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Fellowship Database

Use this database to search for suitable opportunities from among scores of fellowships and scholarships, representing a wide array of academic areas and types of experiences. Included are fellowships which provide graduate school funding, service-based gap year experiences, teaching or research opportunities, language acquisition and study abroad experiences, recognition and support for research excellence, and business and entrepreneurial opportunities.

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Deadline: Varies by program

Location: Anywhere in the U.S.

Restrictions: Must be at least age 17

Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. Whether your service makes a community safer, gives a child a second chance, or helps protect the environment, you’ll be getting things done through AmeriCorps!

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) Fellowships


Deadline: Late April

Location: Washington D.C.

Restrictions: Must have completed undergraduate degree by program start date. Open to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization.

APAICS is a non-partisan, non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office. Fellowship provides an opportunity to work on policy issues as a staff member of a congressional office.

Banyan Impact Fellowship

American India Foundation

Deadline: January

Location: India

Restrictions: Must be a citizen of the U.S. or India. Must be aged 21 - 34

The American India Foundation’s (AIF’s) Banyan Impact Fellowship is an interdisciplinary experiential learning program that places young professionals from India and the U.S. in service with development organizations in India. Through collaboration and capacity-building, Fellows and local communities exchange knowledge and skills to steer projects that advance social and economic development. Fellows learn about grassroots development and inclusive leadership. Since 2001, AIF has selected, trained, and supported 501 Fellows and 216 partner organizations to scale impact, catalyze change, and build the next generation of socially-minded change makers. AIF provides Fellows with a living stipend, health insurance, professional development, mentorship, and programmatic benefits to enable their service. Selection of Fellows includes a written application and an interview, followed by matching with potential partner organizations for projects.

Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program in New York City

Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program

Deadline: Varies by semester

Location: New York, NY

BGIA provides a unique opportunity for college students and recent college graduates from around the world to take advanced courses in international affairs while working in carefully selected internships based on individual interests—all while experiencing life in Manhattan, the island at the center of the world.

BGIA students engage in the study and practice of international law; international relations theory; global public health; political economy; international reporting; and other aspects of international affairs. BGIA has semester and summer programs.

BGIA is designed for students of all academic majors with a demonstrated interest in international affairs, particularly those entering their third or fourth year of college-level study or those who have recently graduated from college. In exceptional cases, second-year students have also been accepted into the program.

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Barry Goldwater Foundation

Deadline: Mid January (with separate campus deadline of early January)

Location: Any undergraduate institution

Restrictions: Sophomores and Juniors are eligible, through the College's Campus Representative, Fellowship Advisor Susan Albrecht.

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was authorized by the United States Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The creation of this program pays tribute to the leadership, courage, and vision of Senator Goldwater and establishes in his name an endowed recognition program to foster and encourage excellence in science and mathematics. 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 careers in these fields. The premier undergraduate award for students engaged in STEM research.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Institute of International Education, US Dept of State

Deadline: Early October for spring study abroad; early March for summer, fall or full-year study abroad. Can apply in an earlier cycle than necessary.

Location: Various

Restrictions: Applicants must be recipients of a Federal Pell Grant.

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.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships

Blakemore Foundation

Deadline: Late December

Location: East or Southeast Asia

Restrictions: Applicant must be able to devote himself full-time to language study during the grant period. One or more years of graduate school or work or study abroad after an undergraduate degree enhance the chances of success. Applicants do not need to be affiliated with a college or university at the time of application.

Also known as Blakemore Language Grants, Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia in approved language programs (Chinese, Japanese, Korean).

Boren Fellowship

National Security Education Program

Deadline: Late January (institutional nomination required)

Location: Outside of the U.S.

Restrictions: Graduate-STEM fields encouraged, minimum of 12 weeks to 24 months

Fund research and language study proposals by U.S. graduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests

Boren Scholarship

National Security Education Program

Deadline: Early Feb (with separate campus deadline in late Jan - institutional nomination required)

Location: Outside of the U.S.

Restrictions: Undergraduate Funding depends on your reasoning

Fund study abroad by U.S. undergraduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests.

Cambridge Trust Scholarships

Cambridge University

Deadline: December/January, varies by program

Location: Cambridge, UK

The Cambridge Trust is a major source of funding to scholars at Cambridge and offers a number of scholarships for postgraduate students.

Application for consideration is made simultaneously with application for graduate program admission

Capital Fellows Programs

Sacramento State University, Center for California Studies

Deadline: Early February

Location: Sacramento, CA

These programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs, are nationally recognized. The 18 Assembly Fellows, 18 Senate Fellows, 18 Executive Fellows and 10 Judicial Administration Fellows receive an outstanding opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California.

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Deadline: Mid January

Location: Various

Restrictions: Those who have begun graduate studies are not eligible. International students must have attended a university or college in the U.S. and be eligible to work int the U.S. for a full 12 months (August 1 - July 31).

