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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deadline: October of senior year.


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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deadline: early February of sophomore year

Post Baccalaureate Internships and Service


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

Peace Corps

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

Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

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

Teach for America

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


Dr. Katy Leonard
BSC Postbaccalaureate Advisor
Munger 262