Beinecke Brothers Scholarships

Designed to provide support for graduate school, each participating school nominates one candidate; a maximum of twenty scholarships of $32,000 is awarded.  Student must be a junior intending to pursue graduate studies; student receives $2,000 in senior year to help defray costs associated with graduate school applications.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program 

Offers grants for undergraduate students to pursue academic studies abroad. The program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including students with high financial need, students in fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program encourages students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Gilman Scholarships are funded through the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000 and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State.

Recipients use the award to defray eligible study abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need; the average award is approximately $4,000.

Boren Scholarships 

The Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities for US undergraduate students to add an important international and language component to their education. (A similar award, the Boren Fellowship, is available to graduate students.) Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

In exchange for fellowship funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement. This stipulates that an award recipient work in the Federal Government in a position with national security responsibilities. The duration of the NSEP Service Requirement is one year or the duration of assistance provided under the program.

British Marshall Scholarships

Forty Marshall Scholarships are awarded annually for students wishing to study in any discipline, graduate or undergraduate level, who intend to pursue a British University degree.  The scholarship covers tuition, fees,  and transportation to the United Kingdom, books, and other allowances.

Students apply to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office of the British Council at 3100 Massachusetts Avenue NW  Washington, DC 20008-3600. 

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship 

Available to graduating seniors, or to students, who graduated in the last academic year, Junior Fellows provide research assistance to those working on the Carnegie Endowment’s projects such as non-proliferation, democracy building, international economics, migration and Russian/Eurasian issues. Their research is for books, articles, policy papers, etc., and the like.

The Rutgers contact is listed as internship coordinator; the deadline for applications is January 15. 

Churchill Scholarships 

Ten offered annually, for American students in various universities to attend Cambridge University to study towards specific majors such as chemistry, anatomy, physics, and botany.  Students must work towards the  Master of Philosophy degree, post-graduate study, or towards a diploma in specific fields.

DAAD (the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst)

Provides funding for students wishing to study in Germany; scholarship can extend anywhere from seven days to three or four weeks.  Students can apply through DAAD for partial fellowships – they do not fully cover expected expenses.  In some cases, a good knowledge of German may be required. 

Fulbright Scholarships 

Designed to give recent graduates, master’s, and doctoral candidates for personal development and international experience.  Most grantees plan their own programs which may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in music or art schools, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination.

Competition opens in May for the following year; applicants must hold an undergraduate degree by the time their program would begin. 

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships 

For graduate study or for study for a second Bachelor’s Degree as an affiliated student at the University of Cambridge.  Applicant must have outstanding record to apply, be able to meet the conditions set by the college for admission, and (normally) be under the age of 30.

Award covers tuition and fees, an allowance for a single student, transportation, and other funds.  Applications are due in October for the following year. 

Goldwater Scholarships 

For juniors or seniors who are pursuing degrees in mathematics, engineering, or the natural sciences.  Four-year institutions can nominate up to four students.  Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, room, and board, up to $7,500/year.

Humanity in Action Summer Fellows Program (HIA)

Summer fellows program brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore different national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as issues affecting minority groups today. Programs take place in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lyon, and Warsaw.

The HIA summer fellows program facilitates a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, and provides a forum where potential solutions can be considered and discussed. Fellows meet with journalists, politicians, activists, and academics to discuss strategies for protecting minorities and promoting human rights. Following the summer programs, HIA Fellows complete an Action Project, engaging human rights or minority issues in their home institutions or communities. HIA covers the costs of participation and accommodation during the summer fellows program.

After completing an HIA summer fellows program, HIA Fellows are invited to join the global network of HIA Senior Fellows. The Senior Fellows support their members’ continuing engagement and professional development though annual meetings, conferences, and financial support for individual and collaborative action projects.

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships

For student who have not completed their first year of graduate school, or those who will enter graduate school for the first time in the next academic year.  Applicants must be eligible to be accepted to or currently attending a graduate program leading to a doctorate of MFA program.  Those enrolled in joint BA/MA programs are ineligible.

The fellowship includes a tuition payment and a stipend.  Applications are due by November.

James Madison Fellowships 

For graduate study leading to a master’s degree in American History, political science, or a Master’s of Arts degree concentrating in American Constitutional History or American Government, or a Master of Education degree with a concentration in American government, political institutions, or political theory.  Each fellow must attend a four-week Summer Institute on the Constitution held at Georgetown University and agree to teach one year for each year of the fellowship.

The award is for a maximum of $24,000 or $12,000 per year. 

