Scholarship Directory

Scholarship Directory

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 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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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 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 Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program is sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. It combines a paid eight-week internship at one of over 100 think tanks and policy organizations across the United States with two week-long career and policy skills seminars and weekly policy lectures. Fellows gain real-world experience, take a crash course in market-based policy analysis, and hone their professional skills. The program includes a $1,500 stipend and a housing allowance. Current college students, graduates, graduate students, and professional students from a variety of disciplines are eligible to apply. Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated interest in public policy issues and in learning how a market-based approach might help solve social and economic problems. The application deadline for this fellowship is in late January. For more information, please see the fellowship website.

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The Leopold Schepp Foundation grants a small number of fellowship awards for independent study and research, usually post-doctoral, based on the recommendation of a recognized institution. These fellowships are intended to encourage research that will improve the general welfare of mankind. Because funds for such grants are limited, interested applicants should inquire as to the availability of funding for fellowships in their chosen field of study. This fellowship has a rolling deadline; please see the fellowship website for information about the closing of the application cycle. For more information, please contact the Leopold Schepp Foundation by phone at 212-692-0191.

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Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom higher education system. The scholarships can be used at any British Marshall University and cover two years of study in any discipline at either the undergraduate or graduate level, leading to the award of a British university degree. The award will cover university fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution toward the support of a dependent spouse. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, must hold an undergraduate degree by the time of the award, and must have obtained a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 after their freshman year and not have studied for or hold a degree or degree-equivalent qualification from a British university. This scholarship requires a university nomination and has a campus deadline in early April. Please complete a Merit Awards Profile to be considered, and contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 to schedule an appointment with a Merit Awards advisor.

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The Mississippi Teacher Corps is a two-year program, similar to the Peace Corps, that recruits college graduates to teach in Mississippi schools, primarily in the Mississippi Delta. The program is designed for non-education majors and offers a host of benefits, including: teacher training and certification, free tuition for a Master's degree in education from the University of Mississippi, and job placement that includes full pay and benefits. All candidates must have received or expect to receive a BachelorÕs degree before beginning the program and have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. No previous education course work is required or expected. For application deadlines and more information, please see the fellowship website.

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The Delyte & Dorothy Morris Doctoral Fellowship provides $20,000 per year plus tuition for up to 3 years of full-time doctoral study at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC).This fellowship is intended for applicants who possess exceptional credentials as indicated by highscholastic standing, excellent scores on standardized tests, outstanding recommendations, and evidence of significantpotential for research and publication. Nominees must be fully admissible to a graduate doctoral degree program and must meet the following criteria: an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.25 (A=4.0); if prior graduate study has been undertaken, must have an overall graduate GPA of at least 3.75; must have a score in the 75th percentile or higher on a standard test such as the GRE, MAT, or GMAT; may not already be enrolled in a doctoral program and may have no previous enrollment at SIUC. For more information, please see the fellowship website.

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To address the lack of Hispanic leaders in American community colleges, the National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC) Leadership Fellows Program aims to develop a pool of highly qualified Hispanics and to assist them in attaining high-level positions in community colleges. The program is designed for community college educators whose career interest focuses on assuming increasingly responsible administrative positions, with the ultimate goal of becoming a community college president. Components of the year-long training program are: two learning seminars; continued communications with NCCHC leaders and other Fellows; presentation at the NCCHS Symposium; and mentoring and professional development opportunities. Eligible candidates must possess a Master's degree, and must hold a managerial position and aspire to become an executive leader of a community college, such as a Dean, Vice-President or President. For application deadlines and more information, please contact the NCCHC Leadership Fellows Program by e-mail at [email protected].

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