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Seniors are eligible for many esteemed fellowships and scholarships, whether you are considering a gap year opportunity or continuing with your studies in graduate or professional school. Please review the awards listed below, and let the Office of Fellowships know as early as possible if you plan on applying for one. Also, review the "Graduate Students" page for awards available to prospective graduate students.

Opportunities in Public Service/Human Rights

Echoing Green Fellowship: The Echoing Green Fellowship offers seed-stage funding and support to emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change. Fellows receive up to $90,000, participate in leadership development gatherings, and have access to the network of Echoing Green Fellows and partners. Echoing Green manages three distinct programs: the Global Fellowship, the Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship, and the Climate Fellowship.
The deadline for these awards is October.

Samuel Huntington Fellowship: The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world, before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.
The deadline for this award is January.

*Carnegie Junior Fellows Program: Each year, through the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. James C. Gaither Junior Fellows work as research assistants to Carnegie’s senior scholars.
The deadline for this award is January 15.

New York City Urban Fellows Program: The Urban Fellows Program, sponsored by The City of New York and administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), is a nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with an intensive seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. It includes a stipend of $30,000 and health insurance coverage.
The deadline for this award is January 15.

Pan Am Flight 103 Legacy Award: This award is available to current seniors and graduates of U.S. colleges and universities who are planning careers in areas related to national security and terrorism prevention. Students requesting financial support will be asked to submit an application explaining what they are doing to meet the goals of improving national security and preventing terrorism.
The deadline for this award is February.

USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship: The Payne Fellowship seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). It provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities.
The deadline for this award is January.

*Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship: The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. Recipients are supported through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service. 
The deadline for this award is September.

*Humanity in Action Fellowship: The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. Students will spend approximately four weeks abroad during the summer months.
The deadline for this award is January.

FireScienceOnline: This site is a useful resource for discovering various careers in public service, and includes a list of public service internship opportunities.
Deadlines vary.

 Opportunities in Study Abroad

*Rhodes Scholarship: The Rhodes Scholarship provides funding for students to pursue a graduate degree at the University of Oxford in the UK. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.
The campus deadline for this award is August.
The national deadline for this award is October.

*Marshall Scholarship: The Marshall Scholarship finances young Americans of high ability to study for a postgraduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at a UK institution in any field of study.
The campus deadline for this award is August.
The national deadline for this award is October.

*Mitchell Scholarship: The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, accomodation, a stipend for living expenses, and travel funds for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in the Republic of Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: scholarship, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service.
The campus deadline for this award is August.
The national deadline for this award is September.

*Gates-Cambridge: Gates-Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
The deadlines for this award are October (Round 1) and December (Round 2).

Skoll Scholarship: The Skoll provides full funding and a living stipend to complete a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Oxford. It is intended for those who have started a social venture/initiative or pursued an impact career that focuses on a specific social or environmental challenge. Applicants must first apply for admission to Oxford's business school.
The deadlines for this award are the deadlines for the Oxford MBA, found here.

*Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Study/Research Grants and English Teaching Assistantships are available in over 140 countries. The study/research grant category includes projects in both academic and arts fields. Applicants for these grants design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. English Teaching Assistants help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for U.S. culture.
The campus deadline for this award is September.
The national deadline for this award is October.

*Schwarzman Scholars: The Schwarzman Scholars program is a one-year master's program in Beijing that supports studies in the disciplines of Public Policy, Economics and Business, and International Studies. All classes are taught in English. Scholars will live and study at Schwarzman College, a new facility set on the campus of Tsinghua University.
The deadline for this award is September.

Princeton in Africa: Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent. Prior experience in Africa is not required. The fellowship covers on-the-ground expenses (including housing and living stipend), group medical and evacuation insurance, pre-departure orientation for all Fellows, and PiAf program support and operating costs.
The deadline for this award is late October.

Princeton in Asia: Princeton in Asia is a year-long fellowship committed to fostering mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences. PiA offers service-oriented posts in the fields of education, international development (NGOs), journalism and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools.
The deadline for this award is November.

Princeton in Latin America: Princeton in Latin America is an independent nonprofit organization based in Princeton. It offers service experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean to match outstanding recent college graduates who are interested in year-long service fellowship opportunities with partner NGO and multilateral organizations that are engaged in socially responsible development projects throughout the region. Competency in Spanish, Portugese, and/or French is essential.
The deadline for this award is November.

*Critical Language Scholarship: The CLS is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the U.S. and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the U.S. at every level of language learning.
The deadline for this award is November.

*Boren Fellowship: Boren Fellowships provide U.S. graduate students with the opportunity 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.
The campus deadline for this award is November.
The national deadline for this award is January.

Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarships and Internships: The OPC Foundation offers various scholarships and internships for American college students who aspire to become foreign correspondents at some point in their careers. Foundation fellowships pay for travel and living expenses for awardees to intern in foreign bureaus at leading news organizations, and at foreign English-language media companies.
The deadline for these awards is December 1.

