Fellowship programs and scholarships are designed to give current students and recent graduates opportunities for research, personal development, and international experience. The list of fellowships provided below will allow you to examine the opportunities available, the selection criteria for each program, and the application procedures. Fellowships may include university coursework, independent research, special projects, or some combination. Grantees often have the opportunity to live and work in a different country.

If you are interested in pursuing any of these opportunities, please consult with Dr. Philip Benesch, associate professor of politics, who serves as faculty director of external scholarships and fellowships. He will identify potential student candidates for various scholarship and fellowship opportunities, maintain information sources, and provide guidance to students, faculty, and alumni during the application process. Email scholarfellow@lvc.edu for additional information.

Fellowships & Scholarships

American Association for the Advancement of Science-Mass Media, Science and Engineering Fellowships

Application Date: Jan. 15-16

Students Eligible: Applicants must be enrolled as college or university students (graduate, doctoral, or upper level undergraduates) — or within one year of a completed degree — in the physical, biological, geological, health, engineering, computer, or social sciences or mathematics in order to apply.Students enrolled in English, journalism, science journalism, or other non-technical fields are not eligible for these fellowships.Successful applicants are required to attend an orientation at AAAS headquarters at the beginning of the summer (early June) and a wrap-up session at the end of the summer (mid-August). They will prepare reports on the progress of their fellowships throughout their placement.

Date of Program: Summer after application cycle

Program Information/Amount of Award: To strengthen connection between scientists and journalists, scientists work with journalists to make science news easy for the public to understand

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American Psychology Association Minority Fellowship Program

Application Date: Jan. 15 or May 1

Students Eligible: Our ultimate goal is to help promising graduate students, postdoctoral trainees and early career professionals achieve lasting success in areas related to ethnic minority psychology. To this end, the MFP provides financial support, professional development activities, and opportunities for professional and personal guidance. Ethnic minority students are encouraged to apply.

Date of Program: Dates Vary

Program Information/Amount of Award: Be sure to check out the website, there are multiple scholarships posted. 1. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) Predoctoral Fellowship: Promote culturally competent behavioral health services and policy for ethnic minority populations. 2. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) Postdoctoral Fellowship: The goal of the Postdoctoral MHSAS Fellowship Program is to encourage and facilitate the specialized training of postdoctoral psychologists, Increase the number of ethnic minority psychologists providing behavioral health services and developing policy for ethnic minority populations. The program seeks to accomplish the following objectives, Promote culturally competent behavioral health services and policy for ethnic minority populations, Increase the number of ethnic minority psychologists providing behavioral health services and developing policy for ethnic minority populations. 3. Services for Transition Age Youth (STAY) Fellowship: MFP supports the following financial and training opportunities for terminal master’s students in order to further their development in areas related to mental health services for ethnic minority youth ages 16 through 25 and their families. This is a federally funded program to support terminal master’s level training in psychology that seeks to: Promote culturally competent mental health services for ethnic minority transition age youth and their families.Increase the number of ethnic minority service providers in psychology who are providing mental health services for this population. Provides funding for predoctoral candidates and postdoctoral candidates, depending on scholarship.

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American-Scandinavian Foundation Awards

Application Date: Nov. 1 

Students Eligible: Competed undergraduate, some knowledge of language proficiency whether the research project requires it or not.

Date of Program: April 15

Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides funding for students to study in Scandanavian countries, Fellowships/Grants to study in Scandanavia, Translation competition or alternative funding for Study in Scandanavia

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AMGEN Scholars Program

Application Date: Feb. 01, 2016

Students Eligible: Sophmore, Junior or non-graduating Senior GPA of 3.2 or above, interest in pursuing PHD or MD

Date of Program: Summer 2016

Program Information/Amount of Award: Opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the world's leading educational institutions. The Program seeks to increase learning and networking opportunities for students committed to pursuing science or engineering careers and to spark the interest and broaden the perspective of students considering scientific careers. Ultimately, the Program aims to increase the number of students pursuing advanced training and careers in the sciences.

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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

Application Date: Jan. 22, 2016

Students Eligible: Junior or Senior students in outstanding academic standing

Date of Program: July 31, 2016

Program Information/Amount of Award: The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Application Date: March 2016

Students Eligible: Must receive federal pell grant, Have proof of acceptance to a study abroad program that is eligible for credit at your institution, program must be at least 4 weeks long and may not exceed 1 year

Date of Program: May-16

Program Information/Amount of Award: The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints

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Bioethics Predoctoral Fellowships at NIH

Application Date: Pre-doctoral January 15, post-doctoral December 31 

Students Eligible: Pre doctoral: Interest in bioethics, previous experience not required, Completed or expected to complete undergraduate degree prior to start of fellowship, Completion of most recent degree no more than 2 years prior to the fellowship, Planning to pursue MD, JD, PhD or related degree , Evidence of academic achievements and analytical thinking, Commitment to scholarship in bioethics Post-doctoral: Interest in bioethics, previous experience not required, Completed or expected to complete graduate degree (MD, JD, PhD or related ) prior to start of fellowship, Completion of graduate degree no more than 5 years prior to the fellowship, Evidence of academic achievements and analytical thinking, Commitment to scholarship in bioethics

Date of Program: Program Begins September following application cycle

Program Information/Amount of Award: Research in bioethics

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Captain Charles Thomas Cooper III Don Quixote Scholarship

Application Date, Summer: Feb. 1, 2019
Application Date, Fall Semester: April 1, 2019
Application Date, Spring Semester: Nov. 1, 2019

Students Eligible: Financial need as determined by the applicant's FAFSA form; evidence of academic excellence; evidence of strong character and leadership. Contact the Department of Languages or Center for Global Education for additional information or to apply.

