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AWARDS REQUIRING UNC ENDORSEMENT

Beinecke Scholarship

The Beinecke Scholarship provides $34,000 to support graduate education. Students 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.

Boren Awards (National Security Education Program)

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) is a unique scholarship opportunity for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students 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 attempt 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. UNC endorsement is optional.

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program

The Carnegie Endowment offers one-year fellowships to undergraduates who are graduating or those who have graduated during the past academic year and have not begun graduate studies unless it is a joint bachelors/master’s degree program. Fellows are hired to work at the Carnegie Endowment on a full-time basis and work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates. Assignments may vary each year. Recent projects and topical areas include democracy, nuclear policy, energy and climate, Middle East studies, Asian studies, Economics, and Russian studies. Applicants must be endorsed by UNC before applying.

Churchill Scholarship

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. 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program allows graduating seniors, master’s students, doctoral candidates, and recent graduates to self-design a research/study project, or serve as an English Teaching Assistant in one of more than 140 countries. Applicants must first apply by UNC’s deadline. For more information, contact Iyman Gaspard at the UNC Center for Global Initiatives.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

The Goldwater Scholarship provides up to $7,000 per year for educational expenses to 300 third and fourth year students majoring in mathematics or sciences. The award encourages outstanding students to pursue careers and advanced degrees in these fields. Third year students awarded the scholarship can expect to receive two years of support; fourth year students will receive one year of support. Students must be nominated by UNC faculty before applying for endorsement.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars program (coming soon)

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars is a graduate-level education program designed to prepare a new generation of global leaders with the skills to address the increasingly complex challenges facing the world. The program provides full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford, focused uniquely on both subject-specific knowledge and leadership development to make an impact on the world. Knight-Hennessy Scholars will be selected both for their academic accomplishments and leadership potential. The program is designed to attract students from around the world, with no geographic restrictions. Candidates must apply in their final year of undergraduate study or within four years of completing their undergraduate degrees and must be nominated by their undergraduate colleges and universities. Click here to view frequently asked questions.

Luce Scholars Program

The Luce Scholars Program 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.

Marshall Scholarships

British Marshall Scholarships provide 40 Americans the opportunity to study for two to three 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.

Mitchell Scholarship

Mitchell Scholarships provide 12 American post-graduates the 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.

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 University of Oxford 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.

Schwarzman Scholars program

The Schwarzman Scholars program, inspired by the Rhodes Scholarships, is designed to train future leaders to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond by preparing them to better understand China, its role in global trends and their role as future leaders. Scholars will have an unrivaled opportunity to live in Beijing for a year of study and cultural immersion, attending lectures, traveling and developing first-hand exposure to China and its people. Scholars will develop their leadership skills through a one-year master’s degree in public policy, international relations, or economics and business at Tsinghua University, one of China’s most prestigious institutes of higher education.

Truman Scholarship

Third year students planning careers in public service are encouraged to apply for the Truman Scholarship. Scholars selected as third year students 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.

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.

PUBLIC SERVICE

The Autry Fellowship

The Autry 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.

Echoing Green Global, Black Male Achievement, and Climate Fellowships

The Echoing Green Fellowship Program is awarded annually to leaders and social entrepreneurs who have original and compelling ideas for driving social change. The Fellowships provide students with tools and resources to start new autonomous public service projects or organizations. A two-year $80,000 stipend. healthcare benefits, a professional development stipend, and access to the Echoing Green network of social entrepreneurs, training and technical assistance are provided.

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 Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend for graduating college seniors to work on a project of their own design.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars program (coming soon)

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars is a graduate-level education program designed to prepare a new generation of global leaders with the skills to address the increasingly complex challenges facing the world. The program provides full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford, focused uniquely on both subject-specific knowledge and leadership development to make an impact on the world. Knight-Hennessy Scholars will be selected both for their academic accomplishments and leadership potential. The program is designed to attract students from around the world, with no geographic restrictions. Candidates must apply in their final year of undergraduate study or within four years of completing their undergraduate degrees and must be nominated by their undergraduate colleges and universities. Click here to view frequently asked questions.

The Pearson Prize

The Pearson Prize supports students who have demonstrated leadership in community service. The scholarship includes a monetary award and recognition.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship (Graduate)

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars to create a Foreign Service that reflects the diversity and excellence of our society. It previously has been administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. 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.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship (Undergraduate)

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars to create a Foreign Service that reflects the diversity and excellence of our society. It previously has been administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. 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.

Rotary Peace Fellowships

Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to receive fully funded academic fellowships to study at one of its Rotary Peace Centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. Two types of peace fellowships are available. In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 900 fellows for careers in peace building. Many of them go on to serve as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.

