Fellowships

Students interested in discussing fellowships and looking at sample statements and proposals are encouraged to visit Lang's Academic Advising Office. Find information about specific fellowships in the list below.

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American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Early November
Website: www.amscan.org/study_scandinavia_details.html
Focus: Various
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior
  • Have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential
  • At least some ability in the language of the host country
  • Completed undergraduate education by the start of the project in Scandinavia

Amount: Up to $23,000 to fund research or study in any field in Scandinavia for up to one year. The award may be used to fund project-related costs, including maintenance, travel, tuition and fees (where applicable) and materials expenditures (e.g., books, photocopying, art supplies).
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Completed application
  • Project summary (200-word description of proposed research or study)
  • Project statement (up to 1,200 words explaining the proposed research or study in detail)
  • Three letters of reference
  • Official academic transcript
  • Curriculum vitae

American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships fund research or study in any field for which a stay of up to one year in a Scandinavian country is considered essential. Applicants must have a well-planned and detailed description of their proposed project and must contact any relevant partners in Scandinavia in advance to ensure their cooperation, if necessary.

Anna Sobol Levy Foundation Fellowships

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Early March
Website: www.annasobollevyfoundation.org/fellowshipprograms.html
Focus: Military studies, economic geography, international relations, political science, history
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior
  • Career goals in the armed services, diplomatic corps, international relations, or government
  • Under age 30

Amount: Funding to support one to two years of graduate-level study at the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Completed online application

Anna Sobol Levy Foundation Fellowships award recipients funding to cover one to two years of graduate study at the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. Applicants must have studied military studies, economic geography, international relations, political science, or history at the undergraduate level and wish to pursue a career in the armed services, diplomatic corps, international relations, or government.

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund:
Frances Sonn Nam Scholarship

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Early January 
Website: www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf_frances_sonn_nam.html
Focus: Law, public service, urban studies, politics, government affairs  
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Current full-time sophomore
  • Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
  • Plan to pursue a career in law, public service, or government affairs
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must apply for federal financial aid through the FAFSA
  • U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident

Amount: $8,000 ($4,000 a year for two years)
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Completed online application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) generated by the FAFSA

Provides an $8,000 scholarship distributed during recipients' junior and senior years for students of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity who are planning to pursue a career in law, public service, or government affairs.

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund:
NBC Universal Scholarship

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Early January
Website: www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf_nbc_universal.html
Focus: Journalism, media, communications  
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Current full-time sophomore or junior
  • Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Must apply for federal financial aid through the FAFSA
  • U.S. citizen

Amount: $2,500
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Completed online application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) generated by the FAFSA

The NBC Universal Scholarship awards a one-time $2,500 scholarship to a student of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity who is majoring in journalism or communications.

Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellowships

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Mid January
Website: ajcf.org/education-center/programs/bridge-to-history
Focus: Holocaust studies, Jewish studies, genocide studies, human rights
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior

Amount: Award covers three-week study tour of Poland in summer 2013.
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Completed online application
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Three references
  • Resume
  • Two essays

This program, for students who are interested in Jewish studies, Holocaust studies, or related fields, funds a three-week study tour of Jewish and Holocaust sites throughout Poland, plus a short orientation in New York City during the summer of 2013. The program is open only to students who have graduated with a bachelor's degree by the time the program begins.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Campus Deadline: No deadline, but sufficient time must be allowed for appropriate offices to complete portions of the application.
Final Scholarship Deadline: Early March for fall/summer/academic year; Early October for spring
Website: www.iie.org/gilman
Focus: Study abroad
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Undergraduate student
  • Pell Grant recipient
  • Accepted to an accredited study-abroad program eligible for credit at The New School
  • Studying abroad in a single country (which cannot be Cuba or any country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list) for at least four weeks
  • U.S. citizen

Amount: Up to $5,000. (Students studying a "critical needs language" while abroad are eligible for an additional $3,000.)
Endorsement: The Office of Academic Advising and the Financial Aid office must each complete a portion of the application; applicant must provide ample notice to both offices.
Application Components:

  • Completed online application (including contributions from a study-abroad advisor and a financial aid advisor)
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Two essays

The Gilman Scholarship provides Pell Grant recipients with up to $5,000 (or up to $8,000 for those studying a "critical needs language") for study-abroad tuition and fees with an accredited study-abroad provider. Students must study abroad for at least four weeks in a single country and cannot study in Cuba or any country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list.

