Available Scholarships and Internships for Current Seniors
AT&T Labs Fellowship
Nicole Scholtz, '08, was awarded this scholarship for graduate study.
Awards for Study in Scandinavia
Applications for Awards for Study in Scandinavia are available from The American-Scandinavian Foundation, 725 Park Avenue, NY, NY 10021, 212-897-9779, FAX 212-249-3444, and are due November 1st. Senior/US citizen. http://www.amscan.org
Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program
For more information, visit http://www.kff.org/minorityhealth/bjscholars/#
Carnegie Jr. Fellows Program
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program
Clinton Global Initiatives University
Lingyi Sun, ’12, attended the 2009 CGI U in Austin Texas.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
Critical Language Scholarships
Davis Jackson Scholarship
Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF)
Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowhip
The Dept. of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship includes 12 weeks of research experience at either Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Los Alamos National Lab or Sandia National Laboratories. It is open to graduating seniors. Must be pursuing a Ph.D. in physics, nuclear science or properties of materials Under Extreme Conditions and Hydrodynamics. Renewable up to four years. $32,400 yearly stipend, etc. Apply online at http://www.krellinst.org/ssgf
Deadline: January 2013
DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowships
Environmental Law Institute Research Intern
Ford Foundation Fellowship Program
French Government Teaching Assistantships
Recent Fulbright winners: 2012: Chelsea McGill (Bangladesh), Marissa Ortiz (Czech Republic), Laura Pippenger '06, alternate (Malaysia); 2011: Sean Beebe (France), Callan Hetterich (Colombia), Zachary Nixon (Germany), Peter Zambon (Germany), Jessica Trumbull, alternate (Germany and Austria); 2010: Courtney Cobb (Ireland), Nora Deeg (Spain), Leah Ewing (Austria), Betsy Fisher (Jordan), Jane-Coleman Harbison (Canada), Kim Lewis (Ecuador), Michael Shirar (Austria), Thomas Simeone (Austria), Teresa Young (Argentina); 2009: Elyse Akhbari (Malaysia), Megan Ansbro (Austria), Beza Ayalew (Canada), Liz Cummings (France), Sadie Orlowski (Germany); 2008: Christine Durkin (Germany), Rachel Grotheer (France), Stephen Julka (Germany), Alyssa Landry (France), Joseph Razo, alternate (Brazil), Karen Siklosi '06 (Ireland), Erik Walker (Austria); 2007: Stefanie Davis '01 (Austria), Kimberly Freeman (Germany), Anna Moffett '05 (Indonesia), Alison Nitszche, alternate (South Africa); Elizabeth Scharf (Austria), Ben Webster (Germany); 2006: Julianne McCall (Sweden), Mary Ann Miller Bates (Switzerland), Curtis Plowgian (France), Ross Rikkers (Austria); 2005: Jill Boo (Germany), Megan Carlson (Austria), Brendan Heater (France), Gratia Trahan (France); 2004: Anna Beck (Austria), William Evans (Austria), Jessica Kilgore (France); 2003: Joseph Halaas (France), Michelle Shipman (France), Stefanie Davis, alternate (Austria); 2002: Laura Moon (Germany), Matthew Ridout (Austria), Amanda Heintz, alternate (Macau/Hong Kong); 2001: Ben Chambers (Austria), Mary Ann T. Davis, alternate (Morocco), Shannon Kishel (Ecuador); 2000: Karen Sibley (Austria), Amy Weigel (Germany); 1999: Rebecca Hudson (Germany), Melissa Baum (Germany), Greg Milliken, alternate (Canada); 1998: Claudia Foster (Germany), Henry "Chip" Menninger (France); 1997: Kristy Edwards (France), Brian Stone '95 (United Kingdom); 1996: Chris Timura (United Kingdom), Derek Matson (France); 1995: Jon Gibson (France); 1994: Sheridan Johns (Germany), Beth Krieder (Germany), Chris Iven, alternate (Germany); 1993: Tanya Harman (Japan); 1992: Amanda Landon (Germany), Alex Merrow, alternate (Germany), Jason Miller, alternate (Germany)
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is similar to the Rhodes and Marshall, except the age limit is 30 and it is used at Cambridge University in England only. Please check the web site for specifics about eligibility and the application process. Deadlines vary according to program. For more information, visit http://www.gatesscholar.org.
Campus Deadline: September 5, 2012
George J. Mitchell Scholarship
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
For additional information and application procedure, go to http://www.daad.org .