Rotary Scholarships

From scholarships to a local music camp to full graduate fellowships, Rotary offers many ways to support your education. For young leaders who embody our belief of service above self, many local Rotary clubs provide academic scholarships for undergraduate, graduate, and even international study to students in their area.

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 undeserved communities, and whose example influences and inspires others. A stipend of $2,000 is provided.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Scoville 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 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.

Truman Scholarship

Third year students planning careers in public service are encouraged to apply for the Truman Scholarship. Scholars selected as third year students 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.

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.

SCIENCE

Churchill Scholarship

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. 

Department of Energy (DOE) Computational Science Graduate 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.

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 scholarship; please visit the web site for details on each award.

Echoing Green Global, Black Male Achievement, and Climate Fellowships

The Echoing Green Fellowship Program is awarded annually to leaders and social entrepreneurs who have original and compelling ideas for driving social change. The Fellowships provide students with tools and resources to start new autonomous public service projects or organizations. A two-year $80,000 stipend, health-care benefits, a professional development stipend, and access to the Echoing Green network of social entrepreneurs, training and technical assistance are provided.

Fogarty International Center, Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars

The Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars provides supportive mentorship, research opportunities and a collaborative research environment for early stage investigators from the U.S. and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), as defined by the World Bank, to enhance their global health research expertise and their careers. Support Centers (funded in part by Fogarty through competitive grants) identify postdoctoral fellows and doctoral scholars.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

The Goldwater Scholarship provides up to $7,000 per year for educational expenses to 300 third and fourth year students majoring in mathematics or sciences. The award encourages outstanding students to pursue careers and advanced degrees in these fields. Third year students awarded the scholarship can expect to receive two years of support; fourth year students will receive one year of support. Students must be nominated by UNC faculty before applying for endorsement.

Hertz 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.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship

This Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship 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 Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge 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 new or first 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 $34,000 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.

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. The EPA has awarded approximately 1,300 fellowships under this program and awards approximately 40 fellowships each year.

Leonard M. Rieser Award

The Leonard M. Rieser Award is the capstone of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Next Generation Program, created to ensure that new voices, steeped in science and public policy, have a trusted platform from which to address the world’s existential challenges. The Rieser Award was established to recognize outstanding emerging science and security experts passionate about advancing peace and security in our time.

The Tylenol Scholarship

The Tylenol Scholarship provides up to $5,000 to students enrolled in public health/health education, medical school, nursing, and/or pharmacy degree programs.

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.

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.

HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS

Beinecke Scholarship

The Beinecke Scholarship provides $34,000 to support graduate education. Students 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.

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 scholarship; please visit the web site for details on each award.

Ertegun Scholarship

Ertegun Scholars, the world’s top graduate students in the humanities, are brought together with one another and with Oxford’s exceptional community of scholars in a unique setting that fosters dialogue across academic disciplines, cultures and generations. Building on this foundation at Oxford, Ertegun Scholars leave the University prepared to be leaders – not only leaders in their chosen fields, but also leaders of global thought and opinion and leaders of positive action for the betterment of humanity. After being selected in a highly competitive review process conducted by a multi-disciplinary Ertegun Scholarships Selection Committee, Ertegun Scholars have the opportunity to attend cost-free one of the world’s oldest and greatest universities. At Oxford, Ertegun Scholars pursue graduate-level study and research in fields as diverse as literature, history, music, archaeology, art history, ancient history, Asian studies, Middle Eastern studies, medieval and modern languages.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

The Gates Cambridge Trust offers about 40 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.

Kress Foundation Fellowships

The Kress Foundation Fellowships provides support to aspiring art historians and art conservators.

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. For a full year of fellowship support, fellows must agree to teach full-time in a secondary school for at least one year.

Smithsonian Fellowships

The Smithsonian Institute offers a number of fellowship and internship programs to pursue independent research projects in a variety of fields.

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.

INTERNATIONAL & FOREIGN LANGUAGE

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.

Boren Awards (National Security Education Program)

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) is a unique scholarship opportunity for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students 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 attempt 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.

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.

DAAD Scholarships

The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdients or DAAD) selects highly qualified students (with at least junior standing) for scholarships supporting 10 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.

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program that provides up to AUD$272,500 for study, research or professional development opportunities between Australia and the world. The program builds Australia’s reputation for excellence in education, supports the internationalization of the Australian higher education and research sectors, and offers high-achieving individuals opportunities to increase their knowledge and expertise in their field. The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships form part of the Australia Awards initiative established in 2009, which brings together scholarships offered by the Department of Education (the Department), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

Ertegun Scholarship

Ertegun Scholars, the world’s top graduate students in the humanities, are brought together with one another and with Oxford’s exceptional community of scholars in a unique setting that fosters dialogue across academic disciplines, cultures and generations. Building on this foundation at Oxford, Ertegun Scholars leave the University prepared to be leaders – not only leaders in their chosen fields, but also leaders of global thought and opinion and leaders of positive action for the betterment of humanity. After being selected in a highly competitive review process conducted by a multi-disciplinary Ertegun Scholarships Selection Committee, Ertegun Scholars have the opportunity to attend cost-free one of the world’s oldest and greatest universities. At Oxford, Ertegun Scholars pursue graduate-level study and research in fields as diverse as literature, history, music, archaeology, art history, ancient history, Asian studies, Middle Eastern studies, medieval and modern languages.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia

The Freeman Awards are 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.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

The Gates Cambridge Trust offers about 40 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.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

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.