Boren Awards for International Study: Boren Scholarship

Campus Deadline: January 11, 2013
Final Scholarship Deadline: Early February
Website: www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship
Focus: Study abroad, international affairs, foreign languages
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Undergraduate student
  • Study abroad with a program that includes a language component in a Boren-supported country and language
  • Academic and career goals that accord with Boren's emphasis on U.S. national security and/or international affairs
  • U.S. citizen

Amount: Up to $10,000 per semester or $20,000 per academic year
Endorsement: No endorsement is required, but before applying, students must contact The New School's Boren campus representative, at academicservices@newschool.edu.
Application Components:

  • Completed online application
  • Financial information
  • A statement of purpose
  • Two to three letters of reference
  • Official hard-copy transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Language self-assessment and language proficiency forms
  • Study-abroad program description

Boren Scholarships provide up to $10,000 per semester or $20,000 per academic year for study abroad in locations that are critical to U.S. interests and are underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, central and eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Students must study in a Boren-supported country, and the program must include study of a Boren-supported language. Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP); students must demonstrate how their study will contribute to U.S. national security. Boren Scholarship recipients must agree to work for at least one year in the federal government in a position with national security responsibilities, as in the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, or State, or in any part of the intelligence community within three years of graduation. 

For more information, students should contact The New School's Boren campus representative at academicservices@newschool.edu.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowships

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Mid January
Website: www.rangelprogram.org/index.cfm?session.areaid=2&contentid=672&typeid=CBRIAP92223
Focus: International affairs, related fields
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Planning to enter graduate school in fall 2013
  • U.S. citizen

Amount: Up to $35,000 to help fund a two-year master's program in international affairs or a related field
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Completed online application
  • Personal statement
  • Statement of financial need
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA application
  • GRE or GMAT scores
  • Official financial aid statement from senior year of college
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

Fellows receive up to $35,000 to help fund a two-year master's program in international affairs or a related field. Upon completion of the degree, the fellow is obligated to serve as a foreign service officer for three years. Fellows must also complete two summer internships: the first in Washington, DC, working for members of Congress and the second overseas in a U.S. embassy. 

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Early February
Website: www.rangelprogram.org/index.cfm?areaid=2&contentid=690&mcontent=y&typeid=CBRIAPSEP
Focus: International affairs
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Full-time undergraduate student
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA
  • U.S. citizen

Amount: Funds participation in the six-week Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program at Howard University in Washington, DC
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Completed online application
  • Interest statement
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The program selects 15-20 Rangel Scholars each year.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Mid November
Website: clscholarship.org
Focus: Foreign languages
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Completed at least two semesters of general college coursework by program start date
  • "Acceptable mental and physical health" (as evidenced by completion of a Medical Information Form and Physician's Statement)
  • U.S. citizen at least 18 years old
  • Certain programs have additional eligibility requirements.

Amount: Covers all costs for participants in its summer language programs, including travel to and from the program location, pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC, applicable visa fees, room, board, intensive language instruction, program-sponsored travel within the country, and all entrance fees for CLS Program cultural enhancement opportunities.
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Completed application form
  • Two reference letters (one of which must be from a person familiar with applicant's language studies if he or she is applying to a program at the advanced beginner, intermediate, or advanced level)
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers fully funded summer language institutes for U.S. university students in "critical need" languages. These languages are Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. Selected students will participate in an intensive summer program (approximately eight weeks) in a country where the language is spoken.

DAAD Scholarships

Campus Deadline: Late October
Final Scholarship Deadline: varies
Website: https://www.daad.org/page/undergradprograms/index.v3page;jsessionid=5sggj69am8r7k
Focus: Study abroad (in Germany)
Eligibility Criteria: Juniors, seniors, and graduate students
Amount: Varies
Endorsement: Endorsement is required from a faculty committee appointed through The New School. For more information, contact Henry Watkin, NSSR Admissions, 72 Fifth Avenue, room 317; 212.229.5100 x3011.
Application Components: Varies

DAAD scholarships are for students interested in studying or interning in Germany. The Study Scholarship provides funding for academic studies in Germany for ten months; the Research Grants support research projects in Germany for one to ten months. The program offers a variety of scholarships and internship programs, including the Undergrad Scholarship, which awards up to €650 per month for juniors and seniors studying abroad in Germany for a period of four to ten months (no German language knowledge required), and the Study Scholarship, which awards graduating seniors up to €750 per month for one year of independent study or two years of a full-time graduate program in Germany following graduation from an undergraduate program. The Study Scholarship also covers health insurance in Germany and provides a one-time flat-rate travel stipend. For more information, contact DAAD's New York office at 212.758.3223.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Mid November
Website: sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_047958
Focus: Research-based studies in a variety of fields
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior
  • Enrolled in or planning to enroll in a research-based graduate program leading to a PhD or ScD at a U.S. educational institution
  • Never previously earned a doctoral degree
  • Committed to a career in teaching or research at the college or university level
  • U.S. citizen or national
  • Membership in a minority group whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and long-standing (including Alaska Natives, Black/African-Americans, Mexican Americans, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders, and Puerto Ricans) is also considered.