Each year the endowment offers approximately 10-12 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors. They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie junior fellows work as research assistants to the endowment's senior associates. Current projects include: China Studies; Democracy and Rule of Law; Economics-Asia Program; Energy and Climate; Japan Studies; Middle East Studies; Nuclear Policy; Russian and Eurasian Studies; South Asian Studies; Southeast Asian Studies.

Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

Deadline: Late September

Location: Varies

Restrictions: US Citizen

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent, and implement U.S. foreign policy. The Rangel Program selects outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy.

Charles B. Rangel Summer Enrichment Program

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

Deadline: February

Location: Washington DC

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program usually selects participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.

CHCI Public Policy Fellowship Program

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

Deadline: Mid January

Location: Washington, D.C.

Restrictions: For recent college graduates who are Latino. Open to DACA applicants, as citizenship status need not be disclosed.

Paid fellowship for recent college graduates which opens doors for talented young Latinos who are pursuing a career in public policy. Provides significant exposure to leaders in congressional offices, federal agencies, national nonprofit advocacy organizations, government-related institutes. Fellows immerse themselves in the legislative process, spending four days each week learning all facets of public policy. On Fridays, they join other fellows for a full day of leadership development centered on CHCI’s four Pillars of Leadership—Civic Engagement, Social Responsibility, Self Empowerment, and Promoting Community and Hispanic Culture.

City Year


Deadline: Varies

Location: Varies: 29 Cities in 21 States

City Year AmeriCorps members serve in schools all day, every day, preparing students with the social, emotional and academic skills and mindsets to succeed in school and in life.

City Year AmeriCorps members not only make a difference in the lives of students they serve, but also acquire valuable skills that help them and prepare them to be leaders in their communities and their careers.

As City Year continues to innovate alongside our school and district partners, we aim to share what we are learning and contribute to a broader conversation about how to ensure equitable access to learning opportunities for all students.

CLS Spark

Critical Language Scholarship Program

Deadline: Varies by semester

Location: Virtual

Restrictions: US Citizen

CLS Spark is a pilot virtual initiative for U.S. undergraduate students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world. Designed to leverage best practices in online language learning developed by the CLS Program during the pandemic, CLS Spark provides American students the opportunity to study critical languages virtually when they may not have access to language learning on their campuses or the ability to travel overseas. Participants will spend an academic year learning either Arabic, Chinese or Russian through online classes and activities facilitated by native speakers at a host institution abroad.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals

Joint Program between US and German Governments

Deadline: Early November

Location: Germany

Restrictions: US Citizenship required

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18½–24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

Coro Fellows Program


Deadline: Mid-January

Location: L.A., NYC, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, St. Louis

Restrictions: Applicants may include individuals who have recently completed their undergraduate or graduate degrees, as well as those with several years of work experience. They are emerging innovators in business, policy and government who demonstrate exceptional leadership through their accomplishments, curiosity and civic involvement.

The Coro Fellows Program uses the city as a classroom to train the next generation of change makers. Today’s complex urban environments present constantly evolving challenges and opportunities, creating an increasing need for versatile leaders with the ability to forge connections and lead across the non-profit, business and government sectors. Competitively selected applicants will join an intimate cohort of 12 participants for the nine-month program, with each cohort encompassing a wide range of communities, interests, ideologies and experiences.

Critical Language Scholarship

Critical Language Scholarship Program

Deadline: Mid November

Location: Various, outside the U.S.

Restrictions: Open to students in all majors who are at least 18 years of age and who have completed at least one year of academic study. 14 languages are offered, with requirements ranging from no previous experience to two years of prior study. No previous study required for Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish or Urdu. One year required for Arabic or Persian. Two years required for Chinese, Japanese or Russian.

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

Cultural Ambassadors

Consejeria de Educacion Embajada de Espana

Deadline: Application opens in early February and closes in mid-April. Applicants are strongly advised to apply early.

Location: Spain

Restrictions: U.S. or Canadian citizen

The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain. The program is primarily devoted to providing US and Canadian students and graduates - majoring in any subject - who are native speakers of English or French with the opportunity to assist foreign language teachers in a variety of schools in Spain and to learn about
Spanish culture and society and also about its education system. Ambassadors assist teachers in the English or French programs in elementary, secondary or language schools 12-16 class periods a week.

DAAD German Studies Research Grant (Undergraduate or Graduate)

DAAD German Academic Exchange Service

Deadline: Varies depending upon timing of research experience sought; either May 1 or November 1

Location: Germany

Restrictions: *Must be US citizens. *Support cannot be provided for stays in Germany in the context of study abroad programs.

This specialized DAAD program offers German Studies Research Grants to highly-qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department/program chairs. The grant may be used for short-term research (one to two months) in Germany. The program is designed to encourage research and promote the study of cultural, political, historical, economic and social aspects of modern and contemporary German affairs from an inter- and multidisciplinary perspective.


German Federal Foreign Office

Deadline: December 15

Location: Germany

RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Germany offers undergraduate students from North American, British and Irish universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions.

