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Prestigious Awards Opportunities

Your gateway to the world begins with the following prestigious national fellowships and scholarships. In this section, you will find a brief overview of fellowships and scholarships, along with deadlines, website links, and eligibility requirements. This list is not exhaustive.

NOTE: These scholarships may require a Pace University nomination or recommendation of your application. In this instance, you are not able to apply independently.


Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who shows exceptional promise of becoming this Nation’s next generation of research leaders in these fields. Scholarships of up to $7,500 a year are provided to help cover costs associated with tuition, mandatory fees, books, room and board. The characteristics the Foundation seeks in a Goldwater Scholar include:

  • Strong commitment to a research career in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering,
  • Effective display of intellectual intensity in the sciences, mathematics and engineering, and
  • Potential for a significant future contribution to research in his/her chosen field.

Students who are nominated who do not receive a scholarship but who show particular promise will be recognized with an Honorable Mention. Students who receive an Honorable Mention do not receive financial support.

Website: http://goldwater.scholarsapply.org

Application Deadline: Last Friday in January

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A citizen of the United States or a national resident with the intent to obtain U.S. citizenship
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited 2- or 4-year institution of higher education
  • Interest in a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering

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Boren Fellowship

Boren Fellowships provide funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Fellowships for graduate students provide up to $24,000 for overseas study. Boren Fellowships are made for a minimum of 12 weeks overseas and a maximum of one year overseas.

Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Website: https://www.borenawards.org

Application Deadline: Fellowship - January 30, 2019

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen who is registered in an accredited graduate program within the US
  • Must have career/academic goals which resonate with Boren's emphasis on U.S. national security and/or international affairs
  • Apply to a study abroad program with a language study section in a Boren endorsed language or country, and also plan to pursue the language study after your return from abroad

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Boren Scholarship

Boren Scholarships provide funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Maximum Boren Scholarship awards for undergraduate students are:

  • $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)
  • $10,000 for a semester
  • $20,000 for a 6 - 12 months

Website: https://www.borenawards.org

Application Deadline: Scholarship – February 7, 2019

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen who is registered in an accredited undergraduate program within the US
  • Must have career/academic goals which resonate with Boren's emphasis on U.S. national security and/or international affairs
  • Apply to a study abroad program with a language study section in a Boren endorsed language or country, and also plan to pursue the language study after your return from abroad
  • Applicants must be a college student during the Boren financed abroad program

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Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and extracurricular activities designed to promote rapid language gains and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to expand students’ understanding of the history, politics, culture and daily life of their host country. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Languages offered include:

  • Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
  • Arabic, Persian and Portuguese: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
  • Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.

The CLS Program covers most of the costs of participating in its overseas institutes, including international and domestic travel between the student's U.S. home city, Washington, D.C., and the CLS Program site, visa application fees, costs associated with the mandatory pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C., language instruction, room, board, program-sponsored travel within the host country, all entrance fees for program activities, oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) language assessments, and U.S. academic credit issued through Bryn Mawr College.

Website: http://clscholarship.org

Application Deadline: Late November

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years old
  • Be able to get visa from the country of study
  • Be enrolled in an U.S accredited undergraduate or graduate program
  • Have completed at least one academic year at the start of the program

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Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. The Rangel Program awards Fellows with up to $37,500 for two years of graduate study and supports them through internships, mentoring, and professional development activities. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to have obtained a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service at a graduate school approved by the Rangel Program. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers.

Website: https://www.rangelprogram.org

Application Deadline: Late November

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizen
  • Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school for a two-year program at a U.S. university in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service
  • Must have a 3.2 GPA during the time of application

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DAAD

Several scholarship opportunities for all academic fields and on all academic levels. Awards usually cover cost of living, during the stay in Germany and often include a travel stipend.

Study Scholarships are offered for a full Master's degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master's degree program completed in the home country.

Research Grants are awarded to candidates who have completed a Master's degree, postdocs, individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany, or in exceptional cases those with a Bachelor's degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research.