German Chancellor Scholarship
Since 1990, the AvH ,with funds made available by the German Federal Foreign Office, has awarded 10 German Chancellor Scholarships annually to prospective leaders from the U.S.A. (under 35 years of age) in the academic, economic and political fields, enabling them to carry out projects of their own choice in Germany. During one-year stays, scholars are also given the opportunity to gain an insight into the social, cultural, economic and political situation in Germany.
German Chancellor Scholars also take part in a four-week introductory seminar in Bonn and Berlin in September, a fact-finding tour of Germany and a final meeting in Bonn.
In addition to the scholarship, the Foundation bears the costs for preparatory German language tuition and an intensive course of several weeks in Bonn.
For additional information and application procedure, go to http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/home.html.
International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS)
Would you like to work at the German Parliament?
The German Bundestag invites you, in cooperation with the Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin, to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to spend five months in Berlin. The IPS program is aimed at highly qualified young men and women who are interested in politics and who wish to play an active and responsible role in shaping the democratic future of their country. The German Bundestag, the German Parliament, offers young people the opportunity to get to know the German parliamentary system and political decision-making processes and to gain practical experience of parliamentary work during a 15-week work placement with a Member of the Bundestag. The scholarship-winners are chosen by the German Bundestag's independent selection panel.
* University degree
* Very good knowledge of German
* Under the age of 30 at the start of the scholarship
* 450 euros per month
* Free accommodation
* Insurance and travel expenses
James Madison Fellowship
The James Madison Fellowship is for students planning to teach secondary school in the fields of American History, American Government, or Social Studies, and is geared for students undertaking graduate study of the American Constitution. It offers support for two years up to a maximum of $24,000, prorated over the period of study. Senior/US citizen/US national/upper one-third of class. www.jamesmadison.com
Deadline: March 1, 2013
Campus Deadline: January 15, 2013
JASSO Scholarship (Japan)
This scholarship is available for qualified international students accepted by Japanese universities or graduate schools under the student exchange agreement on a short-term basis from about three months to one year. http://www.jasso.go.jp/scholarship/short_term_e.html
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
National Science Foundation Fellowship
Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program
The Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP), provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.
The goals of the NREIP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.
NREIP provides competitive research internships to approximately 230 college students (175 undergraduate students and 55 graduate students) each year. Participating students typically spend ten weeks during the summer doing research at approximately 12 DoN laboratories. To participate, a student must be enrolled at an eligible college/university (comprising approximately 160 institutions; eligibility is determined by the Office of Naval Research) and have completed at least their sophomore year before beginning the internship.
Deadline: January 2013
For additional information and application procedure, go to www.asee.org/nreip
NIH/Cambridge Health Sciences Scholarship
The National Institutes of Health-University of Cambridge Health Science Scholars Program is a special interdisciplinary program committed to scholarship in the training of exceptional students in various areas of basic biomedical research or clinical research leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree awarded by the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Being a collaborative program between the NIH laboratories and University of Cambridge, students carry out research at both institutions. Students will have the opportunity to be co-mentored by outstanding research investigators at NIH and at the University of Cambridge who work together on a collaborative project that can fall into any area of biomedical research. It is envisioned that students will spend roughly half of their time at Cambridge and half their time at NIH, though the specific division of time will be dictated by the research project. At present, there is no formal coursework required as part of the degree requirements from the University of Cambridge. The program is based on the British system in which students perform doctoral research without formal courses other than one's taken for their own interest. Students will be selected for the program based on academic excellence, sophistication of their scientific background, and a commitment to research. Eligible students will have already completed basic course work in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Laboratory research experience is valued. Once admitted, if students are deficient in background in a fundamental science area, arrangements will be made to allow them to take coursework to ensure that they have sufficient science background to take advantage of the research training. Courses and tutorials taught at both institutions are available for needed science courses. The University of Cambridge is one of the world's most prestigious universities and has been home to the research activities of numerous Nobel laureates and other acclaimed scientists in many areas of biomedical research. While at the University of Cambridge students will stay in one of the Cambridge Colleges and be immersed in Cambridge student community life. While at NIH, graduate students are immersed in a rich scientific environment in which more than 1200 investigators and 3600 postdoctoral fellows do basic, clinical, and translational research in unparalled facilities. The NIH is the world's premier biomedical research location. Students in the NIH-University of Cambridge program have a wide variety of fields for choice of a dissertation topic. Students awarded a National Institutes of Health-University of Cambridge Health Science Scholarship will receive support for a stipend, fees, and medical insurance during the course of their study. Up to six new students are brought into the program each year.