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship 

Program provides financial assistance to students who have demonstrated superior academic ability and achievement; exceptional promise; and financial need to undertake graduate study leading to a doctoral degree or a master’s degree in which the master’s degree is the terminal degree. Fellowships are awarded in selected fields of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Awards are made for one year, and are renewable for three additional years contingent upon the student making satisfactory progress toward the degree and continued Congressional funding for the program. The award consists of two parts: a stipend to the Fellow for personal expenses, and an institutional payment to be accepted by the institution on behalf of the fellow in lieu of all tuition and fees normally charged to students of similar academic standing.

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships 

For those pursuing Ph.D. programs, awards are for one year.  Recipients must turn down other awards of assistance.  Holders of Master’s degrees are not eligible except when the Master’s degree is in a professional program, the MA was terminal, or the MA is in a field substantially different than the field in which candidate is seeking a Ph.D. 

Mitchell Scholarships

For students who wish to attend one institutions of higher learning in Ireland who will complete their Bachelor’s degree before their time of study under a Mitchell scholarship.  Covers tuition, room, and offers a stipend of $11,000.  There are no restrictions on the field of study, but the proposed course of study must be available at the university selected by the applicant.

Deadline for applications is in October. 

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Offered to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in careers in biomedical research.  Award is up to $20,000 per year for a total of four years.  Fellowships are for tuition and “reasonable education and living expenses”.  For each year of the scholarship the student must work for one year at NIH after graduation.  Recipients must also attend a 10-week summer laboratory session.

Applications are due in April. 

National Science Foundation 

Offers approximately 900 graduate fellowships each year, including additional awards for women in engineering and computer and information science. Fellowships provide three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees in science, mathematics and engineering supported by the NSF. The Fellowships are intended for students in the early stages of their graduate study.

Fellowships are awarded for graduate study in fields supported by the NSF, including the mathematical, physical, biological, behavioral and social sciences; engineering; the history of science and the philosophy of science; and for research-based PhD degrees in science education. In most cases, an individual has three opportunities to apply: during the senior year of college, prior to or during the first year of graduate school, and at the beginning of the second year of graduate school.

Rhodes Scholarships

Thirty-two US citizens are selected annually for study at Oxford.  Can be used for a second Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree or towards a D.Phil. degree.

Rotary Scholarships

Offers three types of scholarships: Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships which provides funding for one academic year of study in another country (up to $25,000); Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships which are for two or three years of degree-oriented study in another country ($12,000/year); Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships for three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country (between $12,000 – $19,000).

Deadlines range from March – July.  Students must apply through local Rotary club, but Tom Venables is available for assistance. 

Soros Fellowships for New Americans

For recent immigrants who come to the United States from foreign countries, particularly where there is turmoil and strife (i.e. Bosnia) designed to help them pursue graduate or professional studies.  Covers half of the tuition at school of choice of the applicant.

Deadline for applications is November 30. 

Teach for America

Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and working professionals—of all academic majors, backgrounds and career interests—who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders for expanding educational opportunity for all children.

Each year, Teach For America selects a diverse corps of individuals who have the skills and commitment to make a real impact on the academic prospects of students growing up today in low-income communities, and to exert long term leadership in the effort to eliminate educational inequity.

Teach For America trains all corps members during a pre-service summer training program; places them as teachers with full salary and benefits in urban and rural public schools; and continues to support them through a two-year professional development program to ensure their success as teachers and beyond.

Truman Scholarships

Designed to provide support for graduate study, this scholarship is geared towards college juniors who are committed to careers in government, the non-profit or advocacy sectors, education, or other public service careers. The scholarship is worth $30,000; candidates must be nominated by their campus representative.  In NB, Seth Gopin is the contact person.  In Newark the contact is Dr. Elizabeth Hull.

The deadline for nominations is in late January. 

Udall Scholarships

Offers 75 scholarships to outstanding students who either are outstanding sophomores or juniors who study the environment and related fields, or to Native American and Alaskan Native students who have outstanding potential, and are in fields related to health care or tribal public policy.

Students receive up to $5,000, or the cost of tuition, fees, room and board, as well as books.  Freshmen and seniors are ineligible.

American Association of University Women Scholarships

As the largest source of funding in the world exclusively for graduate women, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation in 2001-02 distributes more than $3.5 million in fellowships, grants, and awards. More than a century after the first grant was awarded, the Foundation continues a dynamic and distinguished tradition of advancing educational and career opportunities for all women.