Scholarship Directory

Scholarship Directory

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a high-level professional development exchange program that places qualified young professionals in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, and public policy. The program accepts ten U.S. citizens and five British citizens each year. Key goals of the Alfa Fellowship Program include expanding networks of American, British and Russian professionals; developing greater intercultural understanding; and advancing U.S./Russian and British/Russian relations. The program includes language training, seminar programs, and extended professional experience. Fellows receive travel, free housing, monthly stipends, and insurance. Eligible students must be between 25 and 35 years of age by the application deadline. Students must also have a graduate-level degree or equivalent training in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, or government, and at least two years of relevant work experience. Russian language proficiency is preferred, and candidates with proficiency in a second language will also be considered. The application deadline is in early December. For more information, please e-mail info@cdsintl.org. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please call the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 to schedule an appointment with a Merit Awards advisor.

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The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. The Endowment is dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Every year, eight to ten one-year fellowships are offered to uniquely qualified candidates. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates. Fellows receive $2,500 a month and a full benefits package. Eligible candidates must be graduating seniors or have graduated in the past academic year. Individuals who have started graduate studies are not eligible. Applicants must also be eligible to work in the United States for the duration of the fellowship. This fellowship requires a nomination from American University and has a campus deadline of mid-October. Please contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 for more information and to schedule an appointment with a Merit Awards advisor.

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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 meritawards@american.edu to be added to the Critical Language Scholarship Blackboard site.

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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 assistant.washington-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr. 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 meritawards@american.edu 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 meritawards@american.edu to be added to the Fulbright Blackboard site.

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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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The Killam Fellowship Program provides undergraduate students from select universities in Canada and the United States with the opportunity to spend one semester as an exchange student in their neighboring country. The fellowship has a cash value of $5,000 with potential for $10,000 with demonstrated financial need. Students are expected to maintain enrollment in their home university and attend the host university as an exchange student. Approximately twenty full scholarships will be awarded. To be eligible, a candidate must be a citizen of the United States, full-time undergraduate, eligible to participate in an international exchange program according to the regulations at his/her home institution, fluent in English, demonstrate superior academic achievements, be free of significant recent experience in the host country, complete all steps of the application process prior to the published deadlines, and be nominated by his/her university. This scholarship requires a university nomination and has a campus deadline of mid-November. If you are interested in applying for this fellowship, please complete the Merit Awards Profile. For more information or to schedule an advising appointment, contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854.

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The Rangel Program awards up to twenty (20) fellowships of up to $34,000 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree. Rangel Fellows are expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, or communication) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center. Fellows who successfully complete the Rangel Program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer, embarking on one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available. Rangel Fellows will participate in two internships. The first, an internship working for a Member of Congress in Washington, D.C., will occur in the summer after being selected and before the first year of graduate study. The second will be an overseas internship in a U.S. Embassy that takes place during the summer between the first and second years of graduate study. Fellows will receive mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship as well as during their early employment at the State Department. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 throughout their period of study. Only U.S. citizens will be considered as applicants. Applicants must be in the senior year of their undergraduate study or have completed their undergraduate degree by June and must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall for a two-year program. A candidate’s community, academic, other extracurricular, and leadership activities will be considered. The application deadline for this program is in mid-January. For more information, please contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 and schedule an appointment with a Merit Awards advisor.

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