Crucial information for all fellowships:

Some of the opportunities listed below require nomination from Elon University. Please consult our frequently asked questions page for more information on the nomination process.

Please be sure to note that the deadlines listed below are the EXTERNAL, final deadlines. In order to be considered for nomination, your application will be due to Elon far in advance of this deadline to allow time for review, selection, and revision. Consult our deadlines page for more information.

Even if an opportunity does not require Elon’s nomination, the Office of National and International Fellowships will be happy to help you through the process. You should plan to start several months in advance of the external deadline.


Amgen Scholars

  • Provides undergraduates with the opportunity to perform hands-on summer research in Science and Biotechnology at select U.S. universities
  • Financial support is provided and varies based on the host university
  • Usual deadline: February
  • Available to: U.S. citizens or permanent residents; the program is open to sophomores and juniors with a 3.2 GPA (or above) who are interested in pursuing a PhD or MD-PhD
  • More information at

The Autry Fellowship

  • Offers recent graduates the opportunity to work as full-time, paid staff members at MDC for one-year
  • MDC seeks to improve social equity and opportunity in the South via education, economic development, civic cultures, and leadership
  • Usual deadline:  January
  • Available to:  U.S. citizens or residents who will graduate the year of application or who have graduated within the last 2 years
  • More information at



Boren Scholarship***

  • Provides up to $20,000 to undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world critical to U.S. interests, in exchange for at least one year of government service following graduation
  • Preferred areas of the world include Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East; the Boren may not be used for domestic language study or study abroad in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate how their study and future career goals will contribute to U.S. national security, to include traditional concerns of protecting and promoting the U.S., as well as global security, sustainable development, environmental degradation, disease and hunger, etc.
  • Usual deadline: early-February
  • Available to: U.S. citizens enrolled in an accredited undergraduate degree program
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***Requires institutional evaluation

Boren Fellowship

  • Provides up to $30,000 for graduate study focused on geographic areas, languages, or fields of study deemed critical to U.S. interest, in exchange for at least one year of government service after graduation from graduate school
  • Sponsored by the National Security Education Program to enhance specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency, both through domestic and overseas study
  • Applicants must show how their study programs and future goals will contribute to U.S. national security
  • Usual deadline: late January
  • Available to: U.S. citizens enrolled in graduate study
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Bosch Foundation

  • Provides young American professionals with two high-level work placements in the federal government and private sector in Germany
  • There are 20 fellowships awarded each year
  • Usual deadline: Mid October
  • Available to: U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. between the ages of 23 and 34 at the application deadline; those with a BA should have 5 years of professional experience (excluding internships) while those with a graduate degree should have 2 years of professional experience within one of the target fellowship fields: business administration, cultural management (ex. museum, theater, orchestra), journalism, law, non-profit, public policy, and urban planning
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Breakthrough Collaborative Teaching Fellowship

  • Offers 700 high school and college students the opportunity to teach for 8-weeks in a middle school classroom
  • Fellows receive a living stipend; some grants for financial need are available
  • Teachers receive significant training and work with a mentor teacher at 33 locations across the country and in Hong Kong
  • Usual deadline: late February
  • Available to:  High school students through college seniors; U.S. citizens and international students are eligible to apply
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Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs

  • Provides full-time, nine-month graduate-level leadership training for those dedicated to public affairs
  • Program is available in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis
  • 64 Fellows chosen each year to learn by experience in a series of placements that may include government, business, electoral politics, organized labor, media and non-profits
  • Coro Fellows must pay tuition, but will be given a monthly stipend
  • Usual deadline: mid-January
  • Available to: U.S. citizens dedicated to public affairs
  • More information at

Critical Language Scholarship Program

  • Offers fully funded intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages (Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian)
  • All disciplines are welcome, but applicants must demonstrate how the selected language relates to their field and future career goals
  • Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State
  • Usual deadline: mid-November
  • Available to: U.S. citizens enrolled in a degree-granting program at the time of application
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Cultural Vistas Fellowship

  • Affords underrepresented U.S. university students the opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another culture by in a multinational professional development program in the field of sustainability, which includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany, and Singapore
  • Usual deadline: Early February
  • Available to: American undergraduates who are rising juniors or seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and have academic or practical experience in sustainability, environmental awareness, engineering, and related sciences
  • More information at




  • Provides U.S. students a wide range of highly selective scholarships, grants and fellowships in Germany
  • Available to: undergraduate students and graduate students of any age
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Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

