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Post-Graduate Studies and Fellowships

  1. Blakemore Asian Language Fellowships
    The Blakemore Foundation was established in 1990 by Thomas and Frances Blakemore to encourage the advanced study of Asian languages and to improve the understanding of Asian fine arts in the United States. Visit the Web site http://www.blakemorefoundation.org/ for additional information.

  2. British Council
    Did you know that you can use your Stafford or PLUS loans to pay for UK tuition costs? There are more than 100 UK universities and colleges approved by the US Department of Education for participation in the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) programs. Learn more about Stafford Loans or from the International Student Loan Center, please visit http://www.britishcouncil.org/usa-education-funding-your-studies.htm

  3. Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program
    The Carnegie Endowment offers fellowships to graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year. These fellowships are located in Washington, D.C., but are geared toward graduates who have a passion for international affairs. Find more information at: http://www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrFellows or contact Anne Ledvina in the Sklenar Center.

  4. Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX)
    This is a State Department-sponsored scholarship program that funds stipends, international flights, German language schools, and internships. For more information and an application, visit the CBYX Web site (http://www.cdsintl.org/cbyx/cbyxfromusa.htm) or call (212-497-3522). The application deadline is December 1 for the program beginning the following July.

  5. Fulbright Program
    The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the US Department of State, is the largest US international exchange program and offers more than 1,400 fellowships each year for recent college graduates. Fellowships from individual countries differ based on subject area and language requirements. Find out more about this remarkable program at: http://www.fulbrightonline.org. BSC Fulbright Program Advisor is Dr. Duane Pontius. The Sklenar Center Associate Director, Anne Ledvina, can provide students with materials and additional support.

  6. George J Mitchell
    The US-Ireland Alliance sponsors a competitive, national scholarship for graduate study by American citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 at institutions of higher learning on the island of Ireland. For more information, please visithttp://www.us-irelandalliance.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=2

  7. George Washington University
    The office of graduate student assistantships and fellowships lists various study abroad fellowships. For the complete list of the fellowships and each description, please visit their website at http://www.gwu.edu/~fellows/Fellowship_Competitions/Study_Abroad/Study_Abroad.html

  8. Marshal Scholarships
    Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. See the following website for further information. http://www.marshallscholarship.org/

  9. NESP Fellowship
    Boren Fellowships provide 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. For more information, please visit http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship

  10. Rhodes Scholar Program
    Each year, graduating senior have the opportunity to apply for a Rhodes scholarship to study at Oxford University for a two-year term with the possibility of extending study for a third year. This award covers all tuition fees and provides a generous stipend for both years of study in England. For more information, please visit the web at http://www.rhodesscholar.org

  11. Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship
    The purpose of the Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for 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 Rotarians and others the experiences that led to greater understanding of their host countries. Generous contributions from Rotarians worldwide represent continued faith that the students who are Ambassadorial Scholars today will be tomorrow's community and world leaders.

    For further information, contact Dr. Wayne Shew.  All applicants must have completed at least two years of university and college course work. Applications are due a year in advance. You may also visit the International Rotary Club Web site at: http://www.rotary.org/foundation/educational/amb_scho/prospect/process/apply.html.

  12. US Department of State
    Various programs are offered. Please visit their website for detailed description for each program. http://careers.state.gov/students/programs.html.

  13. US National Science Foundation - East Asia – Pacific Summer Institutes
    The EAPSI provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering first-hand research experience in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, or Taiwan, and introduction to the science and science policy infrastructure of the respective location, and orientation to the culture and language. For more information, please visit the program's website at http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf03608&org=NSF

  14. Helpful links for beginning your search for Graduate Programs through the World Wide Web:
    http://www.gradschool.com/
    http://www.findamasters.com