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Scholarships Requiring UNC Endorsement

  • The Rhodes Scholarships: The Rhodes is one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world, and 32 Americans are among the 80+ Scholars-elect from across the world selected to study at Oxford University for two years. Scholars can pursue a course of study of their own choosing while working toward a master’s degree or a second bachelor’s degree. Applicants are selected on the basis of intellectual distinction, leadership, and service. Applicants must be endorsed by UNC before applying.
  • The Marshall Scholarships: British Marshall Scholarships provide 40 Americans the opportunity to study for 2-3 years in the United Kingdom. Students are selected on the basis of academic distinction and a strong potential to make a significant contribution to their future society. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.700 and must be endorsed by UNC before applying.
  • The Mitchell Scholarship: Mitchell Scholarships provide 12 American post-graduates to opportunity to pursue one year of study at one of the nine institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The scholarship includes an internship. There are no restrictions regarding a student’s academic field of study. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 and demonstrate both academic distinction and potential for leadership. Applicants must be endorsed by UNC before applying.
  • Luce Scholars Program: The Luce Scholarship provides for students with an internship in Asia arranged individually for each scholar based on his or her specific interests, background and qualifications. The scholarship provides travel and living expenses plus salary, which varies with the country of placement. The program is designed to give young leaders with no prior experience of Asia a chance to become acquainted with Asia and their Asian counterparts. Applicants must be under 30 years of age, be able to show clear evidence of leadership in their chosen field, and may not have had significant exposure to Asia. Applicants must be endorsed by UNC before applying.
  • Churchill Scholarships: The Churchill Scholarships are awarded for one year of study at Churchill College, Cambridge, in the fields of mathematics, biology, biochemistry, physical anthropology, computer speech and language processing, computer science, physics, chemistry or mathematical statistics. The scholarship is research oriented. The award covers all fees and tuition and provides costs for international travel and a maintenance allowance. Applicants must be endorsed by UNC before applying.
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: The Carnegie Endowment offers one-year fellowships to students who have graduated during the past academic year. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates. No one who has started graduate studies is eligible. Applicants must be endorsed by UNC before applying.
  • Truman Scholarship: Juniors planning careers in public service are encouraged to apply for the Truman Scholarship. Scholars selected as juniors are eligible to receive $3,000 for their senior year of undergraduate education and a total of $27,000 for graduate studies. Applicants must have a strong academic and service record and plan to pursue a graduate program geared toward public service. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be endorsed by UNC.
  • The Beinecke Scholarship Program: This scholarship provides $34,000 to support graduate education. Student receive an initial $4,000 during their senior year and the remaining $30,000 is distributed within a two- to five-year period while the student completes graduate studies. Beinecke Scholars are considered for superior strength of character, intellectual ability, and sense of purpose. Applicants must be a college junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree and plan to pursue graduate studies in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Eligibility for financial need is strongly considered. Applicants must be endorsed by UNC before applying.
  • The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship: The Goldwater Scholarship provides up to $7,000 per year for educational expenses to 300 juniors and seniors majoring in mathematics or sciences. The award encourages outstanding students to pursue careers and advanced degrees in these fields. Juniors awarded the scholarship can expect to receive two years of support; seniors will receive one year of support. Students must be nominated by UNC faculty before applying for endorsement.
  • Morris K. Udall Scholarship: This scholarship provides up to $5,000 (or the cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board, whichever is less) to sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated a strong academic record and outstanding potential for leadership. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to two groups of students: those who study the environment or related fields, and those with native American or native Alaskan backgrounds who study health care or tribal public policy. Applicants must be endorsed by UNC before applying.
  • David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships (National Security Education Program): The National Security Education Program (NSEP) is a unique scholarship opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to gain knowledge of languages and cultures in areas of the world that are less frequently studied (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East). All recipients of NSEP awards must seek employment with a federal agency or office involved in national security affairs. Duration of study may be a summer, semester or a full academic year; maximum awards range from $8,000 to $20,000 for a full academic year. Applicants must be endorsed by UNC before applying.