Amount: Stipend of $20,000 per year for three years during graduate study, a $2,000 award to the institution in lieu of tuition and fees, and expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Statement of previous research
  • Essay describing proposed plan of graduate study and research and long-range career goals
  • Personal statement
  • Names and contact information of three professors who will be asked to upload a letter of recommendation

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships are awarded to approximately 20 students per year who plan to enroll in a PhD or ScD program and whose long-term career goals include teaching and/or research at the university level. Recipients may study in nearly any academic area that is research-based. Recipients receive a $20,000 stipend per year for three years while pursuing their doctoral degree. Strong preference is given to applicants who are members of a minority group whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and long-standing (including Alaska Natives, Black/African-Americans, Mexican Americans, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders, and Puerto Ricans).

Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Mid December
Website: www.beebefund.org/index.htm
Focus: Music
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior
  • Under the age of 30

Amount: $22,000 to be used by the student for travel and living expenses while pursuing music study or performance abroad
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Completed online application, including a well-planned project of study that will enhance the applicant's life in music
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Finalists must appear for a live audition in Boston on April 7, 2013.

The Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians provides fellowships for gifted young musicians, generally performers and composers in classical disciplines, who wish to pursue advanced music study and performance abroad, usually in Europe. A strong, well-planned project of study that will enhance the applicant's life in music must be proposed. Enrollment in a school or university is not required unless

Freeman-ASIA Awards

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Mid-February for summer programs; early April for fall programs; early October for spring programs
Website: www.iie.org/en/Programs/Freeman-ASIA
Focus: Study abroad
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Undergraduate student (with at least one semester left at home institution after study-abroad program)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance to participate in the proposed study-abroad program
  • Must have been accepted into an accredited study-abroad program in a country in which the applicant has little or no previous experience
  • U.S. citizen

Amount: Up to $7,000
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Completed online application
  • Financial information
  • Personal statement
  • Summary of any previous travel to Asia and background in Asian studies and languages
  • A Service Proposal outlining how the applicant plans to use study abroad to encourage and educate others in his or her community about studying abroad in Asia

Freeman-ASIA awards support undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need who plan to study abroad in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam. The study-abroad program must be at least eight weeks for a summer program or at least 12 weeks for a semester- or year-long program. Upon return from the funded study-abroad program, award recipients must submit reports on their time abroad.

Fulbright Fellowships

Campus Deadline: TBD
Final Scholarship Deadline: Early October
Website: us.fulbrightonline.org
Focus: Varies
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior or graduate student
  • Good health (completion of a medical certificate by a physician)
  • Proficiency in the local language sufficient to allow the student to communicate with local people and carry out the proposed study
  • U.S. citizen

Amount: Round-trip transportation to and from the host country; funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs, based on the cost of living in the host country; and health insurance. Other awards may also be granted on the basis of individual funding requirements.
Endorsement: Endorsement by the home institution is required; contact Jonathon White, associate dean for Student Affairs, for additional information.
Application Components:

  • Completed online application
  • Statement of grant purpose outlining the student's proposal for his or her Fulbright year
  • Personal statement
  • Foreign language forms (varies by country of proposal)
  • Three letters of reference
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • An affiliation letter from a university in the host country, if the student plans to affiliate his or her research with a university
  • Critical Language Enhancement Award Supplementary Statement, if the student wishes to apply for this supplementary award
  • Candidates in the creative and performing arts must submit examples of their work.

The Fulbright Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects. Candidates must submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a country outside the United States. During the period covered by the grant, Fulbright scholars meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, and home and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others' viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Please see details for specific countries on the Fulbright website.
For more information, email the central university coordinator of the U.S. Fulbright Program for The New School, Linda Asaro, at asarol@newschool.edu.