Program Information/Amount of the Award: All students are eligible to apply. The Don Quixote Scholarship will provide up to $3,500 for students to study in an LVC sponsored/supported program where French, German, or Spanish languages will be studied. 

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Application Date: Jan. 15, 2016

Students Eligible: Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year. No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration (except in cases where the student has completed a joint bachelor's/master's degree program). The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials. 

Date of Program: 1 year from day of acceptance

Program Information/Amount of Award: Work as research assistant to endowment's senior associates.

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Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program

Application Date: Sept. 21, 2017

Students Eligible: Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2018 for a two-year program at a U.S. university. They can be in their senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2018, or they can be college graduates.

Program Information/Amount of Award: 

Attract and prepare students careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through U.S. foreign policy. Encouraged application of members of minority groups and those with financial need.

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DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

Application Date: Jan. 31, 2016

Students Eligible: Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or an independent study abroad semester or year.

Date of Program: September 2016-July 2017 (4 to 10 months)

Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides funding for German Study, internships or research.

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The Davies-Jackson Scholarship

Application Date: November 2016

Students Eligible: First in family to graduate college, outstanding academic record

Date of Program: January 2017

Program Information/Amount of Award: Program at Cambridge to pursue second BA

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Eben Tisdale Fellowship

Application Date: Feb. 10, 2015

Students Eligible: The Tisdale Fellowship is designed for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested technology and public policy. The selection committee will be looking for students with a concrete record of academic achievement and civic mindedness. A background in computer science or other high-technology fields is helpful but not required.

Date of Program: June 6-July 31, 2015

Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides a full scholarship of $7,995 to attend the Institute on Business and Government Affairs (IBGA) as well as a $1,000 stipend. Through IBGA, Tisdale Fellows will be placed with a high-tech company, firm or trade association, take two classes worth six credits from George Mason University, and live in furnished apartments on George Washington University’s downtown campus. Fellows will also attend weekly issues seminar lunches hosted by Tisdale sponsors, as well as briefings at institutions such as the U.S. Capitol, Department of State, World Bank, and Federal Reserve.

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Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowships Programs

Application Date: Predoctoral application: Nov. 20, 2015, Dissertation application: Nov. 13, 2015, Postdoctoral application: Nov. 13, 2015

Students Eligible: TAll citizens, nationals, and permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card) of the United States, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation, Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level

Date of Program: For Grad School

Program Information/Amount of Award: Awards for research based study in PhD programs

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Fulbright Program

Students Eligible: Must have bachelor's degree and proficiency in host language within the country of study

Date of Program: Dates vary

Program Information/Amount of Award: International Exchange program to promote understanding between the US and other cultures. Grants are available to conduct research and teach English.

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Fulbright UK Summer Programs

Application Date: 2016

Students Eligible: Need to have at least 2 years of undergraduate study left.

Date of Program: Summer Program

Program Information/Amount of Award: Covers all fees and tuition for an academic and cultural program in the UK over the summer

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Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

Application Date: February 1, 2019

Students Eligible: Undergraduate college or university student who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. They must participate in a study abroad program that is eligible for credit at the student's home institution and of at least four weeks (28 days) in duration in the country/countries.

Program Information/Amount of Award: FEA awards scholarships of up to $10,000 for students who plan to study abroad for a full academic year; up to $5,000 for students who plan to study abroad during the fall or spring semester; and awards that are prorated by number of weeks in-country (minimum of $1,250) for students studying abroad during the summer. 

Preference: FEA gives preference to students with demonstrated financial need, and strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. These groups include, but are not limited to: First-generation students, minority students, and community college students. 

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Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Application Date: Oct. 14, 2015 or Dec. 2, 2015

Students Eligible: The most outstanding students. The award is very competitive and prestigious.

Date of Program: Interviews in late January or March, You will find out a week after the interview if you have received the fellowship

Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides funds for graduate study at the University of Cambridge

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Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

Application Date: Feb. 02, 2016

Students Eligible: Undergraduate junior or senior, The primary criteria for selection include: extensive record of campus and community service; commitment to a career in government or the nonprofit and advocacy sectors; communication skills and a high probability of becoming a "change agent"; and a strong academic record with likely acceptance to the graduate school of the candidate's choice.

Date of Program: Scholar posting- April 22, 2016

Program Information/Amount of Award: Funding for Graduate Study, Priority application to Graduate programs, special internships in government

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Humanity in Action

Application Date: Jan. 7, 2016

Students Eligible: Currently enrolled undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors), recent graduates (classes of 2014 and 2015). Applicants of minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Date of Program: May 24-June 26, 2016

Program Information/Amount of Award: Applicants who are passionate about active and responsible citizenship, diversity, and human rights.