  • Steamboat Foundation Internship at Bloomberg News: The selected Steamboat Scholar will work at Bloomberg headquarters in New York assisting in reporting and writing for broadcast and print operations. Serving as a member of this elite staff, the Steamboat Scholar will contribute to Bloomberg’s coverage of financial markets, individual companies, and the economy and governments in a competitive, real-time news environment.
  • Fulbright Grants: Fulbright Grants support graduate study and research in more than 100 foreign countries. Most grants are awarded for programs of study or research that require one academic year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who will hold at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent prior to undertaking the grant and have a minimum 3.000 GPA. Fulbright Full Grants provide round-trip transportation, language or orientation courses (where appropriate), tuition, books, maintenance for one academic year, and limited health and accident insurance.  Applicants must be endorsed by UNC before applying. For more information, contact Tripp Tuttle at the UNC Center for Global Initiatives.

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  • Truman Scholarship: Juniors planning careers in public service are encouraged to apply for the Truman Scholarship. Scholars selected as juniors are eligible to receive $3,000 for their senior year of undergraduate education and a total of $27,000 for graduate studies. Applicants must have a strong academic and service record and plan to pursue a graduate program geared toward public service. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, with a GPA of 3.60 or higher, and must be endorsed by UNC.
  • The Pearson Prize: Supports students who have demonstrated leadership in community service with a monetary award and recognition.
  • Rotary World Peace Scholarships: The Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution offer individuals committed to peace and cooperation the opportunity to pursue a two-year master’s level degree in international studies, peace studies, and conflict resolution at one of the seven Rotary Centers.
  • The Eve Carson Scholarship: The scholarship fulfills the vision of former Student Body President Eve Carson by awarding a merit-based scholarship to a junior who has exhibited transformative growth since arriving at UNC. Scholars receive a funded summer experience and half-cost of attendance for their senior year from the student-run scholarship. Applicants are evaluated on transformative growth, passion, service, character and leadership.
  • The North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program: The North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program is a one-year interdisciplinary fellowship program focused on community service, leadership development and reflection. Initiated in 1994, the NC Schweitzer Fellows Program is one of six programs in the United States sponsored by the Schweitzer Fellowship. The mission of the Program is to develop “leaders in service” — individuals who are dedicated and skilled in addressing the health needs of underserved communities, and whose example influences and inspires others. A stipend of $2,000 is provided.
  • Echoing Green Public Service Fellowship: The Echoing Green Fellowship Program is awarded annually to approximately 20 social entrepreneurs who have original and compelling ideas for driving social change. The Fellowships provides students will tools and resources to start new autonomous public service projects or organizations, including a two-year $60,000 stipend, health-care benefits, on-line connectivity, access to the Echoing Green network of social entrepreneurs, training and technical assistance.
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Fellowship Program: The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, based in Winston-Salem, NC, offers a two-year fellowship to a North Carolinian who demonstrates an interest in philanthropy, public policy, the nonprofit sector and/or community service. Fellows in years past have done very significant work with long-lasting benefits to the Foundation and the people of North Carolina. The position is salaried and includes benefits such as medical insurance.
  • The Samuel Huntington Public Service award: This award is a $10,000 stipend for graduating college seniors to work on a proposed project of their own design.
  • Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship (Undergraduate): This fellowship program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WWNFF) to create a Foreign Service that reflects the diversity and excellence of our society. The Department of State seeks to recruit outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. Pickering Undergraduate applicants must apply as rising seniors.
  • Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship (Graduate): This fellowship program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WWNFF) to create a Foreign Service that reflects the diversity and excellence of our society. The Department of State seeks to recruit outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. Pickering Graduate applicants must be seeking admission to a two-year master’s degree program.
  • Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship: The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship was established in 1987 to provide college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security by working with nonprofit, public-interest organizations.