Deadline: January 2, 2013
Campus Deadline: November 5, 2012
NIH/Oxford BioMedical Research Scholarship
The National Institutes of Health-University of Oxford Scholars in Biomedical Sciences interdisciplinary program is specially devoted to the training of outstanding students in various areas of biomedical research leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree awarded by the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Being a collaborative program between the NIH laboratories and University of Oxford, students are provided with the opportunity to work at both institutions. Student research projects will be co-mentored by a research investigator at NIH and a faculty member at University of Oxford who work together on a collaborative project in which students carry out research. It is envisioned that students will spend roughly half of their time at Oxford and half their time at NIH, though the specific division of time will be dictated by the nature of the research. At present, there is no formal coursework required as part of the degree requirements from the University of Oxford. The program is based on the British system in which students perform doctoral research without formal courses other than one's taken for their own interest. Students selected for the program have a sophisticated scientific background and have already completed basic course work in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Laboratory research experience is valued. Once admitted, if students are deficient in background in a fundamental science area, arrangements will be made to allow them to take coursework to ensure that they have sufficient science background to take advantage of the research training. Courses and tutorials taught at both institutions are available for needed science courses.
The University of Oxford is one of the world's most prestigious universities and the training institution of Rhodes Scholars. While at the University of Oxford students will stay in one of the Oxford Colleges and be immersed in Oxford student community life. While at NIH, graduate students are immersed in a rich scientific environment in which more than 1200 investigators and 3600 postdoctoral fellows do basic, clinical, and translational research in unparalled facilities. The NIH is the world's premier biomedical research location. Students in the NIH-Oxford program have a wide variety of fields for choice of a dissertation topic.
Students in the National Institutes of Health-University of Oxford program receive support for a stipend, fees, and medical insurance during the course of their study. Up to six new students are brought into the program each year.
Deadline: January 2, 2013
Campus deadline: November 5, 2012
For additional information and application procedure, go to http://oxcam.gpp.nih.gov/prospectiveStudents/histScholarProg.asp
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provide opportunities for continuing generations of New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. Eligible seniors may apply for grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States; thirty are awarded each year. A New American is an individual who (1) is a resident alien; i.e. holds a Green Card (must have more than one year of IRS filings), or (2) has been naturalized as a US Citizen, or (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.
Deadline: November 9, 2012
Campus Deadline: September 5, 2012
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department, or on interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. A partnership with the Department of Defense supports REU Sites in DoD-relevant research areas. (2) REU Supplements may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects or may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements.
Deadlines vary with the research program. Contact the cognizant program officer for the award or proposal that would be supplemented.
The Rhodes Scholarship requires a minimum GPA of 3.7 and is interested in students who show outstanding intellectual promise, leadership abilities, and a clear sense of direction (another good reason to start the essay portions of the application early!). Rhodes recipients attend an Oxford college in England, but you need to research which college and program to puruse. Senior/US citizen. http://www.rhodesscholar.org
Deadline: October 3, 2012
Campus Deadline: September 5, 2012
Recent Rhodes State/Regional Finalists: Elaine Binkley, '07, Tamara Carty, '03, Ed Knotek, '00, Michael Plowgian, '99, Jeff Lawlis, '95, and Brian Stone, '95.
Roothbert Fund Scholarship Program
Rotary International Scholarship
The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship program will end in 2013. Beginning in 2013-14, The Foundation will offer scholarship opportunities through district and global grants. This new grant structure gives Rotarians greater flexibility in sponsoring the next generation of leaders. Please consult the web site at http://www.rotary.org/en/studentsandyouth/educationalprograms/ambassadorialscholarships/pages/ridefault.aspx or contact Perry Robinson (Admissions) at x6624 for additional information. Daniel Meyer, '94, was a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar.
Scholarships for Graduate Study in Scotland
Applications for Scholarships for Graduate Study in Scotland are available from St. Andrew's Society of New York, 71 W. 23rd St., NY, NY 10010-4102, 212-807-1730. Senior with some Scottish descent. Only one applicant per institution. Please contact Dr. Krone or Dr. Pletcher before applying.
Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation Defense Scholarship Program
Student Conservation Association Environmental Internships
SCA offers internships in over 50 disciplines throughout the US. If you are 18 or older and want to make a difference, serving with SCA offers many benefits to you and the world. Conversation Internships are 3-12 month expense-paid opportunities to preserve environmental and cultural resources.
