Scholarship Directory

Scholarship Directory

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 James Madison Foundation Memorial Fellowship funds two years of graduate study leading to a Master's degree. Fellows also attend a special summer institute at Georgetown University. Fellowships cover tuition, required fees, books, and room and board. The award cannot exceed $12,000 per academic year. One fellowship is awarded in each U.S. state or territory. After earning a Master's degree, each James Madison Fellow is required to teach American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12 for one year for each full academic year of study under the fellowship. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for this award. Current teachers who wish to pursue graduate study on a part-time basis are also eligible. This fellowship has an application deadline of early March. For more information, please see the fellowship website.

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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 Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO--using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. The fellowship is intended for American college and university students interested in international collaboration but who have not yet been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad. During his/her four to six weeks of travel, the recipient should be willing to participate in public diplomacy events arranged with the pertinent U.S. State Department Consulate, Mission, and/or Embassy. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens eligible for foreign travel, must be between 18 and 25 years old at the time of application, and must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university in the United States. The application deadline for this fellowship is in early August. For more information, please see the scholarship website or e-mail [email protected].

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers paid and unpaid internship and fellowship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in art museums. Based upon their academic training and interests, as well as the availability of projects, interns work in one of the Metropolitan's departmentsÑcuratorial, education, conservation, administration, or library. Most projects require a strong knowledge of art history. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. For a list of specific internship opportunities, deadlines, and requirements, visit the program website or e-mail [email protected].

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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 Myra Sadker Doctoral Dissertation Awards provide $2,000 (per recipient) to support graduate students engaged in educational equity research. Doctoral level dissertations that explore or promote educational equity and fairness based on gender, race, ethnicity, religion, class, sexual orientation, or other such variables will be considered for support. This fellowship has an application deadline of early December. 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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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) offers a wide variety of funded graduate and undergraduate internship and research opportunities. All awards are for NOAA science related fields. Please see the NOAA's website for detailed information on each award, application deadlines, and contact information.

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New York City Teaching Fellowships allows graduates and professionals to teach two years in an under-performing city school. Fellows will be hired at a regular teacher's salary and will also receive intensive pre-service training with living stipend; accelerated, fully-paid Master's Degree program; and on-going classroom support and the opportunity to be involved in a network of community leaders. Eligible applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, but must not possess a teaching certificate. For more information please contact the NYC Teaching Fellows program by phone at 718-935-4101 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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