Website: https://www.daad.org/en/study-research-in-germany/

Application Deadline: Late September – Early November

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must have completed bachelor degree not more than 6 years old
  • DAAD scholarship is given to the students who have at least two years of proven work experience
  • English or German Language requirement depends on the choice of your degree course

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Fulbright US Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. Grant benefits for all Fulbright U.S. Student grants include round-trip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs, based on the cost of living in the host country, and accident & sickness health benefits. In some countries, grants may also include book and research allowances, mid-term enrichment activities, full or partial tuition, language study programs, and pre-departure and in-country orientations. Grant lengths and dates vary by country.

Website: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/award-benefits

Application Deadline: Early October

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizens
  • Applicants must have a conferred bachelor's degree or the equivalent before the start of the grant
  • Applicants cannot be holding a doctoral degree at the time of application

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Fulbright UK Summer

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three-to-four week programs for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university. Depending on the Institute, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Study alongside leading academics and professionals
  • Develop knowledge in specific fields
  • Experience cultural and social events
  • Visit museums, galleries, castles, battlegrounds, stately homes and areas of scenic beauty
  • Receive credit to transfer to their home institution
  • Meet people from across the US and the world
  • Become an ambassador for studying in the UK, for the Fulbright Commission and their host institution(s)

The Institute costs covered by the Fulbright Commission and its partner institutions include:

  • Return US-UK airfare
  • Tuition and fees at the host institution
  • Accommodation
  • In some cases a small daily allowance for meals.

Website: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/going-to-the-uk/uk-summer-institutes

Application Deadline: Early February

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and have a valid passport
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.7
  • Be at least 18 years old by the start of the program
  • Have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the Institute finishes

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Freeman-Asia

The Freeman-ASIA program supports U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. A Freeman-ASIA Award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.

Grant Amounts are:

  • Summer Award: up to $3,000
  • Semester/Quarter Award: up to $5,000
  • Academic Year Award: up to $7,000

Website: https://www.iie.org/Programs/Freeman-ASIA

Application Deadline: Early Spring

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident at the time of application
  • Must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance to participate in the proposed study abroad program
  • Must be an undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 2.8, pursuing his or her first bachelor's degree (or associate's degree)

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Gate Cambridge

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship offers full-cost scholarships each year to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The selection criteria are:

  • outstanding intellectual ability
  • leadership potential
  • a commitment to improving the lives of others
  • a good fit between the applicant's qualifications and aspirations and the postgraduate programme at Cambridge for which they are applying

Website: https://www.gatescambridge.org

Application Deadline: Early October

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom.
  • Applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study at the University of Cambridge: PhD (three year research-only degree) MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree) one year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)

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George J. Mitchell Scholarship

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to the community and public service.

Award includes: Full tuition for a one-year Master’s degree at one of the nine eligible institutions in the Republic of Ireland, campus housing, monthly stipend, round-trip travel between the United States and Ireland.

Website: https://www.us-irelandalliance.org/mitchellscholarship

Application Deadline: Late September/Early October

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 30
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college before beginning to study as a Mitchell Scholar

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Gilman Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries and world regions. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need. Award recipients must use the award to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs, including program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance, international airfare, passport and visa fees. Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad can apply for a competitive, supplemental award.

Website: https://www.gilmanscholarship.org

Application Deadline: Early October for spring study abroad programs; Early Spring for summer study abroad programs; Early Spring for fall & academic year study abroad programs

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a citizen of the U.S.
  • Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States (including both two-year and four-year institutions)
  • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship

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Humanity in Action Fellowship

The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. Fellows participate in intensive four-week educational programs located in cities across Europe and the United States, with approximately 20 local and international students in each program. Each program provides a site-specific curriculum for understanding the historical and cultural context in which challenges to pluralism and liberal democracy occur. The programs feature lectures and discussions with researchers, journalists, politicians, activists, and artists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums, and cultural and memorial sites. The goal of these programs is to foster cross-cultural understanding and an appreciation of different perspectives and approaches for assessing past and contemporary social justice issues. After the four-week on-site educational programs, Fellows return to their countries to develop and implement Action Projects to address social justice issues in their own communities.