Students are matched with a host university or institute according to their area of interest (biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field)

German language is not required and the working language will be in English

DAAD Study Scholarship (Graduate)

DAAD German Academic Exchange Service

Deadline: November

Location: Germany

Restrictions: One's last degree must have been completed no more than 6 years prior to application. DAAD scholarship recipients are not permitted to receive supplementary funding through any other German funding body.

Highly qualified final year undergraduate students or those who have received an undergraduate degree of all disciplines may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a full Master's degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master's degree program completed in the home country. Study Scholarships are granted for one academic year with the possibility of a one-year extension for those wishing to complete a full degree program in Germany.

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF)

US Department of Energy

Deadline: Mid-January

Location: Varies

Restrictions: US Citizens or lawful permanent residents

Established in 1991, the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.

The program fosters a community of energetic and committed Ph.D. students, alumni, DOE laboratory staff and other scientists who want to have an impact on the nation while advancing their research. Fellows come from diverse scientific and engineering disciplines but share a common interest in using computing in their research.

Dill Fund

G. Michael Dill Fund at Wabash College

Deadline: Late March

Location: Varies

Through the generosity of Michael Dill '71 and his family, Wabash is able to fund, in the form of a stipend, selected student internship projects, independent study, or service projects.

Dorot Fellowship in Israel

Dorot Foundation

Deadline: Mid-January

Location: Israel

The Dorot Fellowship is designed to assemble and empower a network of young Jewish lay leaders to enliven the American Jewish landscape. Each year, 12 Dorot Fellows are chosen to live in Israel, where they sharpen the characteristics and skills, acquire the experience, and broaden the networks required for Jewish leadership in the 21st Century. The Fellowship enhances their ability to observe where change is needed, to assess and interpret the actions needed to bring about change, and then to act upon that knowledge by intervening and becoming active players in the social change process. The Dorot Fellowship encompasses both individual and communal learning experiences. Each Fellow devises a Personal Learning Program, comprised of formal and experiential learning and volunteer activities. In addition, Dorot Fellows and Educators exist in a Collaborative Learning Community in which all members take responsibility for developing and executing a communal learning agenda throughout the year. Through travel, study, and dialogue (among themselves and with others), the Dorot Learning Community seeks to assist Fellows with their personal learning goals, so as to develop a sophisticated understanding of Israeli society, and to address both the breadth and depth of issues critical to Jewish communal leadership. Upon their return from Israel, Fellows participate in the Dorot Fellowship Network, an ever-growing cadre of innovators, reformers, creative artists, organizers and activists who are working together to enliven the American Jewish landscape.

Echoing Green Fellowships

Echoing Green

Deadline: October

Location: Anywhere in the world

Restrictions: Ineligible programs are students, scholarships and research projects; lobbying or faith-based organizations; books, films, scripts or plays; existing organizations which have grown beyond start-up phase.

Echoing Green’s world-renowned two-year Fellowship program provides more than $2 million in seed funding to a diverse group of the world’s most promising social entrepreneurs. Echoing Green Fellows are the innovators, instigators, pioneers, and rebels that reject the status quo and drive positive social change all over the world. While their work, their geographies, and even their approaches may be as varied as the problems they are working to solve, their common passion and commitment form the base of this robust, active community of leaders. Echoing Green Fellows work on six continents, on issues such as economic development, education, environmental sustainability, health, hunger & poverty alleviation, justice & human rights, racial & gender equity.

Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

Congressional Hunger Center

Deadline: Mid-January

Location: Washington D.C.

Restrictions: Must have completed bachelor's degree by the start of the program.

CHC is invested in developing a movement of anti-hunger leaders who are creating the political will necessary to end hunger. The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is a social justice program that trains, inspires, and sustains leaders. Fellows (16) gain field experience fighting hunger and poverty through placements in community based organizations across the country, and policy experience through placements in Washington, D.C. The program bridges community-based efforts and national public policy, and fellows develop as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty.

Fellowship for Americans in the Nordic Countries

American-Scandinavian Foundation

Deadline: Early November

Location: Denmark, Greenland, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sámpi, and Sweden

Restrictions: US Citizens or Permanent Residents

ASF’s award program for study and research abroad has been the Foundation’s most long-standing commitment to educational exchange. During the past 100 years, over 4,000 fellowships and grants have been given to Americans in the Nordic region (Denmark, Greenland, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sámpi, and Sweden) and Scandinavians in the US engaged in study, research, or creative arts projects.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Deadline: Mid December

Location: Varies

Restrictions: US Citizens, DACA, permanent residents, asylees

Through its program of fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Freeman Asia

Institute of International Education

Deadline: Varies (Semester before time abroad)

Location: East or Southeast Asia

Restrictions: Undergraduate student for study abroad in East and Southeast Asia

Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

Fulbright Commision

Deadline: Early October (with campus deadline mid-September)

Location: Worldwide

Restrictions: Depending upon the country to which the candidate is applying, there may be language proficiency requirements. The country page at the Fulbright site should be consulted for any additional stipulations, requirements or preferences.