Opportunities for Students in STEM Disciplines

Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship: The SMART Scholarship is a US Department of Defense program that provides full scholarships (including stipends, summer internships, and post-graduation employment) to undergraduate and graduate students in STEM fields.
The deadline for this award is December 1.

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program: Every fall, Thermo Fisher Scientific awards two $10,000 and four $5,000 awards to undergraduate and graduate students with declared majors of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life science field. All candidates must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The deadline for this award is May 31.

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship: The SWE Scholarship Program awards scholarships to women studying engineering, computing, or technology full-time in ABET-accredited programs, who have not received full funding for tuition, fees, and books. First-years must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Sophomores-graduate students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The deadline for sophomore through graduate students is February 15.

DAAD Professional: DAAD creates unique opportunities for science and engineering students from the United States and Canada interested in gaining serious practical experience in Germany. Recent graduates, Master and PhD students from North American universities in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, and physics (or a closely related field) are invited to apply.
The deadline for this award is December 15.

Department of Homeland Security STEM Summer Internship Program: The DHS sponsors a 10-week summer internship for rising juniors, seniors, and graduates majoring in STEM fields with interest in homeland security research. Benefits include a $500 weekly stipend and development of professional networks with leading scientists and laboratories.
Due to the uncertainties of the federal budget, the Department of Homeland Security Office of University Programs has decided not to open the HS-STEM Summer Internship Program competition for summer 2018. Please visit the link for updates.

ONR Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program: This 10-week internship program is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research under the guidance of an appropriate research mentor at a participating Navy laboratory. Stipends will be paid monthly, May through August: $5,400 for sophomores; $8,100 for juniors and seniors; $10,800 for graduate students.
The application for this award opens in August.

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program: The purpose of the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program is to provide scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a minimum 2-year full-time service commitment (or part-time equivalent), at an eligible health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses. Scholarships are awarded competitively and consist of payment for tuition, required school fees, and a monthly support stipend.
The deadline for this award is May.

Woodrow Wilson STEM Teaching Fellowship: The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia and New Jersey.
The deadlines for this award are October 17, November 30, and January 31.

*NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP): The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. 
The deadlines for these awards are in the last full week of October.

US Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowships: The DOE CSGF provides up to four years of financial support to students seeking full-time graduate study and research in areas of interest to the DOE (i.e. engineering, mathematics, life and computer sciences). Benefits include coverage of full tuition and fees, a yearly stipend of $36,000, a twelve-week practicum, a program of study, and an annual program review in D.C. for fellows, alumni, and staff.
The deadline for this award is January 17.

*Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships: The Hertz Foundation provides financial and fellowship support to the nation’s most remarkable PhD students in the physical, biological and engineering sciences. The Graduate Fellowship Award is merit-based and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply.
The deadline for this award is October.

Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship: The Churchill Scholarship provides for a year of graduate study in engineering, mathematics, or science at Churchill College, Cambridge University, plus a travel allowance up to $1500 and the possibility of a $2000 Special Research Grant, approved in advance by the Foundation, to cover research expenses.
The deadline for this award is November 1.

Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Awards: Supports up to five years of doctoral work in the biomedical, behavioral, and health sciences.
The deadline for this award varies. See website for details. 

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships: As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance, the Department of Defense (DoD) supports the pursuit of a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported STEM disciplines at a U.S. institution of the applicant's choosing. Fellowships last for up to four years (subject to the availability of funds), and covers full tuition and mandatory fees. Fellows also receive a monthly stipend, and up to $1,500 a year in medical insurance.
The deadline for this award is December 31.

The National GEM Consortium: GEM’s principal activity is the provision of graduate fellowships at the MS (Engineering) and PhD (Engineering and natural sciences) levels, coupled with paid summer internships. GEM also offers fellowships without paid summer internships through our GEM University and Associate Fellowship programs.
The deadline for this award is November 13.

National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program: This program is designed to bring PhD students to the NIH Intramural Research Program for dissertation research. The goal is to create a PhD experience that focuses on communication and collaboration skills, integration of information, and interdisciplinary investigation. 
The deadline for this is December 1. 

National Physical Science Consortium Fellowships: The NPSC Graduate Fellowship is unique in being: open to all American citizens; lasting for up to six years; providing a $20,000 annual stipend; covering tuition; allowing a fellow also to hold a research or teaching assistantship; including one or two paid summer internships with a government agency; providing a mentor and the opportunity for a lasting relationship with the sponsor.
The deadline for this award is November 30.

Opportunities in Theatre & Film

American Conservatory Theatre Fellowships: The American Conservatory Theatre, a nonprofit theatre company in San Francisco, offers season-long (ten-month) fellowships for people in arts administration and production making the transition from academia to professional life. Types of fellowships include: Artistic, Development, Conservatory, General Management, Graphic Design, Marketing/PR, Web Development, Publications, Education, Grant Writing, Production, Costume Department, Properties, and Stage Management.
The application for this award will open in January 2018; applications accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

Hedgerow Theatre Fellowships: Hedgerow House and Theatre, located twelve miles outside Philadelphia, offers a two-year residency program for college graduates pursuing careers in the theatre arts. Benefits include room and board, stipend, leadership experience, artistic responsibilities, and life experience and social skills.
Applications are on a rotating basis, according to need.