  • Provides exceptional financial support (tuition, fees, academic allowances, and a $36,000/year stipend) for up to 4 years, as well as a 12-week research practicum at a DOE laboratory, for graduating seniors or first-year graduate students pursuing a PhD in engineering, or the physical, computer, mathematical, or life sciences at an accredited U.S. university
  • Applicants are evaluated on GPA, GRE scores, research statements, chosen program of study, and references
  • Usual deadline:  January
  • Available to: U.S. citizens or resident aliens
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Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

  • Fellows participate in a 4 part program where they receive training on hunger, poverty, and social inequality, work with community-based organizations, receive extensive policy training, and then work with non-profits and government agencies
  • 20 Fellows are chosen annually for the 1-year program
  • Applicants should have a firm commitment to social justice
  • Usual deadline: mid-January
  • Available to:  U.S. citizens or permanent residents
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Earl Warren Scholarship

  • Awarded annually to students pursuing law degrees whose commitment to racial justice reveals outstanding potential for training as civil rights and public interest attorneys
  • $10,000 per year for three years (as long as scholars remain in good academic standing and continue to meet the scholarship criteria) for a total of $30,000
  • Earl Warren scholars are given two unique opportunities: (1) an LDF internship, externship, or guided research project—competitive positions that are sought out by dozens of students every year, and (2) an invitation to LDF’s Civil Rights Training Institute, an invitation-only annual civil rights conference that brings together civil rights advocates, scholars, and attorneys to discuss strategies and to network
  • Usual deadline: May
  • Available to: Law students entering their first or second year of full-time legal study at an accredited law school
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Fleishman Hillard Diversity Fellowships

  • Provides 6- to 12-month paid fellowship with benefits, professional development opportunities, and a mentor program
  • Ideal candidates are recent graduates interested in public relations, communications, marketing, advertising, or creative services with demonstrated writing skills, academic achievement (minimum 3.2 GPA), creative problem-solving skills, and proficiency in social media communications
  • Targets ethnically diverse applicants
  • Usual deadline: mid-November
  • Available to: applicants authorized to work in the U.S. (do not provide visa sponsorship)
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Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships

  • Provides funds toward tuition plus a stipend for up to three years
  • Intended for students who are enrolling in a research-based Ph.D. program in one of certain specified fields and are members of certain racial and ethnic minorities
  • Awarded to individuals who have demonstrated superior scholarship and show great promise for future achievement as scholars, researchers, and teachers in institutions of higher education
  • Usual deadline: mid-November
  • Available to: U.S. citizens or nationals
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Fulbright Summer Institutes

  • Provides undergraduates a funded summer experience at a highly regarded UK university.  The current programs include:  AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare’s Globe, Durham University Summer Institute, King’s College London Summer Institute, Newcastle University Summer Institute, Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute, Queen’s University Belfast Summer Institute, and the Wales Summer Institute.
  • Applicants must have 2 years of undergraduate work remaining (must be first years or sophomores) and they must have a 3.7 GPA (or higher) at the start of the program.
  • Awarded to individuals who demonstrate leadership, initiative, academic ability, character, adaptability, and ambassadorial qualities, as well as an interest in the UK.
  • Usual deadline: February
  • Available to: U.S. citizens
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Fulbright U.S. Student Program ***

  • Opportunities for graduate study, advanced research or teaching abroad
  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of State to promote cross-cultural understanding
  • Students’ overall record important; some areas of the world may be targeted; often language skills or a specific project are necessary
  • Usual deadline: late October
  • Available to:  U.S. citizen who will hold a BA before the start of the grant; Fulbright grants are offered through other countries, so international students may be able to apply via their country of permanent residence
  • More information at

***Requires Nomination by Elon University



Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

  • Awards non-UK residents monies to pursue a graduate degree from Cambridge, covering tuition and many expenses
  • Seeks scholars in all areas of study who are interested in pursuing research and have excellent problem-solving abilities; must have good reason to study at Cambridge
  • Based on intellectual ability, leadership capacity, and the desire to use one’s knowledge and talents to contribute to society
  • Usual deadline: mid-October
  • Available to:  Non-U.K. citizens seeking at degree at Cambridge
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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

