities for the common good, and superior analytical and communication skills (oral and written). The application deadlines for this award are in mid-November for the spring session, early February for the summer session, and late April for the fall session. For more information, please see the fellowship website.

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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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DAAD research grants are awarded primarily to highly qualified PhD candidates, but also to post-doc researchers for research or a course of study and training at universities or other institutes in Germany. Doctoral candidates wishing to complete their degree in Germany may receive up to three one-year extensions. Ten-month scholarships must take place during the German academic year (October to July). Short-term scholarships must be between one to six months and must take place within one calendar year. A very limited number of scholarship holders who receive grants for seven months or longer may be awarded a two-month language course grant. Monthly stipends may be up to €1000, depending on the level of academic advancement. In addition, DAAD will pay for health insurance and travel costs. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited doctoral degree program or engaged full-time in a post-doctoral position. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students/scholars at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university for at least two years at the time of application and express intent to return to their U.S. or Canadian institution following the research visit to Germany. The application deadline is in mid-November. For more information, please contact the DAAD New York Office at 212-758-3223 or visit the scholarship website.

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The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community.The first and most important qualification for a Davis-Putter Scholarship is active participation in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues. Other factors taken into consideration are the applicant's financial need and ability to perform academically at the college level. Davis-Putter scholars are both graduate and undergraduate students and must be enrolled in an accredited school and receiving college credit for the time period covered by their grant. This scholarship has an application deadline of early April. For more information, please see the scholarship website.

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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 Florida Bar Foundation's Legal Services Summer Fellowship Program funds law students all over the country to work meeting the legal needs of the poor. 40 Fellowships which occur over 11 weeks are offered to first-year ($5,500) and second-year law students ($7,000) who work during the summer for organizations providing direct civil legal services for the poor. This fellowship has an application deadline of mid-January. For more information, please see the fellowship website.

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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 Inter-University Center for Japanese Studies offers an intensive ten-month program of training in Japanese designed to bring each participant to a level of proficiency sufficient for academic or professional use. 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. Admission to the IUC is based on the student's academic qualifications and professional goals and is entirely independent of financial considerations. Application forms for the 10-month program are available on the program's website. For more information, please contact the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies at Stanford University by phone at 650-725-1490.

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