  • The Autry Fellowship: A program for recent college graduates, this fellowship provides an opportunity for a UNC graduate to work one year as a full-time paid staff member at MDC Inc. The program seeks to  educate the South’s future leaders in economic and social justice, thereby perpetuating the work of the late George B. Autry, MDCs founding president. The ideal Autry Fellow is open-minded and compassionate, curious and reflective, and deeply committed to advancing social equity and opportunity.
  • Green Corps Environmental Leadership Training Program: Green Corps is a non-profit Field School for Environmental Organizing, founded by leading environmentalists in 1992 to identify and train the next generation of environmental leaders. The year-long program selected 35 participants.
  • The UNC Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship: Two students (one undergraduate and one graduate) per year are awarded a stipend of up to $3,000 to conduct a summer internship. The Fellowship rewards students for their interest in South Asia and promotes social activism by affording students the opportunity to grow, serve and make a difference.
  • Robert E. Bryan Social Innovation Fellowships: This is a summer Fellows program of the Carolina Center for Public Service at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fellowships are awarded to students to support innovative public service projects that address identifiable needs within North Carolina. Fellows plan, develop and work on their projects with a local community partner, as well as a faculty mentor who is familiar with their topic and/or geographical area. The project can be identified by student, faculty, or the community. However it is identified, the student must be responsible for the major planning and implementation of the project. Fellows receive an award stipend of up to $3,000 to provide funding for the project and to underscore the seriousness of their work. Their faculty mentors receive a grant award of $500.
  • The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans: The Soros Fellowships provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished new Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Fellowship provides half tuition and $20,000 maintenance for two years. Candidates must be holders of green cards, naturalized citizens, or children of naturalized citizen parents.

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  • Churchill Scholarships: Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships are awarded for one year of study at Churchill College, Cambridge, in the fields of mathematics, biology, biochemistry, physical anthropology, computer speech and language processing, computer science, physics, chemistry or mathematical statistics. The scholarship is research oriented. The award covers all fees and tuition and provides costs for international travel and a maintenance allowance. Applicants must be endorsed by UNC before applying.
  • The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship: The Goldwater Scholarship provides up to $7,000 per year for educational expenses to 300 juniors and seniors majoring in mathematics or sciences. The award encourages outstanding students to pursue careers and advanced degrees in these fields. Juniors awarded the scholarship can expect to receive two years of support; seniors will receive one year of support. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.50 to be considered for the campus selection procedure, and must be nominated by UNC faculty.
  • Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award: The Hertz Foundation is a private organization which provides fellowships tenable at three dozen of the nation’s universities for graduate work leading to award of the Ph.D. degree in applications of the physical sciences. Each year this foundation conducts a national competition for approximately two dozen new fellowships.
  • Oxford / Cambridge National Institutes of Health Medical Research Scholars Program: The NIH, and Oxford and Cambridge Universities in Britain, have established a collaborative graduate program in biomedical sciences. Students typically spend two years in England at either school, pursuing tutorials and research on a collaborative project with an NIH intramural scientist. They then typically spend about two years in Bethesda, Maryland, continuing their thesis research project at the NIH, with doctoral degrees awarded by Oxford or Cambridge upon completion. Students receive a stipend of $24,000 per year, health and travel benefits, and other academic support including tuition and lab fees in England and at the NIH until PhD degree completion.
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program: The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program offers graduate research fellowships in science, mathematics and engineering for 900 new or one-year graduate students. Women, under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Scholarships are awarded for study and research leading to a masters or doctoral degree. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $32,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), 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..
  • Leonard M. Rieser Fellowship in Science, Technology, and Global Security: The fellowship provides one-time awards of $2,500 to $5,000 for three to five undergraduate students seeking to explore the connections between science, technology, global security, and public policy. Science students are especially encouraged to apply. The Fellowship is presented to students whose academic interests, extracurricular activities, and career aspirations demonstrate a significant interest in the role of scientists in formulating public policy and in addressing global security policy challenges.
