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Scholarships Beyond BSC

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Interested in Post Baccalaureate Study and Research, undergraduate fellowships and competitive internships, or Post Baccalaureate Internships or Service opportunities?  This page lists some of the many options available to you.  For more information on these fellowships and on the application process, please contact:

Dr. Katy Leonard
BSC Postbaccalaureate Advisor
kleonard@bsc.edu
Norton 262

Post Baccalaureate Study and Research

Blakemore Freeman Fellowship

Supports one year of full-time, advanced language study in East or Southeast Asia. Fellows must be pursuing a professional or academic career that involves regular use of a modern Asian language.
blakemorefoundation.org
Deadline: December


Boren Fellowships

up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research inareas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
www.borenawards.org
Deadline: January of senior year


Carnegie Endowment’s Junior Fellowship Program

Awarded to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and recent graduates, recipients work for one year as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates. They receive a $36,000 annual stipend and conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings. To be eligible, candidates must be nominated by the faculty representative at their undergraduate institution.
carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrfellows
Deadline: November of senior year


Cooke Graduate Scholarship

Graduate Arts Award provides for up to $50,000 per year for up to three years to college seniors and recent graduates with significant financial need who will pursue a graduate or professional degree in the visual arts, performing arts, or creative writing. To be eligible, candidates must be nominated by the faculty representative at their undergraduate institution.
www.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarships
Deadline: November of senior year


Fulbright (U.S. Student Program)

Advances cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding by placing students in research and teaching positions across the globe. The U.S. Department of State sponsors the Fulbright Program, which provides funds for students to study abroad to promote cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding through research or teaching abroad the year following their undergraduate degree. Fulbright scholars receive full expenses or travel costs.
us.fulbrightonline.org
Deadline: September of senior year


Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Full cost scholarships for outstanding applicants from outside the United Kingdom to pursue a postgraduate degree in any subject at the University of Cambridge.
www.gatescambridge.org/
Deadline: October


Madison Graduate Fellowship

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation promotes improved teaching of the U.S. Constitution in secondary schools. Students pursuing a master’s degree in order to teach American history, American government, or social studies should apply. Maximum award is $24,000 for two years.
www.jamesmadison.com
Deadline: February of senior year


Marshall Scholarships

Open to U.S. citizens who are graduates of an accredited four-year college or university who have at least a 3.7 GPA, these scholarships cover tuition, travel, and living expenses for two years at a British university.
www.marshallscholarship.org
Deadline: October of senior year.


Mellon

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provides grants to students pursuing graduate study leading to a Ph.D. in a humanistic discipline for the purpose of a teaching career. Maximum award is first year tuition and fees plus $14,750.
www.mellon.org
Deadline: December of senior year


Mitchell Scholarship

Tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Criteria for selection include scholarship, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service.
www.us-irelandalliance.org
Deadline: October of senior year


National Science Foundation (GRFP)

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides $30,000 annual stipend plus $10,500 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees for three years for graduate study for individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.
www.nsfgrfp.org
Deadline: August of senior year


Rhodes Scholarships

Begun in 1902, the Rhodes Scholarships allow outstanding students from many countries around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of graduate study at Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. Rhodes Trustees pay all of the scholar’s educational expenses.
www.rhodesscholar.org
Deadline: October of senior year


Rotary Global Scholar Grant

The Rotary Global Scholar Grant is for graduate study in an accredited institution outside of the United States. Applicants must study in an academic field that clearly supports one or more of the Rotary Foundation's Six Areas of Focus (the world's most challenging humanitarian needs). The minimum award is $30,000, but may be higher.
www.rotary.org/global-grants
Deadline: fall of senior year


The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Provides a stipend for college graduates to work for six to nine months at a nonprofit, public-interest organization in Washington, DC, that addresses peace and security issues. Fellows are selected twice a year.
scoville.org
Deadline: January of senior year


Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for the New Americas

Up to two years of tuition and living expenses in support of graduate study for a “New American” (green card holder, naturalized citizen, or a child of naturalized citizens)—in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program—in the United States.
www.pdsoros.org
Deadline: November of senior year


Truman Scholarship

A $30,000 award for students with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education, or public service. Scholarship provides financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service. To be eligible, candidates must be nominated by the faculty representative at their undergraduate institution
www.truman.gov
Deadline: January of junior year.


Undergraduate Opportunities

Boren Scholarship

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 America, and the Middle East.

www.borenawards.org
Deadline: early February


Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA ) Summer Institute

A seven-week summer program that prepares students for graduate programs in international and public affairs. The Institute includes classes on economics, policy issues, statistics, and leadership topics and sponsors programs at UC Berkley, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Michigan, Princeton, and the University of Maryland.

www.ppiaprogram.org/programs/jsi.php
Deadline: November of junior year


Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program pays tribute to Senator Barry M. Goldwater and encourages outstanding undergraduate sophomores and juniors to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. The maximum amount of each scholarship is $7,500 annually.

www.act.org/goldwater
Deadline: January of sophomore/junior year


Presidential Fellows

Undergraduate opportunity for research and conference participation at the Center for the Study of Presidency and Congress.

www.thepresidency.org/index.php
Deadline: rolling


Udall Scholarship

Scholarships of up to $5,000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 to sophomores and juniors committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.

www.udall.gov
Deadline: sophomore/junior year


Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Funding toward tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during the senior year of college and the first year of graduate study. Fellows must commit to pursuing a graduate degree at one of the graduate schools participating in the program, in fields such as international studies, international affairs, public policy, administration, economics, political science or foreign languages.

www.woodrow.org
Deadline: February of junior year


Institute for Public Policy Fellowship

A combination of summer global policy institutes, a study abroad experience, a language institute, and internships that provide a culturally sensitive approach to minority education.

www.uncfsp.org
Deadline: early February of sophomore year


Post Baccalaureate Internships and Service

Americorps

AmeriCorps members address critical needs in communities all across America and receive a small stipend. Includes a variety of program opportunities.

www.americorps.gov
Deadline: varies


Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow

In this social justice program that trains, inspires, and sustains leaders, Hunger Fellows gain field experience fighting hunger and poverty through placements in community-based organizations across the country, and policy experience through placements in Washington, DC.

www.hungercenter.org
Deadline: January


Guest Lecturer Position at Kodolany College in Hungary

Opportunity for select seniors to serve as a junior faculty member for one year teaching conversational English at Kodolany College in Szekesfehervar, Hungary.

www.kodolanyi.hu/en
Deadline: February of senior year


Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)

Teach English in Japan for one to three years, with possibilities of serving in local government organizations as well as public or private primary, junior high or senior high schools. $32,000 stipend per year.

www.jetprogramme.org
Deadline: October of senior year


Peace Corps

Students serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries.

www.peacecorps.gov
Deadline: rolling


Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

An unrestricted cash grant of up to $40,000 for a project that will strengthen civil society.

www.isi.org/programs/fellowships/simon.html
Deadline: senior year


Teach for America

Two years of teaching school in an under-resourced area.

www.teachforamerica.org
Deadline: varies


US2 Program: United Methodist Church Global Ministries

Two-year post-graduate domestic service program through the United Methodist Church that encourages its participants to deepen their faith while learning from and serving with community-based organizations.

new.gbgm-umc.org
Deadline: February


Questions?

Dr. Katy Leonard
BSC Postbaccalaureate Advisor
kleonard@bsc.edu
205-226-4647
Munger 262