The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers. ETAs help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. The age and academic level of the students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level. Applicants for ETA Programs can apply to only one country.

Fulbright National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship

Institute of International Education, US Dept of State

Deadline: October

Location: Any eligible Fulbright country

Restrictions: US Citizen

The Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship, a component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, provides opportunities for selected Fulbright U.S. Student grantees to participate in an academic year of storytelling on a globally significant theme. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society.

Fulbright U.S. Student Study/Research Award

Fulbright Commision

Deadline: Early October (with campus deadline in Mid-September)

Location: Worldwide

Restrictions: Applicants must familiarize themselves with the requirements of the potential host nation. Many times, though not always, a minimum level of foreign language proficiency is specified.

The study/research award category includes projects in both academic and arts fields. The study/research grants are available in approximately 140 countries. Applicants for these grants design their own projects and will typically work with advisors at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. Program requirements vary by country, so the applicant’s first step is to familiarize himself with the program summary for the host country. Creative and performing arts applicants are required to submit supplementary materials based on their disciplines.

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Deadline: Early October (with campus deadline in September)

Location: Cambridge, UK

Restrictions: Application for the scholarship must be in conjunction with application for one of Cambridge's full-time residential courses of study.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are highly competitive, full-cost scholarships awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK. They are for the pursuit of a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

GEM Fellowship

National GEM Consortium

Deadline: Two-part deadline: October 1 and November 15

Location: GEM University Graduate Participant

Restrictions: Minority Graduate Student. Be a member of a GEM Member University Graduate Program (an extensive list of schools, which can be seen here: )

GEM's fellowship programs span the entire recruitment, retention, and professional development spectrum. GEM's principal activity is the provision of graduate fellowships at the MS and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships. GEM also offers programming on the importance of graduate school and tools for access and successful matriculation. Additionally, GEM produces publications for graduate and undergraduate students, university and industry administrators to assist in the education process of how to obtain a graduate STEM education. GEM is devoted to increasing access and success in engineering and science graduate education and practice.

GEM's program activities go beyond financial support by engendering student success in academic and professional environments. GEM has a solid success record in implementing effective programs to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation of minority students.

GEM provides three Fellowship Programs in MS Engineering, Ph.D Engineering and Ph.D Science Fellowship

Givens Endowed Scholarship

Givens Endowed Scholarship at Wabash College

Deadline: Late March

Location: Europe

The purpose of the scholarship established by Mr. and Mrs. David W. Givens ’56 is to enrich Wabash students' experience in the arts by funding travel to see art in situ. The scholarship may be used for transportation, accommodation, museum fees, books, and other study materials for a semester in Europe.

Global Activism Fellowship

New Israel Fund

Deadline: January

Location: Israel

Restrictions: College, Jewish graduate with expertise in arabic and/or Hebrew

Governor Bob Orr Indiana Entrepreneurial Fellowship

Orr Fellowship

Deadline: Early October

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Restrictions: Short Application: Mostly a resume and interviews

Upon graduation, Orr Fellows launch careers at innovative Indianapolis-area companies, and through the Fellowship, they grow and learn alongside each other for two jam-packed years.

Governor's Public Service Summer Internship Program

State of Indiana

Deadline: Varies

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Every summer, the Indiana State Personnel Department (INSPD) administers the Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship program. This internship program was created in 1989 to introduce bright and motivated college students to the operations and officials of state government. This program provides interns the opportunity to work with state agency officials, as well as participate in co-curricular components to enrich their experience.

Governor’s Summer Interns spend at least 50 percent of their time on a predetermined project that enhances college-level skills and abilities. The internships attract students from many areas of study including engineering, business, communications, finance, agriculture and veterinary science. There are also co-curricular components of the program to ensure it is competitive, reputable and inclusive of experiential learning. Interns participate in cohort activities on a weekly basis designed to enable:

Green Corps

Green Corps

Deadline: Rolling

Location: Within U.S.

The mission of Green Corps is to recruit and train organizers, provide field support for today’s critical environmental campaigns, and graduate activists who possess the skills, temperament and commitment needed to fight and win tomorrow’s environmental battles. Green Corps' one-year, full-time, paid Field School for Environmental Organizing includes intensive classroom training, hands-on field experience running urgent environmental campaigns, and career placement in positions with leading environmental groups.

Greenlining Fellowship Program

Greenlining Institute

Deadline: Feburary

Location: Berkely, CA

Restrictions: Must have at least undergraduate degree

The Policy Fellowship is a year-long development and experiential learning program for young leaders seeking hands-on public policy experience. Fellows will be assigned to Greenlining’s Bridges to Health, Economic Equity, or Environmental Equity team to develop expertise under the mentorship of the program director. Fellows participate in leadership and skills-building workshops, attend power lunch series with key stakeholders, and conduct site visits to community, government, and corporate entities. Fellows receive regular professional and personal skill development and are given opportunities to interact with the media, write reports/press releases, blog, fundraise, testify at policy meetings, and participate in key meetings with top government officials, corporate leaders, and community leaders.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: Early February (with NOVEMBER campus selection process)

Location: Any graduate program

Restrictions: Must be a college junior while applying.