More information: http://www.thesca.org/coservation_internships/
Teach English in Taiwan
International Avenue Consulting is proud to announce the Taiwan Ministry of Education pulbic School English Teacher Program, recruiting foreign professionals for elementary, middle and high schools around the island. Applicants must hold a bachelors degree and be from a country recognized as "native English-speaking" (US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa).
For additional information and application procedure, go to http://www.iacc.com.tw/
ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship
ThinkSwiss offers scholarships for a research stay in Switzerland. It supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2 to 3 months. The scholarship is open to students of all fields.
- Be currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. university/college
- Be a graduate student or an undergraduate student who will have completed your sophomore year by the time the research stay in Switzerland begins
- Provide a written confirmation from a professor at a Swiss university that he/she will accept you for a research stay in his/her group
The ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship program provides a monthly scholarship of CHF 1,050 (approx. USD 1,000) for a period of 2 to 3 months (CHF 3,150 maximum), which covers two thirds of the average student’s living costs. By accepting this scholarship, you agree to participate in a blog to share your experiences during your research stay in Switzerland. After your return to the U.S. you also agree to carry out at least one activity as student “ambassador” to promote Swiss research. Half of the scholarship will be paid at the beginning and half at the end of your research stay, after your final report has been received.
This program does not provide health, accident or liability insurance. Applicants must make sure that they have insurance coverage applicable for their stay in Switzerland.
While German, French or Italian language skills are not required for the research stay in Switzerland, knowledge of any of these languages would be helpful in daily life. The working language will generally be English.
Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
The goal of The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility requirements: U S citizens with an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (this must be maintained throughout participation in the program). At the time of application, candidates must be seeking admission to graduate school for the following academic year. Winners are expected to enroll in a two-year, full-time master's degree program in either public policy, international affairs, or public administration, or in an academic field such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages (U.S. graduate institutions only).
The 2012 Fellowships offer financial support of up to $40,000 annually for actual expenses during the first and second years of graduate school. This funding is to help cover tuition costs first then room and board, books, mandatory fees and one round- trip ticket per academic year between the Fellow’s residence and the academic institution, pending availability of funds.
The application for 2013 will be available in September, 2012.
For more information, go to http://www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/foreign_affairs/pickering_grad/index.php
U.S. Department of Energy Summer Research
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, a major research center, is pleased to announce opportunities for college and university undergraduate students to participate in the Laboratory's ongoing research programs. In addition to such opportunities, the U.S. Department of Energy is directly sponsoring research participation at other DOE facilities. At Argonne, college/university students may obtain research experience through the Department of Energy's Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program or the Student Research Participation Program. To apply for the program at Argonne or another DOE Laboratory, you must submit an application at the Department of Energy web site for this undergraduate program. If you need assistance with the DOE application, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the Argonne Student Research Participation Program, apply only through the Argonne Division of Educational Programs at http://www.dep.anl.gov/catalog/application.html. These programs extend for a ten week period which begins on May 31, 2012 and runs through August 5, 2012. There is limited flexibility in the appointment period. In addition to their research activities, participants attend a series of seminars and tours dealing with current topics in science and engineering.
Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program
The Whitaker International Program is a competitive grant that is targeted at sending emerging leaders in the field of biomedical engineering overseas to increase international collaboration in the field. The grant is awarded based on an activity/project proposal that is relevant to biomedical engineering. Grantees have gone overseas to work on a wide range of activities, from pursuing Bioscience Enterprise coursework to modeling blood flow through the heart to developing prosthetics for amputees.
• Eligibility - We will now accept applications for Whitaker Fellowships from those applicants who demonstrate a dedication to the field in their academic body of work, even if the home institution does not offer a biomedical engineering degree. This change applies only to graduating seniors and those without any academic work beyond a bachelor's degree.
Visit http://www.whitaker.org for more information.
William Randolph Hearst Fellowship for Minority Students
The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, a grantmaking program of the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with the Fund. Through this program, the Fund seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.
For additional information and application procedure, go to http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy/leadership-initiatives/hearst
Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. For a complete list of countries, see the website.
Boren Fellows represent a variety of academic and professional disciplines, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Swahili. Check the web site for a complete list of languages.
Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.
Deadline: January 31, 2013
Campus deadline: November 5, 2012
For more information, see http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship