Scholarship Directory

Scholarship Directory

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 German Studies Research Grant funds short-term research projects in either Germany or North America. The applicant's research should address cultural, political, historical, economic, or social aspects of modern and contemporary Germany from an interdisciplinary perspective. Research support ranging in value from $1,500 to $2,500 is available to individual scholarship recipients and is intended to offset living and travel costs during the active research phase. Undergraduates with at least junior status pursuing a German Studies track or minor are eligible. Students must be nominated by a program or department chair. Nominees must have completed two years of college-level German and a minimum of three German Studies courses by the deadline. This grant program has application deadlines in early May and early November. For more information, please see the grant website.

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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 DAAD University Summer Course Grant provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer language courses at German universities which focus mainly on literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material. Scholarships are available for courses lasting a minimum of three weeks. The scholarship is approximately €850, which covers tuition, room and board in whole or in part. In addition, DAAD will provide an international travel subsidy. Eligible candidates must be attending an accredited Canadian or U.S. college or university. Candidates must be sophomores, and have at least four semesters of German language instruction. This scholarship has an application deadline of mid-December. Please see the DAAD scholarship website for more information about the scholarship application process.

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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 Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation provides selected social entrepreneurs with funding of $100,000 annually for three years. The funds are specifically and solely for entrepreneurs starting new non-profit organizations. The Foundation accepts proposals for a variety of public service areas, including, but not limited to, education, youth and families, the environment, arts, health, and community and economic development. They seek organizations that are or plan to be national or global in scope, and select those which demonstrate innovative ways to solve existing social problems. For more information, please see the fellowship website.

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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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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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