The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in any field and who plan for a career involving public service. Students apply during junior year. The Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development.

Hearst Minority Fellowship

William Randolph Hearst Foundation at Indiana University

Deadline: N/A

Location: Indiana Univeristy

Restrictions: Must be affiliated with the Indiana's University Center on Philanthrophy and currently be pursuing one of their Philanthropic Studies Graduate Degrees. Voluntary experience recommended

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Deadline: Early October

Location: Washington D.C.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the fellowship’s Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.

The program also arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, and media. To date, 141 fellowships have been awarded.

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

Deadline: Late October

Location: Varies

The Hertz Fellowship is awarded annually to the nation’s most promising graduate students in science and technology. Using a rigorous, merit-based process, we identify innovators with the greatest potential to create transformative solutions to the world's most urgent challenges.

The fellowship includes up to five years of funding, valued at up to $250,000, and the freedom to pursue innovative projects wherever they may lead. In addition, fellows take part in ongoing mentoring, symposia, and workshops with our vibrant community of more than 1200 fellows, a set of peers who span disciplines, generations, and geography.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

Hong Kong Research Grants Council

Deadline: Early December

Location: Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government in 2009, the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD programmes in Hong Kong's institutions.

Humanity in Action

Humanity in Action

Deadline: Early February

Location: Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Detroit, Sarajevo and Warsaw

Restrictions: Students must be from the US, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland or Ukraine OR from another nationality but have graduated from a university in one of these nations.

Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.

The programs, when appropriate to national histories, address the destructive common roots of prejudice, discrimination and dehumanization. These practices were directed towards Jews and other minorities in Europe during the Nazi era and Holocaust. Those under colonial rule in Africa, Asia, South, Central and North America and the Caribbean Islands were subject to racist policies and attitudes. Countries which experienced other totalitarian regimes after World War II also address the impact that socialism and its implosion had on their societies.

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Indiana Governor's Fellowship

State of Indiana

Deadline: Mid-Late January

Location: Indianapolis, IN

The Governor’s Fellowship provides a unique experience in Indiana State Government. The program is highly selective, recruiting talented young men and women from across the state who have been out of college for less than a year and who will serve in various State agencies on a rotating basis over the course of a year. Fellows, who are full-time and paid, participate in the daily activities of State Government, complete special projects, and experience firsthand how policies are made.

Governor’s Fellows work in a variety of settings. Many of those who have participated as Governor’s Fellows over the past two decades have gone on to successful careers in both the public and private sector- some serving at the highest levels of local, State, and federal government. They have taken from their fellowship a solid understanding of the workings of government and have gained experience in a variety of areas. At the same time, fellows have been able to give back to the state through their year of public service.

James Madison Fellowship

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

Deadline: Early March

Location: Award of one per state

Restrictions: Be a teacher or plan to be a teacher in American history/government or social studies at the secondary level

JET Assistant Language Teacher

Government of Japan

Deadline: Mid-November

Location: Japan

ALTs are engaged in language instruction and make up over 90% of all JET Program participants. They are mainly assigned to local boards of education or elementary, junior high or senior high schools and carry out their duties under the guidance of language teachers’ consultants or Japanese teachers of English (JTEs) as specified by the supervisor and/or principal of the board of education and/or school.

JET Coordinator for International Relations

Government of Japan

Deadline: Mid November

Location: Japan

Restrictions: Requires significant Japanese proficiency

CIRs are engaged in internationalization activities and translation/interpretation, and are placed in administrative offices of local authorities or related organizations. This position requires a high-degree of fluency and positions are less than 10% of all JET Program participants. Their duties are carried out as specified by the supervisor at individual contracting organizations.

Justice Corps

California Courts

Deadline: Deadlines vary February-March

Location: Los Angeles, San Diego, or Bay Area

Restrictions: Most applicants selected from a partner university within California.

JusticeCorps members assist self-represented litigants by serving in court-based self-help centers in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego educating litigants on their legal options, mapping out next steps, and helping them tell their story. By providing neutral assistance—not legal advice—JusticeCorps members empower litigants to understand their options, to have their voices heard, and to confidently move forward with their legal matter. At the end of their term of service, all JusticeCorps members who exit in good standing are eligible for the Federally funded AmeriCorps Segal Education Award.

Kenneth Rhys Rudolph Scholarship

Kenneth Rhys Rudolph Memorial Fund at Wabash College

Deadline: March

Location: Europe

Wabash College JUNIORS who did not previously study abroad for a semester are encouraged to pursue summer study abroad in Europe. Thanks to a generous donation from the family of Kenneth Rudolph, a Wabash alumnus, the College is able to offer need-blind scholarships which will defray in part the costs of study abroad and allow the student to earn credit toward graduation.

Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Stanford University

Deadline: October

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Knight-Hennessy Scholars cultivates and supports a multidisciplinary and multicultural community of graduate students from across Stanford University, and delivers engaging experiences that prepare graduates to be visionary, courageous, and collaborative leaders who address complex challenges facing the world.

Luce Scholarship

Henry Luce Foundation

Deadline: October

Location: Asia, individual placements vary

Established in 1974, the Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship that offers early-career leaders immersive, professional experiences in Asia. We aim to forge stronger relationships across geographic borders by creating opportunities for young Americans to deepen their ties and understanding of the countries, cultures, and people of Asia.

Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, the Luce Scholars Program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 18 Luce Scholars each year. We welcome applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields, with a range of backgrounds and experiences, who have had limited exposure to Asia.

Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Committee

Deadline: Early October (with separate campus deadline in September)

Location: United Kingdom

Restrictions: 3.7 GPA requirement

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship

Congressional Hunger Center

Deadline: Mid-January

Location: Washington D.C.

Restrictions: Selected based on their demonstrated leadership qualities, experience, maturity, flexibility, and commitment to fighting hunger. Eligible candidates have spent at least one year working or volunteering in a developing country on issues related to hunger and poverty and possess a relevant graduate degree or equivalent experience. Because fellows are selected for individual placements, applicants must also possess the skills specified by the host organization. These can include foreign language fluency, a particular graduate degree or expertise, or other technical skills.

CHC is invested in developing a movement of anti-hunger leaders who are creating the political will necessary to end hunger. The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program trains emerging leaders in the fight to end hunger worldwide. It is a unique two-year program that combines field and policy work. Fellows (12-15) develop new skills while actively working to alleviate hunger and poverty in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. During the first year, fellows work directly to build food security in the field. In the second year, fellows apply their field experience to the design of sound development policy at the organizational, national, and international level.

Mitchell Scholarship

US-Ireland Alliance

Deadline: Late September

Location: Ireland

The Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program is an initiative of the US-Ireland Alliance. The Scholarship is a nationally competitive post-graduate award for twelve Mitchell Scholars to pursue one year of study in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows

Mount Vernon Ladies' Association

Deadline: January

Location: Mount Vernon, VA

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program is a highly selective six-week summer institute for rising college juniors offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of America’s first president just outside our nation’s capital.

National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health

Deadline: Late March

Location: NIH Laboratories

Restrictions: Must have a 3.5 or be in the top 5% of your class and have exceptional financial need

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers: Scholarship support, Paid research training at the NIH during the summer and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

National Science Foundation

Deadline: Varies on your proposed graduate program

Location: Within U.S.

Restrictions: Be in a research-focused Master's or Ph.D program in an NSF supported field, have completed no more that a year of full-time graduate study

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship


Deadline: Varies by Sport Season: Jan/April/June

Location: Varies

The NCAA awards up to 126 postgraduate scholarships annually. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.

The one-time non-renewable scholarships of $10,000 are awarded three times a year corresponding to each sport season (fall, winter and spring). Each sports season there are 21 scholarships available for men and 21 scholarships available for women for use in an accredited graduate program.

All former student-athletes who earned an undergraduate degree from an NCAA member school are eligible to be nominated by that school for an NCAA graduate degree scholarship, regardless of when they received their undergraduate degree.

NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

National Institutes of Health/ University of Oxford/ University of Cambridge

Deadline: December

Location: United Kingdom

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is a highly individualized and accelerated doctoral training program for outstanding students committed to biomedical research careers. NIH Oxford-Cambridge (OxCam) students partner with two Investigators - one at the NIH and another at the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom - to perform a single, collaborative dissertation project. Since the program is based on the British system, OxCam Scholars perform doctoral research without required formal courses other than those students choose to take in relationship to their own scientific interests. As a result, OxCam students are able to complete the doctoral degree in approximately four years. Students are expected to divide the time evenly between the two laboratories, with two years in the NIH laboratory and two years in the UK laboratory.

Notre Dame ACE Teaching Fellowship

Alliance for Catholic Education at Notre Dame University

Deadline: Early Nov for Fall Application; Late Jan for Spring Application

Location: University of Notre Dame

A two-year teaching fellowship and formation experience in which participants serve in under-resourced Catholic schools while also earning a cost-free Master of Education degree

Oxford Clarendon Scholarship

Oxford University

Deadline: December/January, varies by program

Location: Oxford, UK

Clarendon not only offers over 170 new, fully-funded scholarships each year to assist outstanding graduate scholars, but offers the opportunity to join one of the most active, highly international, and multidisciplinary communities at Oxford.

Consideration is automatic, provided an applicant meets the deadline for graduate program admission.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Deadline: Late October

Location: Any U.S. graduate institution

Restrictions: A recent citizen who is less than 31 years old and hold a bachelor's degree

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, we invest in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows.