  • Offers undergraduates who are receiving a Federal Pell Grant scholarships of up to $5,000 to participate in study abroad and internship programs worldwide
  • Sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State
  • Usual deadline: Early March; early October
  • Available to:  U.S. citizens who are receiving Federal Pell Grants at their undergraduate institution and are applying to or have been accepted into a study abroad or internship program lasting at least four weeks in one country
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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship ***

  • Covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually
  • Sophomore and junior level college students are eligible to apply for 1-2 years of support
  • Applicants must have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering
  • Usual deadline: late January
  • Available to:  U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and U.S. nationals who are sophomores or juniors pursuing a career in math, the natural sciences, or engineering
  • More information at

***Requires Nomination by Elon University



Hearst Journalism Fellowship

  • Funds two 12-month rotations at two prestigious metropolitan newspapers, health insurance, and moving expenses
  • Students must have obtained a bachelor’s degree in any field before the grant period (recent college graduates and early-career journalists are encouraged to apply)
  • Successful candidates demonstrate strong writing and technical digital skills
  • Usual deadline: January
  • Available to:  citizens and foreign nationals (program does not sponsor visas; must obtain a visa independently)
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Hertz Foundation

  • Pays for costs of education plus a generous personal stipend for graduate study in the applied physical sciences at about 36 select universities
  • Students must be pursuing a Ph.D. in an area of applied physical sciences (e.g. Applied Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Engineering)
  • Candidates must show evidence of exceptional intellect and creativity, problem-solving ability, technical training, potential for innovative research, and ethical values
  • Usual deadline: early November
  • Available to:  citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. who are in or applying to graduate school in the applied sciences who are willing to commit their skills to the United States in time of national emergency
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Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • Provides undergraduates with up to $8000 for 1 to 2 years, along with a summer internship at a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) facility
  • Applicants must be sophomores with a minimum 3.0 GPA and majoring in fields that support NOAA’s mission, including oceanic, environmental, biological or atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, geography, physics, or teacher education
  • Usual deadline: January
  • Available to:  U.S. citizens
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Humanity in Action Fellowship

  • Selects Fellows to perform research on minority rights, intolerance, and democracy for five weeks every summer in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw
  • Promotes collective exploration of social issues related to discrimination while encouraging informed dialogue
  • Usual deadline:
  • Available to:  Students and recent graduates from the United States, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine
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Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

  • Provides a $15,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue 1-year of public service anywhere in the world
  • Applicants must generate a proposal for public service that encompasses any activity that furthers the public good
  • Applicants may propose to work alone or through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental or public service organizations
  • Usual deadline: mid-January
  • Available to:  All graduating students from accredited colleges in the U.S.
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James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program (Previously Carnegie Junior Fellows Program)***

  • Provides a one-year work experience at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC for recent graduates to serve as research assistants to senior associates on selected projects
  • Sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to advance cooperation between nations and promote active international engagement by the U.S.
  • Applicants should have superior academic achievement and significant coursework in international affairs, political science, economics, history, Russian, Chinese, or Middle East studies
  • Usual deadline: mid-January
  • Available to: U.S. citizens or international students attending school in the U.S.; applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year
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***Requires Nomination by Elon University

James Madison Graduate Fellowship

  • Provides up to $12,000 toward tuition and expenses for 1 or 2 years of graduate study in accredited universities
  • Intended to support future secondary school teachers for one or two years who are working on a Master’s Degree in American History or Political Science (Government), or a M.A.T. concentrating in History or Political Science
  • Applicants must have an interest in the Constitution and intend to teach after receiving the Master’s degree
  • Usual Deadline: early March
  • Available to: U.S. citizens pursuing a qualifying master’s degree who are committed to teaching American history, government or social studies in grades 7-11
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Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace

  • 100 annual fellowships are intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution
  • Those in other fields, including working professionals, are encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the languages offered.
  • Covers tuition, room, and board for one summer in any of the 11 Middlebury Language Schools at any level of study (does not cover travel, books, or incidentals)
  • Usual deadline: February
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Knowles Teaching Fellows Program

  • Support in the form of grants or stipends including professional development grants to cover the cost of relevant activities, including workshops, mentoring, practitioner inquiry and Fellow observations; teaching materials grants; and leadership grants to pursue efforts that will have a positive impact on education beyond their own classroom
  • Usual deadline: October
  • Available to: future teachers with strong content knowledge in science or math who will possess appropriate teaching certification by the start of the grant
  • More information at

Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

  • 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
  • Usual deadline: September
  • Available to: Outstanding students and alumni who plan to pursue graduate study at Stanford
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Leadership Scholars Program (Fund for American Studies)

  • Through its Leadership Scholarship Program, The Fund for American Studies is pleased to provide at least 40 full scholarships to aid students in participating in summer programs focusing the following subject areas:

    *Public Policy + Economics
    *International Affairs
    *Journalism + Communication
    *Business + Government Relations

  • North Carolina: For students attending institutions of higher education in the state of North Carolina or those who claim North Carolina as their permanent state of residence. Residency and school information should be included in submitted application materials
  • Provides coursework at Georgetown University, housing in Washington, DC, and an 8-week competitive internship
  • Accepted students also participate in a group community service project that directly impacts the DC community
  • Usual deadline: January
  • Available to:  Undergraduates (including freshmen) with a GPA of 3.3 or higher
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Marshall Scholarship***

  • Pays for tuition and other expenses for selected American students to study at any university in the United Kingdom for one or two years
  • Covers any discipline; must have good reason to study at a select UK university
  • Applicants should demonstrate academic merit, leadership potential, and ambassadorial potential (minimum 3.7 GPA)
  • Usual Deadline: early October
  • Available to: U.S. citizens who are completing a BA (or have completed a BA within the last 3 years)
  • More information at

***Requires Nomination by Elon University

George J. Mitchell Scholarship***

  • Provides scholars between the ages of 18-30 with tuition, housing, and other expenses for in Ireland for one year (usually in a master’s degree program, any field)
  • Named in honor of Senator Mitchell’s contribution to the peace process in Northern Ireland, the scholarship is intended to link future U.S. leaders with the island of Ireland
  • Candidates must persuasively exhibit superior academic achievement, leadership, community service, and strong preparation for the proposed field of study
  • Usual deadline: early October
  • Available to: U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 who hold a BA (or will hold a BA before the start of the scholarship)
  • More information

***Requires Nomination by Elon University

Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows

  • Fellows undertake leadership curriculum within a framework highlighting the inspirational leadership model of George Washington
  • The six-week program provides housing, transportation, meals, and a $3,000 stipend
  • Available to: Rising college juniors with demonstrated leadership, U.S. citizenship, and a minimum 3.4 GPA
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National Defense Sciences and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

  • Provides 3-year fellowships to students who will pursue a PhD in an area of interest to the Department of Defense, including Biosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Computer/Computational Sciences (view the complete list online)
  • Fellowships include full tuition and fees (not to include room and board) as well as a stipend of approximately $30,000/year
  • Usual deadline: December
  • Available to:  U.S. citizens and nationals
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NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

  • Provides funding and stipends for students to pursue a PhD in biomedical research in an accelerated combination program at the NIH and either Cambridge or Oxford
  • Students must demonstrate outstanding academic performance and previous laboratory experience
  • Students initiate their thesis research immediately and generally complete the PhD in 4 years
  • Limited MD/PhD training through a US medical school available for qualified candidates
  • Usual deadline: early January
  • Available to:  U.S. citizens or permanent residents
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National Institute of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • Provides up to $20,000/year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses
  • Applicants must come from disadvantaged backgrounds and be committed to biomedical, behavioral, or social science health-related research
  • Recipients must complete a 10-week summer internship at the NIH for every year of scholarship support AND must work at the NIH full-time (1 year for every year of support)
  • Usual deadline: February 1
  • Available to:  U.S. citizens and permanent residents with a 3.5 GPA or higher who demonstrate exceptional financial need as certified by Elon’s financial aid office (federal guidelines apply)
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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

  • Provides 3-year scholarships (over $30,000 annually) for students seeking a research-based master’s or doctoral degree in Mathematics, Science, or Engineering
  • Applicants are judged on their academic record, research experiences, and plan for research
  • Many types of science allowed; special opportunities for women in Engineering and Computer and Information Science
  • Usual deadline: Late October – Early November
  • Available to:  U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and nationals who have recently obtained a BA (or are graduating) and who plan to start a graduate program
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New York City Urban Fellows Program

  • Offers 25 Fellows the opportunity to work in mayoral offices and city agencies to explore current urban issues affecting public policy for nine months
  • Fellows earn $30,000 and receive health insurance
  • Applicants must be recent graduates (2012 or later for the 2014 application)
  • Usual deadline: early January
  • Available to:  those eligible to work in the U.S. for the duration of the fellowship
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Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