Fulbright-mtvU Awards

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Early March
Website: us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-mtvu-awards    
Focus: Music
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior
  • Good health (completion of a medical certificate by a physician)
  • Proficient in the local language sufficient to communicate with the people and carry out the proposed study
  • U.S. citizen

Amount: Round-trip transportation to and from the host country; funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs, based on the cost of living in the host country; and health insurance. Other awards may also be granted on the basis of individual funding requirements.
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Completed online application
  • Statement of grant purpose outlining the student's proposal for his or her Fulbright-mtvU year
  • Personal statement
  • Foreign language forms (varies by country of proposal)
  • Three letters of reference
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Document and Outreach Plan that explains how the student will communicate his or her experiences and how the project will create change in the proposed host country
  • An affiliation letter from a university in the host country, if the student plans to affiliate his or her research with a university

Fulbright-mtvU Awards, a branch of the Fulbright program, provide funding for one year to students who have graduated and who wish to study contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression or change in any foreign country in which there is an active Fulbright U.S. student program for academic and arts fields. As with the Fulbright program, applicants must propose a project, which in this case should center on research on an aspect of international musical culture; preference is given to creative projects that are conveyed in a dynamic fashion and are accompanied by a feasible plan. See the Fulbright-mtvU website for examples of past award recipients.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Early October
Website: www.gatescambridge.org
Focus: Varies
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior
  • Applying to pursue a full-time, residential course of study (such as PhD, MSc, MLitt, MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, or MBA) at Cambridge University
  • Citizen of any country other than the United Kingdom

Amount: Full cost of pursuing a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject at Cambridge University
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Students must apply both for admission to Cambridge University in the program of their choice and for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship at the same time (in one application pack).
  • GRADSAF application form
  • All academic transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Three references (two academic, one personal)
  • Some programs at Cambridge may require additional components.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship funds the full cost of full-time study for any graduate-level degree in any subject at Cambridge University. Applicants should explain why they are a good fit with Cambridge University, demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential, and have a commitment to improving the lives of others.

Goldwater Scholarships

Campus Deadline: TBD
Final Scholarship Deadline: Late January
Website: www.act.org/goldwater
Focus: Science, mathematics, environmental studies, engineering
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Current sophomore or junior
  • Full-time student
  • GPA of at least a B or equivalent
  • Major in a field in science, mathematics, or engineering (see the website for a full list of eligible majors)
  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or national

Amount: Up to $7,500 to be used toward tuition, fees, books, and room and board for one year
Endorsement: Nomination by a Goldwater faculty representative at The New School is required. For more information, contact Jonathon White, associate dean for Student Affairs.
Application Components:

  • Completed online application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • An essay discussing a particular question or problem in the student's field of study that is of interest to him or her

Goldwater Scholarships are for students majoring in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering (including environmental studies). Applicants must be nominated by their universities; for more information, contact the Academic Advising office.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowships

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Mid January for fall program;, early October for spring programs
Website: www.scoville.org
Focus: International relations, public policy, politics
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior

Amount: Each student receives $2,600 per month for six to nine months while working as a fellow at a participating organization related to peace and/or security in Washington, DC. Fellowships also provide health insurance, travel to and from Washington, DC, and $1,000 toward attendance at conferences or meetings.
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • A cover sheet with the student's background information
  • Contact information for two references
  • List of five or six participating organizations the student would like to work with
  • Explanation of how the student learned about the Scoville Fellowship
  • Full curriculum vitae
  • Personal essay
  • Policy/opinion essay
  • Official transcript
  • Two recommendation letters

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowships provide a monthly stipend plus insurance and travel expenses to students working as fellows at an organization in Washington, DC, that promotes better understanding of national security and/or peace. Previous organizations include Global Green USA, ReThink Media, Peace Action Education Fund, and Women's Action for New Directions.

Humanity in Action Fellowships

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Early January
Website: www.humanityinaction.org/programs/14-humanity-in-action-fellowship
Focus: International affairs and other fields, study abroad
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Full-time sophomore, junior, or senior  

Amount: Cost of attending the Humanity in Action Fellowship Program from May 31 to June 30, 2013 in Copenhagen, Warsaw, Lyon, Amsterdam, or Berlin, with the exception of airfare
Endorsement:  N/A
Application Components:

  • Completed application form
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • College transcript
  • Response essay
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • $35 application fee

The Humanity in Action Fellowship Program brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance as well as issues affecting different minority groups today. Each program is highly interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions, and the programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice. Programs are held from May 31 to June 30, 2013, in Copenhagen, Berlin, Amsterdam, Lyon, and Warsaw (fellows cannot select or indicate a preference for a specific location). Fellows must attend an orientation program in Washington, DC, from May 27 to May 30, 2013, and are required to complete an Action Project in their home community that reflects their Humanity in Action experience after completion of the program.