Website: https://www.humanityinaction.org/programs

Application Deadline: January 6, 2019

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled undergraduate students from the US or at US-based colleges and universities (sophomores, juniors and seniors); or
  • Recent graduates (for the 2019 Fellowship, we define recent graduates as individuals from the undergraduate classes of 2017 and 2018 at accredited, four-year undergraduate colleges or universities in the United States); or
  • Currently enrolled, second-year community college students who plan to continue their secondary education; or
  • Currently enrolled Masters and PhD students at US-based universities

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James Madison Fellowship

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to civic responsibilities and to professional and collegial activities and must be committed to teaching American history, American government, or civics classes where you will teach topics on the Constitution full-time in grades 7–12. The fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to a master's degree.

Website: https://www.jamesmadison.gov

Application Deadline: March 1st annually

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or civics classes where you will teach topics on the Constitution at the secondary school level (grades 7–12)
  • Possess a bachelor's degree or plan to receive a bachelor's degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying

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Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship

The Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship is a three-year program that provides funded summer internships and unprecedented opportunities to promising undergraduate students from 12 New York City partner colleges. Fellows will engage in three summers of diverse internships and are provided with annual funding of $5,500, $6,500 and $7,000, in addition to a $2,000 Discovery Fund to develop their personal, professional, and cultural potential. Fellows will also participate in seminars, cultural events, mentoring, and much more.

Website: https://watson.foundation/fellowships/jk

Application Deadline: February 19, 2019

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a green card holder
  • Be a second semester freshman or sophomore and have at least 4 semesters of full-time academic work remaining
  • Be no older than 21 years old as of the application deadline
  • Majoring on a liberal arts discipline

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Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Knight-Hennessy Scholars develops a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation. Every year, up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world will receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford, including the DMA, JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as joint- and dual-degrees.

Website: https://knight-hennessy.stanford.edu

Application Deadline: Mid-September

*Must also apply for the Stanford graduate program that you wish to pursue and adhere to the program’s application deadline.* Graduate application deadlines vary:

  • MD Program – Late September
  • MBA Program – Mid September
  • JD and Advanced Degrees – Mid November
  • Any other Degree – No later than Mid-November

Eligibility Requirements:

  • All candidates must be planning to apply to enroll in a full-time graduate degree program at Stanford
  • Applications are accepted from students or alumni who received their bachelor's degree in 2015 or later from any country

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Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. The objectives of the programme are as follows:

  • To enable intellectually distinguished young Americans, their country's future leaders, to study in the UK.
  • To help Scholars gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain.
  • To contribute to the advancement of knowledge in science, technology, the humanities and social sciences and the creative arts at Britain's centres of academic excellence.
  • To motivate Scholars to act as ambassadors from the USA to the UK and vice versa throughout their lives thus strengthening British American understanding.
  • To promote the personal and academic fulfilment of each Scholar.

The scholarship provides 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 towards the support of a dependent spouse.

Website: http://www.marshallscholarship.org

Application Deadline: Early October

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a citizens of the U.S. (at the time they apply for a scholarship)
  • Hold their first undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. by the time they take up their scholarship
  • Have obtained a grade point average of not less than 3.7 on their undergraduate degree
  • Have graduated from their first undergraduate college or university after April 2016
  • Not have studied for, or hold a degree or degree-equivalent qualification from a British University or GCSE or A Levels taken at school in the UK

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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose

Website: https://www.nsfgrfp.org

Application Deadline: Late October (specific deadlines vary by field of study)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a citizen of the U.S., U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program at an accredited U.S. graduate institution by fall 2018
  • Have completed no more than twelve months of full-time graduate study (or the equivalent)
  • Planning to apply for research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM)

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Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans invests in the graduate education of New Americans-immigrants and children of immigrants-who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows. The Fellows can study in any degree-granting program in any field at any university in the United States. Selection is based on merit – the specific selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative and sustained accomplishment.