The IHS Ph.D. Scholarship

Application Date: Mar. 01, 2016

Students Eligible: Students enrolled in a PhD program having to do with the advancement of Liberty and economics

Date of Program: Notified May 1, 2016

Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides up to 1500 dollars of financial support to those entering or enrolled in a PhD that advances the progress of individual liberty and economic freedom. *Also makes eligible for the human studies program

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Institute of International Education

Application Date: N/A

Students Eligible: Search engine for study abroad scholarships

Date of Program: N/A

Program Information/Amount of Award: Database of study abroad scholarships

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The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

Application Date: Mar. 01, 2016

Students Eligible: One fellowship per state per year, outstanding student with a desire to teach the constitution in secondary school, bachelor's degree, but may also be a teacher.

Date of Program: Grad School - 2 years

Program Information/Amount of Award: Pays fees for master's degree and requires that you teach grades 7 to 12 after recieving the degree

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Marshall Scholarships

Application Date: October 2, 2017

Students Eligible: Graduate of Bachelors program pursuing Graduate study, must have GPA of 3.7 or higher

Date of Program: One semester to one year

Program Information/Amount of Award: Finance degree for US citizen in UK

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The Mitchell Scholarship Program

Application Date: October 2016

Students Eligible: Between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: scholarship, leadership, and, a sustained commitment to community and public service.

Date of Program: N/A

Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides funding for students studying at a university in Ireland

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The Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarship

Application Date: Mar. 02, 2016

Students Eligible: Interest in advocacy for indian tribes, through tribal policy and native health care

Date of Program: Scholars announced May 1

Program Information/Amount of Award: Scholarship for up to $7000 towards academic study

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National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship program

Application Date: Jan. 04, 2016

Students Eligible: Students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.

Date of Program: Late July 2016

Program Information/Amount of Award: Scholarship support, paid research at NIH in the summer, Paid employment and training at NIH after graduation

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The National Security Education Program: David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

Application Date: Feb. 09, 2016

Students Eligible: Provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East

Date of Program: June 1st, 2016 is the earliest a program can start for this deadline

Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides funding for undergraduate students to underrepresented areas in study abroad.

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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Application Date: October 2016

Students Eligible: Recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

Date of Program: N/A

Program Information/Amount of Award: 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.

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Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Application Date: November 2016

Students Eligible: Must be New American (naturalized citizen, green card holder or DACA recipient if born abroad), under 31 years, and college senior or holder of bachelor's degree

Date of Program: Grad school- 2 years

Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides stipend support and up to 50% of tuition and fees, supports up to 2 years of graduate study

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The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

Application Date: Jan. 7, 2016

Students Eligible: 

Undergraduate students- juniors expected to receive bachelor's degree in Spring 2017, with intent to attend a two year master's program and then join the Foreign Service

Graduate Students- Applicants seeking admission to a two year graduate program in public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages with intent to join the foreign service

Date of Program: Senior year and 1st year of grad school or 2 years of grad school and two summer internships

Program Information/Amount of Award: Pays for either senior year of undergraduate and 1st year of graduate or two years of graduate, two summer internships and then entrance into the foreign service

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Princeton in Asia (PiA)

Application Date: Nov-13

Students Eligible: Bachelor's degree and english language skills ability to travel to Princeton for Interviews

Date of Program: Finalization of positions is mid March to April

Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides funding toteach or study at a University in Asia to promote further understanding and cooperation

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The Rhodes Scholarships

Application Date: October 2016

Students Eligible: 20-24 years of age, U.S. Citizen

Date of Program: N/A

Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides financial support for students to pursue degree at Oxford University in England

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Schwarzman Scholarship

Application Date: September 28, 2017

Students Eligible: Bachelor's degree, English language proficiency, 18-29 years old, academic excellence

Date of Program: June 2018

Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides funding for study in Beijing to prepare future leaders

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Mr. and Mrs. Spencer T. Olin Fellowships

Application Date: Jan. 25, 2016

Students Eligible: Women going to study for professional degrees, must go to Washington university for these programs: Arts & Sciences (MAEd, MAT, MFA, MM, PhD), Brown School of Social Work (MPH, MSW, PhD), Engineering & Applied Science (PhD), Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts (MArch, MFA, MLA, MUD), Law (JD), Medicine (AuD, DOT, DPT, MD, PhD), Olin Business School (MBA, PhD)

Date of Program: Announced in March

Program Information/Amount of Award: To encourage women of exceptional promise to prepare for careers in higher education and the professions.To continue and extend the historically important contributions of Monticello to the education of women.To extend the influence of Washington University by assisting in the advanced education of outstanding women who are likely to make significant contributions to higher education. All Olin Fellows receive full tuition remission for up to four years, provided they continue to make satisfactory academic progress. They are also eligible for a grant to defray the cost of professional travel. In addition, Fellows in PhD programs will receive a stipend equal to or in excess of other awards in their discipline.

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