The Killam Fellowships Program

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.

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 study in the Division of Graduate Studies, Hebrew University.

Luce Scholars Program

The Luce Scholars Program 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.

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.

Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship

Pershing Square Scholars are extraordinary individuals with a passion for tackling world-scale issues while delivering sustainable and scalable impact. In the 21st Century, Pershing Square Scholars will redefine what it means to be a transformative global leader. The Pershing Square Foundation has endowed up to five scholarships per year, which support extraordinary individuals in developing and realizing their potential as future global leaders by fully funding the MBA year of the Oxford 1+1 program. Candidates will be invited to apply for the Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship once they have been accepted to the Oxford 1+1 MBA.

Schwarzman Scholars program

The Schwarzman Scholars program, inspired by the Rhodes Scholarships, is designed to train future leaders to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond by preparing them to better understand China, its role in global trends and their role as future leaders. Scholars will have an unrivaled opportunity to live in Beijing for a year of study and cultural immersion, attending lectures, traveling and developing first-hand exposure to China and its people. Scholars will develop their leadership skills through a one-year master’s degree in public policy, international relations, or economics and business at Tsinghua University, one of China’s most prestigious institutes of higher education.

The St. Andrew’s Society of North Carolina

The St. 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.

 

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MINORITY

American Political Science Association (APSA) Minority Fellows Program

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.

CBCF Emerging Leaders: US-China Study Delegation

CBCF Emerging Leaders is a study abroad program designed to provide African-American students living or attending school in Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) member districts with the opportunity to experience Chinese culture and learn Mandarin during a two-week visit to China. Through this initiative, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) aims to promote African Americans’ interest in career and study options involving US-China relations, thereby expanding opportunities for African Americans in an era of increasing globalization. Applicants must be current sophomores, juniors, and seniors majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics-related (STEM) fields, business or trade who have a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale and meet other eligibility requirements.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Scholarship Program

The mission of CHCI Scholarship Program is to provide critical financial assistance that will increase graduation rates among Latino students in post-secondary education. CHCI’s scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (CGSM) MBA Minority Fellowships

Students who have admitted to one of the 11 schools that comprise the consortium may be eligible to win a Fellowship.

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 scholarship; please visit the web site for details on each award.

Echoing Green Global, Black Male Achievement, and Climate Fellowships

The Echoing Green Fellowship Program is awarded annually to leaders and social entrepreneurs who have original and compelling ideas for driving social change. The Fellowships provide students with tools and resources to start new autonomous public service projects or organizations. A two-year $80,000 stipend, health-care benefits, a professional development stipend, and access to the Echoing Green network of social entrepreneurs, training and technical assistance are provided.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities

The Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities is a three-year award for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs. Sixty Fellowships are granted, with stipends of $17,000.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minorities

The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minorities, 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.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund 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.

National Black MBA Association Scholarships

The National Black MBA Association® provides financial support to students pursuing careers in business, academia, and related professions. Recipients must be members of the Association and enrolled in either undergraduate studies or in master’s programs.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarships

The National Italian American Foundation provides scholarship awards ranging from $2,000-$12,000 and to Italian Americans in programs of undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, and legal study.

National Medical Fellowships

The National Medical Fellowship program is dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented minority physicians and other professionals in the healthcare workforce. The organization offers a variety of scholarships and awards.

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.

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.

Student Scholarship Search: African American Student Scholarship Resources

The Student Scholarship Search is a clearing house of scholarships, many targeted at African American Students.

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.

MEDICAL

AAMC Medical Scientist Training Program

The AAMC Medical Scientist Training Program provides funding support for M.D. – Ph.D. programs at 39 U.S. medical schools.

A. Cartland Shackford Medical Fellowship (for women)

The A. Cartland Shackford Medical Fellowship provides $10,000 or more to women graduates of any American institution for the study of medicine with a view to general practice, not psychiatry.

Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society Graduate Fellowships

Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society scholarships are available to members. For more information, call (478 )744-9595.

Chinese American Medical Society

Since 1973, the Chinese American Medical Society has awarded three to five scholarships a year to medical and/or dental students of Chinese descent.

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 scholarship; please visit the web site for details on each award.

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.