Website: https://www.pdsoros.org

Application Deadline: April of 2019

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a naturalized U.S. citizen or a green card holder, born to parents who were not U.S. citizens at the time of his/her birth or born outside of the US and subsequently adopted by American parents or eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Must be younger or 30 years of age before application deadline
  • Be a college senior, hold a bachelor’s degree, or be enrolled in a graduate program but not have begun a third year of work

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Pickering Fellowship

The Pickering Fellowship is designed to develop a source of trained men and women who are dedicated to pursuing Foreign Service careers and representing America’s interest abroad. Fellowships of up to $37,500 annually are awarded for a two-year period for tuition, room, board, books, and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees. Fellows must obtain graduate degrees in international affairs or a related subject at a graduate school approved by the Pickering Program. Applicants apply to graduate programs at U.S.-based universities simultaneously with their application to the Pickering Program. Fellows will also complete two internships with the State Department and will receive personalized mentoring and professional development opportunities.

Fellows who successfully complete the Pickering Program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments in the State Department Foreign Service. Each Fellow who obtains a master’s degree is committed to a minimum of five years of service in the Foreign Service.

Website: https://pickeringfellowship.org

Application Deadline: Late September

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Seek admission to a two-year, full-time, on-campus, master’s degree program at a U.S.-based graduate institution to begin in the fall of 2019 in an academic field relevant to the work of the Foreign Service (public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages)
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale

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Rhodes

The Rhodes Scholarships brings outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. U.S. Rhodes Scholars are selected through a decentralized process by which regional selection committees choose 32 Scholars each year. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead

Website: http://www.rhodesscholar.org

Application Deadline: First Wednesday of October

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a citizen of the U.S. OR a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. OR a U.S. resident with DACA status on April 15 in the year of application.
  • At least 18 but not yet 24 years of age (i.e., the applicant must still be 23 on October 1 in the year of application)

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Schwarzman

Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars pursue a one-year Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University, with concentrations in one of the following disciplines: public policy, economics and business, and international studies. The program also provides Scholars with unparalleled learning opportunities with leaders from China and the world through high-level interactions at lectures, an internship program, a mentor’s network, and intensive deep-dive travel seminars. The students selected to become Schwarzman Scholars will receive a comprehensive scholarship including tuition fees, room and board, travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year, an in-country study tour, required course books and supplies, health insurance, and a stipend of $4,000 for personal expenses.

Website: https://www.schwarzmanscholars.org

Application Deadline: Late September

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score above the minimum requirements for Schwarzman Scholars before March 1 of 2019
  • Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1, 2019
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs must be on track to successfully complete all degree requirements by August 1, 2019 before orientation begins

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Truman Scholarship

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. The Foundation has supported Truman Scholars in many fields of study, from agriculture, biology, engineering, technology, medicine, and environmental management, to fields such as economics, education, government, history, international relations, law, political science, public administration, nonprofit management, public health, and public policy. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.

Website: https://www.truman.gov

Application Deadline: February 5, 2019

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must citizen of the United States or a U.S. national
  • Junior-level academic standing or senior-level standing in the third year of college enrollment
  • Must have an interest in a master's degree, a doctorate, or a professional degree such as a law degree or a Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Public Policy, or Master of International Affair

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. The Udall Scholarship provides:

  • Up to $7,000 for eligible academic expenses
  • Access to the Udall Alumni Network: an association of change-makers, working in Indian country and environmental fields, sharing innovative ideas, professional advice, and job and internship opportunities
  • Five days in Tucson, Arizona, at Scholar Orientation: extending your professional network, meeting other scholars and alumni, and learning new skills

Website: https://www.udall.gov/ourprograms/scholarship/scholarship.aspx

Application Deadline: March 7, 2019

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a citizen of the U.S., U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident
  • Be committed to a career related to the environment, OR committed to a career in tribal public policy, OR Native American health care
  • GPA average of at least a “B” or the equivalent and a full-time sophomore or junior-level student pursuing a bachelor's or associate's degree

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