Payne Fellowship Program

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Deadline: Usually September

Location: Varies

The Payne Fellowship Program awards up to fifteen fellowships valued at up to $52,000 annually for a two-year program. The award includes up to $24,000 per year toward tuition and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree at a U.S. institution; a $18,000 stipend for each academic year for room, board, books and other education-related expenses; and up to $10,000 per year in stipend, housing, transportation, and related expenses for summer placements (see below).

At the conclusion of two years of study, the Payne Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international development or another area of relevance to the work of the USAID Foreign Service at a U.S. graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program. Fellows who successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Peace Corps Volunteer

Peace Corps

Deadline: Varies by Program

Location: International: Placements Vary

Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level to create change that lasts long after their service. As a Volunteer, you can make an investment in our world—one handshake, one project, one friendship at a time—that leads to new possibilities in service and when you return home. Our Volunteers are changemakers, ready to partner with communities to make a difference. Every Peace Corps Volunteer is unique, and so is every Volunteer's service.

Point Foundation Scholarship

Point Foundation

Deadline: January

Location: N/A

Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events

Point Foundation programs support LGBTQ students pursuing higher education in community colleges and schools, as well as four year degree-granting institutions. Students seeking to renew their scholarship, or transition from one scholarship to another can apply for the renewal or new scholarship, but can not receive more than one Point scholarship at a time.

Presidential Fellows Program

Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress

Deadline: Early July

Location: Washington D.C.

Restrictions: Typically seniors, but advanced undergraduates or graduate students may also participate.

This unique non-resident program offers up to seventy-five top undergraduate and graduate students from leading colleges and universities across the country a year-long opportunity to study the U.S. Presidency, the public policy-making process, and our Chief Executive’s relations with Congress, allies, the media, and the American public.  Our goal is to develop a new generation of national leaders committed to public service. Fellows travel to Washington, D.C., twice during the year, each for a 3-day conference. Students also complete an original research paper.

Princeton in Africa

Princeton in Africa

Deadline: Early November

Location: Varies throughout Africa

Princeton in Africa helps future leaders develop lifelong connections to the people and nations of Africa. We offer highly selective yearlong fellowships to recent college graduates with organizations across the African continent; we enable our Fellows, through their work, to make significant contributions to Africa’s well-being; and we encourage our Fellows to cultivate meaningful relationships with communities in Africa and with one another.

Princeton in Asia

Princeton in Asia

Deadline: Early November

Location: Varies throughout Asia

The essence of PiA is to provide transformative, service-oriented experiences for bright, talented graduates and to serve the needs of Asia as determined by our host institutions and Asian partners. PiA arranges fellowships and internships with Asian host organizations that contribute to important global issues at the local level: education, public health, environmental sustainability, access to information/media, economic development and social justice. Fellowships are the means of fostering person-to-person diplomacy, enhancing mutual understanding, contributing to communities with unmet needs and providing transformative experiences for fellows and host communities.

Princeton in Latin America Fellowship

Princeton in Latin America

Deadline: Mid November

Location: Varies throughout Latin America

A Princeton in Latin America fellowship experience is often described as a transformational experience, both for personal and professional development and growth. It is often also the start of a career in development or social responsibility in Latin America. It is an opportunity to join a growing community of alumni, passionate agents for good in an array of sectors.

The fellowship experience varies greatly depending on placement and organization. Some Fellows work closely with a supervisor or colleague(s); others work more independently. Some Fellows work in offices that are filled with local staff; others work with a high number of North American expatriates. Some Fellows live in urban areas like Mexico City or Lima; and others are based in semi-urban and rural areas with limited resources.

Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program

Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA)

Deadline: Early November

Location: Multiple

The PPIA Fellowship Program is designed to prepare college juniors or rising seniors from diverse backgrounds for graduate studies in public and/or international affairs and groom them for professional roles in public service.

Quad Fellowship

Schmidt Futures

Deadline: Late June

Location: Varies

Restrictions: Citizen of US, Australia, India, or Japan

On September 24, 2021, Quad partners Australia, India, Japan, and the United States announced the Quad Fellowship: a first-of-its-kind scholarship program designed to build ties among the next generation of scientists and technologists. Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative, will operate and administer the fellowship program in consultation with a non-governmental taskforce, comprised of academic, foreign policy, and private sector leaders from each Quad country.

This program will sponsor 100 exceptional American, Japanese, Australian, and Indian master’s and doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to study in the United States. The fellowship will develop a network of science and technology experts committed to advancing innovation and collaboration in the private, public, and academic sectors, in their own nations and among Quad countries. The program will build a foundational understanding among Quad Scholars of one another’s societies and cultures through cohort-wide trips and robust programming with each country’s top scientists, technologists, and politicians.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

National Science Foundation

Deadline: September

Location: Any undergraduate institution

Restrictions: US Citizen or Permanent Resident

Rhodes Scholarship

Rhodes Trust

Deadline: Early October (with Campus Deadline September)

Location: Oxford, UK

The oldest and most celebrated international fellowship in the world, the Rhodes Scholarship offers 32 awards annually to US applicants. The fellowship competition is now also fully global by virtue of its additional national and regional constituencies and its two open Global Awards. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. The scholarship offers recipients 2 years of academic study at the University of Oxford.

