Scholarships & Awards

This scholarship provides funding for a STEM student to work in a lab over the summer at premier research university. The universities students can choose from are: California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Harvard University, MIT, National Institutes of Health, Stanford, UC-Berkley, UCLA, UC-San Francisco, and Washington University in St. Louis.

The PPIA Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship Program is a rigorous academic graduate level preparation program for undergraduate juniors committed to public service careers. The program was started to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions, and international organizations. The purpose of the JSI Fellowship is to prepare students to obtain a Master’s or joint degree, in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field.

Humanity in Action Fellowship: Brings together international groups of Fellows for a monthlong
educational program on human rights, pluralism, and democracy in one of their program
cities. Fellows will complete a community project in their program city. Fully-funded



The fellowship trains and inspires new leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty in the US. Fellows gain vital first-hand experience through placements with community-based organizations across the country as well as policy-focused organizations in Washington DC.

The Pickering Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to promote positive change in the world. Upon successful completion of a two-year master's degree program and fulfillment of Foreign Service entry requirements, fellows have to opportunity to work as Foreign Service Officers in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, serving in Washington DC and at a US embassy, consulate, or diplomatic mission around the globe.

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program recruits and prepares the nation's best and brightest recent graduates and career changers with STEM backgrounds to teach in middle and high school science and math.

Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

The Yenching Academy of Peking University offers a Master's degree in China Studies.  This specially designed, English-taught program admits approximately 125 students per year from around the world, and aims to push the study of China beyond the boundaries to traditionally defined Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines.

Provides funding for Master's degrees and certificates in the areas of global peace and development.  Must contact the local Rotary representative, Dr. Butler Cain  The Office of Premier Awards can also provide application support as well.

For exceptional sophomores or juniors seeking to pursue research in the STEM disciplines. Students must desire to work and research in academia in a STEM field.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study and intern destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. Over 2,700 scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study or intern abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000 for fall and spring programs, and $3,000 for summer programs.

The Boren Scholarship provides up to $20,000 of funding for a student to study abroad and take classes in a foreign language important to national security. Upon graduation, Boren scholars must work in the federal government in a department critical to national security broadly defined.

With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State. 10 weeks of intensive language study during the summer in a country in which the language is spoken. Can be used the summer following senior year. Graduate students also eligible.

These scholarships aim to provide highly qualified students in the fields of fine art, design, film, music, choreography and architecture with an opportunity to complete a program of additional studies, with or without earning a formal degree, at a German institute of higher education.

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

These summer programmes provide the opportunity for US undergraduates to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer programme. Participants will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic programme at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills. The Summer Institutes will cover the majority of participant costs. Must have a minimum 3.7 GPA, be a US citizen, have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the Institute, and have little or no study or travel outside the US.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will 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, 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. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. More information is available at

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) was established to address the need for an independent study abroad scholarship provider. FEA is expanding access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships of up to $10,000.

Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

Provides $30,000 to pursue a graduate degree for a career in public service.

Venture for America is a two-year fellowship program for recent grads who want to work at a startup and create jobs in American cities. Fellowship contains a Training Camp, the chance to apply for jobs with VFA's company network, as well as work for two years in a variety of American cities (Baltimore, Birmingham, Charlotte, Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, St. Louis, Tulsa).

The Summer Research--Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) encourages students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the social sciences, humanities, sciences, and engineering to pursue research careers in the academic, public, and private sectors. The SR-EIP provides undergraduates with training and mentoring in the principles underlying the conduct of research, and prepares them to pursue competitive applications to graduate school.

Provides funding to high achieving students to pursue a graduate degree at any institution in the United Kingdom.

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service.

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 may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. (2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects.

The Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. When they return home, Volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences—and a global outlook—that enriches the lives of those around them. Typically requires two years of postgraduate service abroad working on economic, environmental, community development, and education initiatives, among others. Benefits include travel to and from country of service, a monthly living and housing allowance, and full medical and dental coverage.

Provides full funding for an exceptionally high achieving student to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Provides up to $7,000 to sophomores and juniors who are invested in either Native American self-governance or the environment.