  • Provides funding for the academic and professional development of participants preparing to enter the foreign service
  • Encourages the applications of women, minorities, and those with financial need
  • Graduate fellowships provide up to $37,500/year for the first and second years of graduate study in fields related or applicable to foreign service
  • Chosen candidates are obligated to a minimum of 5 years of service as a Foreign Service officer
  • Usual deadline: January
  • Available to: U.S. citizens with a 3.2 or higher GPA who are planning to enter graduate school and the foreign service
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Princeton in Africa

  • Places Fellows across Africa to live and work (placements have been made in 34 different countries since 1999)
  • Placements are made in many fields, including humanitarian aid, public health, education, conservation, post-conflict resolution, and social entrepreneurship
  • Usual deadline: November
  • Available to: graduating seniors and recent alumni of any school
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Princeton in Asia

  • Places Fellows across Asia to live and work (current participating countries include Burma, Cambodia, China/Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam)
  • Placements are made in service-oriented posts in education, journalism, international development (NGOs) and business
  • Usual deadline: November
  • Available to: graduating seniors and recent alumni of any school
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Princeton in Latin America

  • Places Fellows across Latin America to live and work
  • Spanish proficiency recommended
  • Fellows are assigned to non-profits focused on development work
  • Usual deadline: November
  • Available to: graduating seniors and recent alumni of any school
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Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program

  • Provides 2 years of graduate school support, internship and professional development opportunities, and assistance entering the Foreign Service to 20 Fellows annually
  • Fellows are expected to pursue (and accept) positions as Foreign Service Officers
  • Members of underrepresented minority groups and those with financial need are encouraged to apply
  • Usual deadline: mid-January
  • Available to: U.S. citizens entering graduate school with a minimum 3.2 undergraduate GPA
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Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

  • Offers 15-20 undergraduates the opportunity to participate in a 6-week summer program that explores issues and trends in international affairs, as well as a greater understanding of career opportunities in that field
  • Participants live and attend classes at Howard University in Washington, DC
  • Usual deadline: early February
  • Available to: U.S. citizens with a minimum 3.2 undergraduate GPA who have an interest in international affairs
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Rhodes Scholarship***

  • Pays for 2 years of graduate study at Oxford University
  • Applicants must have displayed extraordinary intellectual distinction, outstanding character, and the promise of service to the world
  • May be used for any appropriate program of study at Oxford (many majors)
  • Usual deadline: early October
  • Available to: U.S. citizens, U.S. Nationals and Permanent  over the age of 18 and not yet 24 who will hold a BA before the beginning of the scholarship
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***Requires Nomination by Elon University

Rotary Global Grants

  • Provides funding for 1-4 years of coursework or research at the graduate level in a foreign country
  • Eligible fields of study are linked to 1 of 6 areas of focus supported by the Rotary Foundation (peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, economic and community development)
  • Students must apply through a local Rotary club in the area of permanent residence or full-time study
  • Usual deadline: June
  • Available to: Citizens of a country where there is a Rotary club
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Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute

  • Program offers a six-week summer session for 10 rising seniors
  • Encourages minority students and others with an interest in African-American and African Diasporan Studies to pursue graduate degrees, especially PhDs, in the humanities
  • Fellows receive a $3,000 stipend, free housing at the International House, and free meals (transportation costs for out-of-state fellows are covered)
  • Usual deadline: early April
  • Available to: U.S. students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are rising seniors
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Schwarzman Scholarship

  • Provides funding for a one-year Master’s degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing
  • Students can pursue concentrations in Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Studies
  • Schwarzman Scholars will receive a comprehensive scholarship to cover tuition and fees, room and board, travel to and from Beijing, textbooks, a Lenovo laptop and smartphone, health insurance, and a modest personal stipend
  • Usual deadline: early October
  • Available to: Rising seniors graduating in 2016 or alumni who are not yet 28
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Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

  • Provides college graduates the opportunity to serve as junior staff members at participating organizations in Washington, DC
  • Fellows are supported by a salary as they gain experience in issues of peace and security
  • Usual deadline: early October and early January (Spring and Fall selection)
  • Available to: U.S. citizens and non-citizen able to obtain a work visa; open to graduating seniors and graduate students
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Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

  • Supports women pursuing ABET-accredited graduate degrees in engineering, technology, and computer science in the U.S. and Mexico
  • Scholarships range from $1000 to $10,000 each
  • Usual deadline: February (for freshmen) or May (for sophomores through graduate students)
  • Available to: Women pursuing engineering, technology or computing graduate degrees with a 3.5 GPA or above; some scholarships within this program may require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
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Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

  • Honors and supports the graduate educations of 30 New Americans each year (defined as U.S. permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad or the children of naturalized parents)
  • Selected Fellows receive tuition and living expenses that can total up to $90,000 over 2 years
  • Students may study for any degree at any U.S. university
  • Fellows are selected entirely on merit
  • Usual deadline: November
  • Available to: New Americans (see above) under the age of 31 who are pursuing or who will be pursuing a graduate degree
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Truman Scholarship***

  • Provides recipients with over $20,000 for graduate study in the U.S. or abroad in a field related to future public service (government, education, non-profit sector, etc.)
  • Intended for students who are leaders with a commitment to public service and have potential to be agents of change
  • Applicants must have a GPA in the uppermost quartile of their class, a very strong record of public service, and articulate public policy issues well
  • Usual deadline: early February
  • Available to: U.S. citizens with junior-level standing
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***Requires Nomination by Elon University

Tylenol Scholarship

  • Provides $5,000 or $10,000 merit-based scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in health care (including medical school)
  • Usual deadline: late May
  • Available to: U.S. citizens who have completed at least one year of college and who are enrolled in a health care field
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Udall Scholarship***

  • Awards up to $7,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses
  • Sophomore and junior level college students are eligible to apply
  • Eligible applicants include students who have demonstrated commitment to a career related to the environment OR Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to a career in tribal public policy or Native American health care
  • Usual deadline: early March
  • Available to: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or nationals who are enrolled as full-time sophomores or juniors
  • More information

***Requires Nomination by Elon University

La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarship

  • Provides $250-$1000 scholarships to undergraduate and Master’s-level students of Hispanic descent
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.80
  • Program looks for student leadership and commitment to civic service
  • Usual deadline: January and September (awarded bi-annually)
  • Available to: Hispanic students residing in the U.S.
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USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship

  • Offers up to $90,000 worth of benefits over two years, including a two-year master’s degree, internships on Capitol Hill or USAID missions overseas, professional development, and support services
  • Fellows who complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers
  • Fellows may pursue a master’s degree in any area relevant to work at USAID, including international development or relations, public policy, business administration, languages, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning
  • Usual deadline: January
  • Available to: college seniors or graduates with a 3.2 (or higher) GPA interested in a career with USAID; applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial need encouraged to apply
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White House Fellows

  • Provides the opportunity to serve as a Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries other top-ranking government officials
  • Fellows are paid, full-time staff for one year (GS-14, step 3)
  • Fellows are expected to apply their experiences to their future professions and public service
  • Usual deadline: mid-January
  • Available to:  U.S. citizens who hold a BA and are working in their field; Fellows should demonstrate a record of professional achievement, evidence of leadership skills, a commitment to public service, and ability to work in a team, and a strong character
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Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships

  • Provides funding ($30,000) for a master’s degree at a partner school in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) teaching field
  • Recruits recent STEM graduates who wish to teach in their field, provides access to training that leads to certification/master’s degree, and places the new teachers in high-need secondary schools
  • Currently, teachers will be placed in Indiana, Michigan or Ohio, but students from all states are welcome to apply
  • Usual deadline: October (early decision) or January (final decision)
  • Available to:  U.S. citizens and permanent residents who majored in or have a strong professional background in a STEM field; 3.0 GPA (or higher) preferred
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Work First Foundation Fellowship

  • Provide skill-building training for individuals living on public assistance to help them find employment and achieve self-sufficiency
  • Provide classroom instruction leading classes on a variety of workforce development topics, including Computer Literacy, English as a Second Language, Soft Skills, and Financial Literacy
  • Conduct a year-long research project that culminates in a presentation to workforce development stakeholders at the end of the program
  • Usual deadline: January
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Yenching Academy of Peking University

  • Offers students a one-year Master of Arts in China Studies, including an intensive Chinese language program, at Peking University
  • Yenching Scholars receive a full tuition scholarship, accomodation in the residential college, and a stipend to cover living expenses
  • Usual deadline: October (early decision) or January (final decision)
  • Available to:  Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree and be 25 or younger at the start of the program and possess an outstanding academic record, demonstrated leadership skills, strong sense of social responsibility, and strong moral character
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