Institute for Humane Studies Fellowships

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Late January
Website: www.theihs.org/humane-studies-fellowships
Focus: Academia, journalism, education, public policy
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior
  • Enrolling full-time at an accredited graduate school and planning to pursue a career in academia

Amount: Between $2,000 and $15,000
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Three essays
  • Two to three references
  • A writing sample
  • Most recent official university transcript
  • Score reports for standardized tests taken for admission to graduate school (not required if such tests are not required for the student's particular program)

These fellowships provide a one-time monetary award to support graduate studies at any university in the United States or abroad relating to the intellectual and institutional foundations of a free society. Recipients must show a demonstrated interest in research relating to the advancement of a free society.

Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowships

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Early September
Website: www.icwa.org/FellowshipProgram.htm#Program
Focus: Global studies, writing, journalism, foreign languages
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior
  • Fluency in the language of the proposed host country
  • An interest in writing about a particular topic appropriate to the proposed host country

Amount: Full financial support allowing the student to "live and spend modestly" for two years while fully immersed in and writing about the host country
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume

Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowships fund two years of immersion abroad for recent college graduates. Fellows are responsible for producing monthly newsletters that enhance Americans' understanding of foreign countries, cultures, and trends. These fellowships are primarily writing grants and are not awarded to support work toward academic degrees, research projects, or the writing of books. Interested applicants must send a letter of interest and a resume; strong applicants will be invited to submit a full application.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Late November
Website: www.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarships/graduate-arts-award
Focus: Arts (performing arts, visual arts, creative writing)
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20
  • Demonstrated unmet financial need
  • Plan to begin first graduate degree program in the performing arts, visual arts, or creative writing by fall 2013

Amount: Up to $50,000 per year for three years
Endorsement: Nomination by a faculty representative at the home institution is required; contact Professor Zishan Ugurlu, The Arts, for additional information (ugurluz@newschooledu).
Application Components:

  • Portfolio with descriptions and a summary
  • Completed application including demographics, GPA, and other basic information
  • Financial information
  • Applicants selected as semifinalists are invited to submit additional information in Phase Two:
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Additional financial information, including applicant's and parents' tax returns and Student Aid Report from FAFSA

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award recognizes and rewards promising up-and-coming artists from lower-income backgrounds with graduate scholarships in the visual arts, performing arts, and creative writing. The awards provide up to $50,000 per year for three years for study at an accredited graduate institution in the United States or abroad. The awards provide funding for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books. The application process consists of two phases, and only selected applicants will be invited to apply for Phase Two. 

James Madison Foundation Graduate Fellowships

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Early March 
Website: http://www.jamesmadison.com
Focus: History, political science, education, social sciences
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior
  • Plan to become a teacher of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary level (grades 7-12)
  • Plan to pursue one of the following graduate degrees:
    • Master of Arts (MA) in American History or Political Science
    • Master of Teaching (MAT) with a concentration in either American Constitutional history or American government, political institutions, and political theory
    • Master of Education (MEd) or Master of Arts or Master of Science in Education, with a concentration in American history or American government, political institutions, and political theory
  • U.S. citizen or national

Amount: Up to $24,000 (to be distributed over two to three years of study)
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Completed online application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • At least two letters of reference

James Madison Fellowships are for students who plan to pursue a career teaching American history or American government at the secondary level (grades 7-12). Fellows receive up to $24,000 to be applied toward their graduate degree program. Financial need is not considered. Fellows are required to teach American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7–12 for one full year for each academic year of funding received, preferably in the state in which the Fellow was a legal resident at the time of winning the fellowship. Fellows must also attend the Foundation's Summer Institute on the Constitution in Washington, DC, after they are matriculated in the graduate program and have commenced coursework. Expenses for the Summer Institute are included in the award.

John C. Phelan General Course Scholarships for the
London School of Economics

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Late May
Website: www2.lse.ac.uk/intranet/students/moneyMatters/financialSupport/ScholarshipsLSE/UGApp/UgAppOverseas/GeneralCourse.aspx
Focus: Economics
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior
  • Accepted to the London School of Economics' General Course graduate study program

Amount: Between £12,000 and £15,000
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Completed application form
  • One academic reference
  • Personal statement
  • Financial information

Based on academic merit and financial need, these scholarships provide a one-time award of between £12,000 and £15,000 for students entering the London School of Economics' General Course graduate-level program.