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship: This program is designed to: (1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; (2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; (3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and (4) recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States. Eligible undergraduates studying biological, life, and agricultural sciences; physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; social and behavioral science; and teacher education are encouraged to apply.
  • National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS): The Environmental Protection Agency established the National Network for Environmental Management Studies in 1986 to foster a growing interest among higher education students in environmental careers. The NNEMS program is a comprehensive fellowship program that provides undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study. EPA has awarded approximately 1,300 fellowships under this program and awards approximately 40 fellowships each year.
  • Department of Energy (DOE) Computational Science Fellowship: The Computational Science Graduate Fellowship is a program funded by the Department of Energy, Office of Defense Programs and Office of Science. These fellowships provide: payment of all tuition and fees, yearly stipend of $28,000, and allowance of $1,000 annually for research.
  • The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans: The Soros Fellowships provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished new Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Fellowship provides half tuition and $20,000 maintenance for two years. Candidates must be either holders of green cards, naturalized citizens, or children of naturalized citizen parents.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships: The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution awards scholarships through the DAR Scholarship Committee. All applicants must be citizens of the United States and attend an accredited college or university in the United States. The eligibility criteria and application procedure vary for each: please visit the web site for details on each award.
  • The Tylenol Scholarship: Awards of up to $5,000 towards graduate school for future doctors, nurses and other health professionals.

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  • The Beinecke Scholarship Program: This scholarship provides $34,000 to support graduate education. Student receive an initial $4,000 during their senior year and the remaining $30,000 is distributed within a two- to five-year period while the student completes graduate studies. Beinecke Scholars are considered for superior strength of character, intellectual ability, and sense of purpose. Applicants must be a college junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree and plan to pursue graduate studies in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Eligibility for financial need is strongly considered. Applicants must be endorsed by UNC before applying.
  • Jacob J. Javits Fellowship Program: The 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 Master of Fine Arts (MFA). The Department of Education awards fellowships in selected fields of study of the arts, humanities and social sciences.
  • James Madison Memorial Fellowship: The Madison Fellowship is a federally endowed fellowship program designed to strengthen instruction about the U.S Constitution at the secondary school level. Graduating seniors without teaching experience who intend to pursue a career in teaching American history or political science can receive funding for two years of master’s level graduate study of the framing and history of the Constitution. Fellowships will provide up to $24,000 in educational support over a two to five year period. Fellows must agree to teach full-time in a secondary school for no less than one year for a full year of fellowship support.
  • The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans: The Soros Fellowships provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished new Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Fellowship provides half tuition and $20,000 maintenance for two years. Candidates must be either holders of green cards, naturalized citizens, or children of naturalized citizen parents.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships: The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution awards scholarships through the DAR Scholarship Committee. All applicants must be citizens of the United States and attend an accredited college or university in the United States. The eligibility criteria and application procedure vary for each: please visit the web site for details on each award.
  • Smithsonian Fellowships: The Smithsonian Institute offers a number of fellowship and internship programs to pursue independent research projects in a variety of fields.

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  • Gates Cambridge Scholarships: The Gates Cambridge Trust offers about forty awards annually, which will cover the costs of studying at Cambridge. Students pursue a second Bachelor’s degree or one year of postgraduate courses or research leading to the PhD in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences.
  • Luce Scholars Program: The Luce Scholarship provides for students with an internship in Asia arranged individually for each scholar based on his or her specific interests, background and qualifications. The scholarship provides travel and living expenses plus salary, which varies with the country of placement. The program is designed to give young leaders with no prior experience of Asia a chance to become acquainted with Asia and their Asian counterparts. Applicants must be under 30 years of age, be able to show clear evidence of leadership in their chosen field, and may not have had significant exposure to Asia. Applicants must be endorsed by UNC before applying.
  • National Security Education Program (David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships): The National Security Education Program (NSEP) is a unique scholarship opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to gain knowledge of languages and cultures in areas of the world that are less frequently studied (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East). All recipients of NSEP awards must seek employment with a federal agency or office involved in national security affairs. Duration of study may be a summer, semester or a full academic year; maximum awards range from $8,000 to $20,000 for a full academic year. Applicants must be endorsed by UNC before applying.
  • Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program: The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who have an interest in pursuing a career in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The award consists of 10 fellowships of up to $27,000 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree.
  • Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships: The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. Today, the program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as ambassadors of goodwill to the people of the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with local Rotarians and others the experiences that led to greater understanding of their host countries.
  • Rotary World Peace Scholarships: The Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution offer individuals committed to peace and cooperation the opportunity to pursue a two-year master’s level degree in international studies, peace studies, and conflict resolution at one of the seven Rotary Centers.
  • DAAD Scholarships: The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdients or DAAD) selects highly qualified students (with at least junior standing) for scholarships supporting ten months of graduate study and research at universities in Germany. A stipend for two or four months in a language course at a Goethe Institute in Germany prior to the scholarship period may also be provided. Applicants should have a well-defined study or research project that make study in Germany essential. The scholarship includes transportation, living expenses and language training as well as tuition.
  • The Burch Fellows Program: The purpose of the Burch Fellows Program is to recognize undergraduate students at the University who possess extraordinary ability, promise, and imagination. Its grants (up to $6000) support self-designed fellowship experiences that will make a demonstrable difference in the lives of Burch Fellows and enable them to pursue a passionate interest in a way and to a degree not otherwise possible. UNC Students must have completed at least one but not more than six semesters of study.
  • The Saint Andrew’s Society of North Carolina: The Saint Andrew’s Society of North Carolina offers awards to undergraduates for a year of study in a university in Scotland. The total amount offered is $17,000 divided among one, two, or three students. applicants must be residents of North Carolina who can establish lineal Scottish descent. Criteria for selection include scholarship, leadership, and extra-curricular activities. For more information, contact John Ramsay, Jr.
  • Anna Sobol Levy Fellowships: The Anna Sobol Levy Fellowship is for U.S. citizens who are graduate students or recent college graduates with leadership potential for the United States in the 21st century. The purpose of the Fellowship is to enhance and strengthen the unique relationship between the United States and Israel by establishing genuine understanding and communication between future leaders of both countries. The program is for one year of studies in the Division of Graduate Studies, Hebrew University.
  • Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program: As the countries of the world become more interdependent, the Robert Bosch Foundation recognizes the importance of familiarizing young American professionals and executives with the political, economic, and cultural environment of Europe and of Germany in particular. To further this goal, The Foundation sponsors a Fellowship Program which will enable young American professionals to participate in an intensive work and study program in Germany. This will contribute to the participants’ professional expertise and competence, and broaden their cultural horizons. The fellowship lasts for nine months, from September through May.
  • The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme: The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET) aims to promote international awareness at the local level by inviting young overseas university graduates to assist in international exchange and foreign language education in local governments, boards of education or junior and senior high schools throughout Japan. It seeks to foster ties between Japanese citizens (mainly youth) and JET participants at the person-to-person level. A functional command of the Japanese language is required. Salaries are paid in yen.
  • American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships: The American-Scandinavian Foundation provides fellowships for advanced research or study in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Scholarships are intended to support a year-long stay and priority is given to graduate students for dissertation-related study or research. Fellowships are offered in amounts up to $18,000.
  • Carolina Undergraduate Health Fellowship: Carolina Undergraduate Health Fellowships provide awards of up to $4,000 to enable undergraduates to create a self-designed health-related study anywhere in the world. Any returning UNC undergraduate may apply. Preference is given to those students who would not be able to pursue their projects without financial assistance.
  • The Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship: The Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship provides an opportunity for juniors and seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to engage in individual self-designed and self-directed international travel experiences for periods ranging from two months to six months. Approximately twenty Phillips Scholarships for up to $5000 each are awarded every year on the basis of a competitive written application and committee interview.
  • Class of 1938 Summer Study Abroad Fellowship: The UNC Alumni Class of 1938 annually awards summer study abroad fellowships to UNC juniors and seniors interested in pursuing independent career or personal projects outside the United States.
  • The UNC Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship: Two students (one undergraduate and one graduate) per year are awarded a stipend of up to $3,000 to conduct a summer internship. The Fellowship rewards students for their interest in South Asia and promotes social activism by affording students the opportunity to grow, serve and make a difference.
  • The Killam Fellowships Program: Allows undergraduate students to participate in a bi-national residential exchange program between Canada and the United States of America. Scholarship recipients spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the other country.
  • Freeman Awards for Study in Asia: Designed to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia, by providing them with the information and financial assistance they will need.

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  • American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program (APSA): The APSA Minority Fellows Program was established in 1969 as an effort to increase the number of minority scholars in Political Science. This year, the Association has refocused and increased its efforts to assist minority students in completing their doctorates by concentrating not only on the recruitment of minorities, but also on the retention of these groups within the profession.
  • Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation established the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program at Howard University to honor the legacy of Barbara Jordan. During the 9-week internship, the Barbara Jordan Scholars will gain exposure to health policy issues and firsthand understanding of how the federal government works.
  • National Physical Sciences Consortium Fellowships for Minorities: The NPSC offers a unique Ph.D.-track graduate fellowship in the physical sciences and related engineering fields at any participating NPSC Member University or College. It is open to all eligible students (U. S. Citizens only) with emphasis on historically underrepresented minorities and women. The overall value of an NPSC fellowship exceeds $200,000, the exact amount depending on the university attended. This includes a stipend for six years, an internship salary for two years, and the cost of six years of tuition and fees.
  • William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minorities: The scholarship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience. A scholarship grant of between $2,500 and $5,000 will be awarded, depending on the recipient’s educational level, financial need, and time commitment.
  • UNCF – Merck Science Initiative Undergraduate Awards: The College Fund/UNCF and The Merck Company Foundation have established scholarship awards for outstanding African American students pursuing studies and careers in the field of biomedical research. At least 15 Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards will be made annually. Each award includes a scholarship of up to a maximum of $25,000 and two 10-12 week summer research internships with combined stipends of at least $10,000. As the scholarship award is intended to support the award recipient’s tuition, room and board, and billable fees, no part of the award may be used for indirect costs.
  • Student Scholarship Search: African American Student Scholarship Resources: A clearing house of scholarships, many targeted at African American Students.

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  • The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans: The Soros Fellowships provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished new Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Fellowship provides half tuition and $20,000 maintenance for two years. Candidates must be either holders of green cards, naturalized citizens, or children of naturalized citizen parents.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution: All applicants must be citizens of the United States and attend an accredited college or university in the United States. Applicants must obtain a letter of sponsorship from their local DAR chapter.
  • Golden Key Honor Society (Golden Key Scholar Award): Golden Key believes in rewarding its members for their academic, leadership and service excellence. To this end, the organization maintains 17 different scholarship programs available exclusively to members. For more information, call (800)377-2401 or contact the society by e-mail.
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society Graduate Fellowships: Scholarships available to members. For more information, call (478)744-9595.
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (Graduate Fellowship Program): Scholarships available to members. For more information, call (800) 804-9880 or contact the society by e-mail.
  • National Medical Fellowships: Awards that honor exceptional minority students are available to students in the second through the fourth year of medical school.

Law Scholarships

  • The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans: The Soros Fellowships provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished new Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Fellowship provides half tuition and $20,000 maintenance for two years. Candidates must be either holders of green cards, naturalized citizens, or children of naturalized citizen parents.
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF): Provides scholarships each year to deserving students who have a commitment to service in the Latino community. Students must be in their first, second or third year of law school.
  • Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship: Seniors or graduates applying to law school. Preference is given to candidates with ties to the state of Minnesota. For more information, contact: Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship Foundation, Inc., 118 West Mulberry St., Baltimore, MD. 20201-3600.

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  • The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program: Awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.