Shakespeare Theatre Company Fellowships: Each season the STC, located in Washington, DC, offers approximately 20 fellowship positions ranging in focus from Stage Management and Acting to Development and Education. Fellows live rent-free in fully-furnished housing in downtown DC and receive a weekly stipend of $150.
The deadline for these awards is April 1.

Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellowships: The Manhattan Theatre Club, which has a stage on Broadway and two stages Off-Broadway, offers two fellowships for early and mid-career directors. Accepted applicants are put in a pool from which they pull the assistant directors for the upcoming season. A Fellow generally begins work on the first day of rehearsal and will work full-time on that show until its opening night (roughly two months).
The deadline for these awards is April 1.

Wilma Theatre Production/Stage Management Fellowships: The Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia employs one Production Fellow and one Stage Management Fellow every season. The fellows work full-time, receive a weekly stipend, full health coverage, and other benefits. The Production Fellow works with the Technical Director and Production Manager; the Stage Management Fellow serves as Assistant Stage Manager for all productions.
The deadline for these awards is March 14.

Berkeley Rep Professional Fellowships: The Berkeley Rep School of Theatre (in Berkeley, CA) offers an 11.5-month program with the goal "to help our fellows transition from life as a college or university student into the world of theatre professionals." Seven Artistic and Administrative, and eight Production fellowships are available. Fellows receive a monthly allowance to cover expenses. Limited housing is available to out-of-state applicants.
The deadline for these awards is March 10.

The Odysseus Fellowship: Odysseus Fellows are placed in paid three-month internships at leading Hollywood production companies. The program includes an educational component featuring talks from industry pros and liberty movement leaders. More than half of all interns placed have been offered jobs or were attached to projects after their fellowship ended. 
Applications for this award are accepted on a rolling basis.

Opportunities in Communication/Journalism

International Radio & Television Society Foundation Fellowship Program: The IRTS Foundation sponsors an annual expenses-paid summer fellowship program that teaches up-and-coming communicators (of all majors) the realities of the business world, including practical experience and career-planning advice.
The deadline for this award is December 3.

Kroc Fellowship – NPR: The Kroc Fellowship accepts three fellows each year to get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism, both on-air and online, including writing, reporting, producing and editing. Fellows receive a stipend of more than $40,000 and benefits, including paid vacation. NPR will provide Kroc Fellows with professional guidance and assist in job placement.
The deadline for this award is December 31.

Opportunities in Other Areas

Elie Weisel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest: The Elie Weisel Foundation holds an essay contest every year. Prizes of $5,000, $2,500, and $1,500 go to the first, second, and third place essays; two honorable mentions receive $500 each. Essay topics always pertain to ethics and ethical issues.
The deadline for this award is December 11.

Wilhelm-Keiffer Student Research Award: The Wilhelm-Keiffer Student Research Award will provide undergraduate students, and recent undergraduates with the opportunity to compete for a research award in the field of material culture studies. The award winner will receive: $250, free conference registration (including the awards banquet), a one-year ISLPMC student membership, and an engraved plaque recognizing his/her work.
The deadline for this award is August.

*Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship: The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards fifty-one Fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Applicants must be a member of their university's PKP chapter.
The deadline for this award is April.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships: The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study abroad of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and selected Southeast Asian languages. An applicant must have (at minimum) a bachelor's degree and have completed at least three years of study of the language at the college level by the start of the grant.
The deadline for this award is December 30.

Obama Foundation Fellowship: This program will be a diverse set of community-minded rising stars who alter the civic engagement landscape. By engaging their fellow citizens to work together in new and meaningful ways, Obama Foundation Fellows will model how any individual can become an active citizen in their community. 2017 marks the inaugural application cycle.
The deadline for this award is October 6.

Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust: The Fellowship Trust aims to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect its founder's high standards. Approximately 8 fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, are awarded for the regular academic year. Fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States.
The deadline for this award is January 31.

*Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans: The Soros Fellowship provides thirty awards annually to New Americans who are younger than 31 and college seniors, holders of bachelor’s degrees, or not beyond the second year of graduate study. Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition and fees or 50% of required tuition and fees/year.
The deadline for this award is November 1.

NCAA Walter Byers Graduate Scholarship: Annually awards one male and one female student-athlete a $24,000 Walter Byers scholarship in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and potential for success in graduate study. This award is available for graduating seniors who are enrolled in graduate study at a NCAA member institution and have achieved overall undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or better.
The deadline for this award is January 13.

Pat Tillman Award: The Pat Tillman Foundation Award is open to post-9/11 military veterans and their spouses who are pursuing graduate or professional school. Individuals chosen for the awards have leadership skills, strong character, academic excellence, and incredible potential.
The deadline for this award is March 1.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships: Through its Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Predoctoral fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in study at a research-based (dissertation-required) program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a non-proprietary (not for profit) U.S. institution.
The deadline for this award is December 14.


*This award requires university endorsement; please contact our office for information.


For more award opportunities, please visit the Office of University Fellowships in Morris Hall 265.