Marshall Scholarships

Campus Deadline: September 7
Final Scholarship Deadline: Early October
Website: www.marshallscholarship.org
Focus: Various
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior
  • Minimum GPA of 3.7
  • Plan to study at the graduate level at an accredited university in the United Kingdom
  • U.S. citizen or national

Amount: Varies (to 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 for one to two years of study)
Endorsement: An endorsement letter from The New School is required. Contact Jonathan White, associate dean of Student Affairs, if you are interested in applying for a Marshall Scholarship.
Application Components:

  • Resume
  • List of preferred graduate programs in the United Kingdom
  • Three essays (personal statement, description of graduate program plans, and "Why the UK?")
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Selected finalists will complete an interview

Marshall Scholarships are awarded to 40 applicants annually and provide financing for most graduate-level degrees at any accredited university in the United Kingdom. Awards are granted for either one or two years; in some circumstances, grants may be extended. Applicants do not need to apply for admission at a British university before applying for the Marshall Scholarship. The Marshall Scholarship Commission arranges to place students, preferably at their first-choice university (though the first choice is not guaranteed).

Mary McNeill Scholarship

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Late May
Website: www.qub.ac.uk/schools/IrishStudiesGateway/ProspectiveStudents/MADiplomaIrishStudies/Sourcesoffunding
Focus: Irish studies
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior
  • Accepted to the one-year Irish Studies MA program at Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • U.S. or Canadian citizen

Amount: £3,000
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Completed application
  • Two or three essay questions

This one-time award of £3,000 can be applied to the one-year Master's degree in Irish Studies at Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Applicants must already be accepted to and planning on completing the Irish studies MA degree.

Mitchell Scholarships

Campus Deadline: TBD
Final Scholarship Deadline: Late September
Website: www.us-irelandalliance.org/scholarships.html
Focus: Various
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior
  • Graduate with a bachelor's degree prior to commencing graduate study in Ireland
  • U.S. citizen
  • Between 18 and 30 years of age

Amount: Varies (to cover tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend for graduate study)
Endorsement: An endorsement letter from The New School is required. Contact Jonathan White, associate dean of Student Affairs, if you are interested in applying for a Mitchell Scholarship.
Application Components:

  • Completed online application
  • Passport photo
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, scanned into one document
  • Contact information for four recommenders
  • Institutional endorsement from your home university
  • Personal statement
  • List of preferred Irish universities and fields of study
  • List of awards, achievements, community service, etc.
  • Those selected as semifinalists will complete a Skype interview.

The U.S.-Ireland Alliance offers up to 12 Mitchell Scholarships, covering tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend for American students to study at the graduate level at one of ten universities in Ireland.

Morris Udall Scholarships

Campus Deadline: TBD
Final Scholarship Deadline: Early March
Website: www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/MKUScholarship.aspx
Focus: Environmental studies, Native American/Alaska Native tribal public policy, public health, economics, urban studies, education
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Full-time sophomore or junior
  • Native American or Alaskan Native heritage (only for those pursuing careers in tribal public policy or health care; not a requirement for those pursuing environment-related careers)
  • GPA of at least a B average or the equivalent
  • U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident

Amount: Up to $5,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses, plus a four-day Udall Scholars Orientation in Arizona (including travel costs)
Endorsement: Nomination by the home university is required. Contact Jonathon White, associate dean for Student Affairs, if you wish to apply for a Udall Scholarship.
Application Components:

  • Completed online application
  • Essay on a speech, legislative act, book, or public policy statement by either Morris K. Udall or Stewart L. Udall and its impact on your interests and goals
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Nomination by home university
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

Udall Scholarships award up to $5,000 to sophomores and juniors committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. Students who have demonstrated a commitment to careers related to the environment (including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and related fields) do not need to be Native American or Alaskan Native. Students who have demonstrated a commitment to careers related to tribal public policy or Native health care do need to have Native American or Alaskan Native heritage.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Mid November
Website: www.nsfgrfp.org
Focus: Psychology, social sciences, science, engineering, mathematics, environmental studies
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior
  • Graduate with a bachelor's degree prior to commencement of graduate study in fall 2013
  • U.S. citizen

Amount: A three-year annual stipend of $30,000 along with a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance for tuition and fees, 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. Fellows are exempt from paying any tuition and fees to the graduate institution that are not covered by the $12,000 cost-of-education allowance.
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Completed online application
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Three reference letters
  • Personal essays, including a description of proposed research

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships provide a stipend and a cost-of-education allowance to students pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in particular science, technology, mathematics, and engineering fields, including psychology and social sciences.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Campus Deadline:  N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Early November
Website: www.pdsoros.org
Focus: Various
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior
  • Permanent resident or naturalized citizen who was born abroad or is the child of naturalized citizen parents
  • Less than 31 years of age

Amount: Full financial support to pursue a graduate-level degree in any subject at any accredited university in the United States for up to two years.
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Completed online application, including identification of the graduate program(s) for which you seek support is sought
  • Resume
  • All transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Essays
  • Letters of recommendation

Founded by immigrants to the United States, this fellowship supports graduate-level study for students who are permanent residents or naturalized citizens, or who are the child of parents who were born abroad, at least one of whom is a naturalized citizen. The award provides full support for up to two years of graduate-level study in any field at any accredited university in the United States.

Point Foundation Scholarships

Campus Deadline:  N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Early January
Website: www.pointfoundation.org/page.aspx?pid=378
Focus: Various
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student
  • Identify as LGBTQ
  • Financial need is considered

Amount: Varies (average $13,600 for one academic year)
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Completed online application
  • Standardized test scores, if required by your university
  • Two personal essays
  • Semifinalists will be asked to submit supplemental information (two or three letters of recommendation, transcripts, verification of test scores, resume, financial aid information, and two additional essays); finalists will be invited to interview in San Francisco.

Point Scholarships are designed to help promising LGBTQ students achieve their full academic and leadership potential despite obstacles. Scholars must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership skills, community involvement, and financial need. Attention will also be paid to students who have lost the financial and social support of their families and/or communities as a result of revealing their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Point Scholars must agree to maintain a high level of academic performance and to give back to the LGBTQ community through the completion of an individual community service project each year.

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA)

Campus Deadline:  N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Early November
Website: http://www.ppiaprogram.org/programs/
Focus: Public Policy, Public Administration, Global Studies, Politics
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Junior or senior standing with an expected graduation date of no later than August 2014
  • U.S. citizen
  • Must be committed to pursuing a master's degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA consortium schools (see website for list)
  • Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public service, such as government, nonprofits, humanitarian and international organizations and related programs.

Amount: Award funds participation in the Junior Summer Institute plus at least $5,000 for graduate school.
Endorsement:  N/A
Application Components:

  • Completed online application
  • Financial information
  • Two references
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • List of Junior Summer Institutes ranked by preference

The Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program prepares undergraduates to be competitive candidates for degree programs in the fields of public policy, public administration, international affairs, and related fields. Fellows will attend a Junior Summer Institute (JSI) at Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton, the University of Michigan, or the University of California, Berkeley, during the summer of 2013. Students who participate in the JSI and who attend graduate school at one of the PPIA's consortium schools (see website for full list) receive a scholarship of at least $5,000 for their graduate education.

Rhodes Scholarships

Campus Deadline:  TBD
Final Scholarship Deadline: Early October 2014
Website: www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk
Focus: Various
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior
  • Academic standing sufficiently high to ensure admission to Oxford and to ensure completion of a bachelor's degree
  • Age between 18 to 28
  • U.S. citizen

Amount: Full financial support to pursue a graduate-level degree (or degrees) at the University of Oxford for two to three years of study, including all university fees and tuition, a personal stipend (£13,000 for 2012-2013), health insurance, and airfare for one round trip to Oxford.
Endorsement: Contact Jonathon White, associate dean for Student Affairs, for additional information if intending to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship.
Application Components:

  • Transcripts from all universities attended
  • Curriculum vitae/resume or list of principal activities
  • Personal statement (which includes a clear statement of what the applicant wishes to study at Oxford and why)
  • Five to eight letters of reference
  • Endorsement from home university
  • Photograph
  • Evidence of age

Rhodes Scholarships are prestigious full-cost scholarships to study at the graduate level at the University of Oxford in England. Rhodes Scholars are chosen based on outstanding scholarly achievement, potential for leadership, character, and commitment to others and the common good. Financial need is not considered.

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: MId January
Website: www.nationalgridus.com/huntington.asp
Focus: Public service
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior
  • Graduating from a college or university in the United States

Amount: $10,000
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Completed application (online or hard copy)
  • A 100-word summary of project proposal
  • A full description of proposal (1,000 words)
  • Budget information for proposal
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Resume

Award recipients receive $10,000 to help them pursue a one-year public service project anywhere in the world after graduation from college. Applicants who propose to dedicate the majority of the funds directly to their project (instead of personal expenses) are given preference. Examples of recent successful proposals include improving access to sanitation in Bangladesh and conducting after-school dance sessions for immigrant students in New York City.

Scotland Saltire Scholarships

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Late May
Website: www.talentscotland.com/Students/Study/Scholarships/Saltire-Scholarships.aspx
Focus: Various
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior
  • Citizen of the United States, Canada, China, or India
  • Have been accepted to a Scottish university for graduate-level study or have a conditional offer of acceptance

Amount: £2000 toward tuition and fees for graduate-level study at any university in Scotland
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Complete the registration form on the scholarship website to be informed of application components

Scotland Saltire Scholarships provide a one-time scholarship of £2000 to be applied to tuition and fees for graduate-level study at any university in Scotland. Applicants must already have been accepted at a Scottish university or have a conditional offer of acceptance before applying for this scholarship.

Thomas F. Pickering Foreign Affairs Undergraduate Fellowships

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Late January
Website: www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/foreign_affairs/pickering_undergrad/index.php
Focus: International affairs, foreign service, politics
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Junior standing
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA (which must be maintained throughout participation in the fellowship)
  • Commitment to studying at the graduate level
  • U.S. citizen

Amount: Up to $40,000 per academic year for the recipient's senior year of undergraduate study and first year of graduate study
Endorsement: N/A
Application Components:

  • Completed online application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Certification of U.S. citizenship
  • Official or unofficial copy of SAT or ACT scores
  • Financial aid letter and copy of Student Aid Report (SAR)

Students must be committed to studying international affairs or related subjects at the graduate level and are obligated to serve as foreign service officers for a minimum of three years after receiving their graduate degree. Fellows receive up to $40,000 per academic year for their senior year of college and first year of graduate school. They also receive placement in two summer internships and stipends during those internships: in Washington DC, at the Department of State during the first summer and overseas at a U.S. embassy during the second summer of the award.

Truman Scholarships

Campus Deadline:  TBD
Final Scholarship Deadline: Early February
Website: truman.gov
Focus: Public administration, public health, politics, education, international affairs, law
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Full-time junior (or senior-level standing in third year of college enrollment)
  • Desire to work in government, education, the nonprofit sector, or the public interest/advocacy sector
  • Academic standing in the upper quarter of the class
  • Commitment to working in public service for three years after completion of graduate degree
  • Desire to pursue a master's, doctorate, or professional degree such as a Master of Public Administration, Public Health, Social Work, Education, Public Policy, or International Affairs or a law degree.
  • U.S. citizen

Amount: Up to $30,000 in support for graduate studies toward a public service-related degree and the opportunity to participate in other programs exclusive to Truman Scholars
Endorsement: Nomination by the home university is required; contact Jonathon White, associate dean for Student Affairs, if you wish to apply for a Truman Scholarship.
Application Components:

  • Completed online application, including personal essays
  • Letters of reference
  • Policy proposal

Truman Scholarships are awarded during a student's junior year of college (or third year if a student has senior-level standing) for up to $30,000 toward graduate-level study in a degree related to a career in government, education, the nonprofit sector, or the public interest/advocacy sector. Award recipients must commit to working in public service for at least three years within seven years after completing the Truman Scholarship–supported graduate program. Fellows have the opportunity to participate in other programs such as Truman Scholars Leadership Week, the Summer Institute, and the Truman Fellows Program.

William Jefferson Clinton Scholarships

Campus Deadline: N/A
Final Scholarship Deadline: Mid February (summer); Mid April (fall);Mid October (spring)
Website: www.aud.edu/admissions/scholars_clinton.asp
Focus: Study abroad, Middle Eastern studies, Islamic studies
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Full-time undergraduate (must have completed at least one full year of studies before semester abroad begins)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • U.S. citizen

Amount: A full waiver of tuition for one term at American University in Dubai (AUD); dormitory housing in a shared room
Endorsement: Endorsement is not required, but the application must include a written statement from an advisor affirming that the applicant is eligible to study abroad and to have credits earned at AUD count toward their degree.
Application Components:

  • Completed online application
  • Personal statement
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official undergraduate transcript
  • Resume indicating work and leadership experience
  • Written approval from advisor (see "Endorsement," above)
  • Signed waiver
  • Disclosure of Educational Records form
  • Reservation and Enrollment Agreement form
  • One photograph
  • Health History form
  • Finalists will be invited to participate in a telephone interview with an AUD representative.

The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship is awarded to ten students per semester who wish to study abroad at American University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and who demonstrate an interest in being exposed to Middle Eastern and Islamic cultures for the first time. The award covers tuition and housing for one semester; all other expenses, including airfare, food, books, and extracurricular activities, are the responsibility of the applicant.

 
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