National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge 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 Italian American Foundation Scholarships

The National Italian American Foundation provides scholarship awards ranging from $2,000-$12,000 and to Italian Americans in programs of undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, and legal study.

National Medical Fellowships

The National Medical Fellowship program is dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented minority physicians and other professionals in the healthcare workforce. The organization offers a variety of scholarships and awards.

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (Graduate Fellowship Program)

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society scholarships are available to members. For more information, call (800) 804-9880 or contact the society by e-mail.

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.

The Tylenol Scholarship

The Tylenol Scholarship provides up to $5,000 to students enrolled in public health/health education, medical school, nursing, and/or pharmacy degree programs.

LAW

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship grants 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school. During his term as ABA President, William G. Paul initiated the scholarship to encourage racially and ethnically diverse students to apply to and attend law school.

Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship

The Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship is awarded to 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.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarships

The National Italian American Foundation provides scholarship awards ranging from $2,000-$12,000 and to Italian Americans in programs of undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, and legal study.

The Herbert Lehman Education Fund

Provides awards to African-American students who are pursuing undergraduate or law degrees.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund 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.

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.

MBA

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (CGSM) MBA Minority Fellowships 

Students who have been admitted to one of the 11 schools that comprise the consortium may be eligible to win a Fellowship.

National Black MBA Association Scholarships

The National Black MBA Association® provides financial support to students pursuing careers in business, academia, and related professions. Recipients must be members of the Association and enrolled in either undergraduate studies or in master’s programs.

Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship

Pershing Square Scholars are extraordinary individuals with a passion for tackling world-scale issues while delivering sustainable and scalable impact. In the 21st Century, Pershing Square Scholars will redefine what it means to be a transformative global leader. The Pershing Square Foundation has endowed up to five scholarships per year, which support extraordinary individuals in developing and realizing their potential as future global leaders by fully funding the MBA year of the Oxford 1+1 program. Candidates will be invited to apply for the Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship once they have been accepted to the Oxford 1+1 MBA.

Schwarzman Scholars program

The Schwarzman Scholars program, inspired by the Rhodes Scholarships, is designed to train future leaders to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond by preparing them to better understand China, its role in global trends and their role as future leaders. Scholars will have an unrivaled opportunity to live in Beijing for a year of study and cultural immersion, attending lectures, traveling and developing first-hand exposure to China and its people. Scholars will develop their leadership skills through a one-year master’s degree in public policy, international relations, or economics and business at Tsinghua University, one of China’s most prestigious institutes of higher education.

UNC STUDENTS

Christopher Mead Armitage and Pauline Brooks Armitage Scholarship for Visiting Students

The Christopher Mead Armitage and Pauline Brooks Armitage Scholarship for Visiting Students is a scholarship opportunity for students accepted to the Visiting Student Program at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition, housing, and most meals for the Michaelmas term at St Edmund Hall. The scholarship may be awarded to one UNC-CH undergraduate student in the Arts and Humanities each year. Once awarded, scholarships are not transferable to a later semester.

Burch Fellowship

Burch Fellows create their own unique educational experiences and travel the globe to pursue their passions. Designed for students with extraordinary ability, promise, and imagination, Burch Fellowships provide up to $6,000 to support off-campus learning experiences like these: working with NASA astrobiologists to answer questions about the possibility of life on other planets; jamming with jazz musicians in Cuba; traveling to the Philippines to study how bamboo can mitigate the effects of climate change.

Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship

The Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship enables students to embark on a summer internship focused on learning and working in international sports entrepreneurship. Fellows receive up to $5,000 to support self-designed learning experiences like these: working for an Australian Baseball league franchise; leading a social media campaign for a pro cricket franchise in the India Premier League; helping a soccer start-up get off the ground in Tanzania.

Anne L. and S. Epes Robinson Honors Fellowship

Robinson Honors Fellows delve deeply into the history and culture of Europe and the Mediterranean, from the golden age of Greece to the upheaval of World War I. Fellows receive up to $6,000 to pursue projects that explore art, literature, history, music, philosophy, political thought, and religion.

William W. and Ida W. Taylor and James S. Gold Faculty-Mentored Research Fellowships

Taylor and Gold Fellowships support students engaged in faculty-mentored research projects during the summer. Fellows receive up to $4,000 to continue work they have begun with a faculty member, to get a head start on a Senior Honors Thesis, or to travel to distant libraries, labs, or archives that might otherwise be beyond reach.

William D. Weir Honors Fellowship in Asian Studies

Weir Honors Fellows become fluent in Mandarin and gain practical, independent work experience in China, home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations and the 21st century’s fastest growing economy. Fellows spend the Spring semester in Beijing for intensive language study, then complete an eight-week summer internship in either Beijing or Shanghai exploring careers in fields such as banking, law, journalism, public health, and historic preservation.