Rhodes Scholarship (non-US applicants)

Rhodes Trust

Deadline: Consult page for individual country

Location: Oxford, UK

The oldest and most celebrated international fellowship in the world, the Rhodes Scholarship offers 32 awards annually to US applicants. The fellowship competition is now also fully global by virtue of its additional national and regional constituencies and its two open Global Awards. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. The scholarship offers recipients 2 years of academic study at the University of Oxford.

Rotary Global Grant Scholarship

Rotary International

Deadline: Rolling

Location: Varies

Restrictions: Qualify through local Rotary Club

Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus. By working together to respond to real community needs, clubs and districts strengthen their global partnerships.

Global grants can fund:
Humanitarian projects
Scholarships for graduate-level academic studies
Vocational training teams, which are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about their field or to learn more about it themselves

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

National Grid

Deadline: January

Location: Anywhere

Restrictions: College grad

Samvid Scholars

Samvid Ventures

Deadline: Early April (Opens February)

Location: N/A

A new scholarship for future leaders and changemakers, Samvid Scholars was established in 2021 by Samvid Ventures to invest in the graduate education of future leaders who are committed to effecting positive change in society.

Schwarzman Scholarship

Schwarzman Scholars

Deadline: Mid-September (Late May for Chinese Applicants)

Location: Beijing, China

Apply for a one-year, fully-funded master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to build a global community of future leaders who will serve to deepen understanding between China and the rest of the world.

SMART Scholarships

Department of Defense

Deadline: December

Location: Within U.S.

Restrictions: Must be 18 and pursuing a degree in a STEM field.

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. SMART awards provide $25,000 - $38,000 towards tuition, as well as summer internships in DOD laboratories. Upon graduation, students will have an employment obligation as a DOD civilian. For each academic year of the award, he or she will be required to commit to a year of civilian employment with the DOD.

Soros Justice Fellowships

Open Society Foundation

Deadline: Spring

Location: Outside of the U.S.

Restrictions: Varies by award

Open Society-U.S.’s Soros Justice Fellowships fund outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system.

State Policy Fellows

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Restrictions: Graduate degree in public policy or finances

TAPIF (Teaching Assistant Program in France)

France Education International

Deadline: January

Location: France

The Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) is the American cohort of the Programme des Assistants de langue en France, a program of France Éducation international. The recruiting and promotion of this program is managed by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States. The program's goal is to strengthen foreign-language instruction in French schools by establishing a native speaker presence, while also providing young professionals from around the world with initial international teaching experience and first-hand knowledge of French language and culture.

Every year, we hire over 1,500 American English language teaching assistants.

Teach for America (TFA)

Teach for America

Deadline: Rolling application deadlines, from August through November

Location: 53 regions throughout the United States

Filling high-need classrooms with passionate, high-achieving individuals who will do whatever it takes to help their students succeed is a critical piece of our approach—but it’s not enough to close the achievement gap. Success relies on the work corps members do as alumni after their two-year commitment, from within the field of education and other sectors, to continue to expand opportunities for all students.

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Pickering Foreign Affairs Program

Deadline: Mid-September

Location: Varies

Restrictions: For first and second years of grad school

Udall Scholarship

Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation

Deadline: March

Location: Tucson, AZ

Restrictions: Sophomores and Junior undergraduates Careers related in environment including policy, education, renewal, economics etc

In 2012, the Foundation expects to award 80 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.

UK Fulbright Summer Institutes

Fulbright Commission

Deadline: Mid February

Location: United Kingdom

Restrictions: Freshman or sophomore, U.S. citizen. Additional restrictions may apply for individual programs.

Participants in these programs receive the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University; explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK; and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

Urban Fellow Program

New York City Citywide Administrative Services

Deadline: Mid-January

Location: New York, NY

Restrictions: College graduates. Applicants do not have to be US citizens. However, applicants must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the United States after graduation and for the entire fellowship period.

The Urban Fellows Program is sponsored by The City of New York and administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). The program is designed to introduce America's finest college students and graduates to local government and public service. After participating in an extensive interview process, the 25 Fellows are placed at an array of agencies across the City where they learn about public policy through a hands-on approach.


Austrian Federal Ministry of Education

Deadline: Mid-January

Location: Austria

Each year, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) seeks recent college and university graduates interested in teaching English in Austria. Fulbright Austria (Austrian-American Educational Commission) has been responsible for recruiting US citizens for this outstanding program since 1962. More than 4,000 US teaching assistants (USTAs) have made a difference in hundreds of thousands of young Austrians’ lives over the decades.

The objective of the BMBWF's teaching assistantship program—which also brings native speakers from countries such as Russia, Spain, France, and Italy into Austrian secondary schools—is not only to expose young Austrians to native speakers, but also to arouse their interest in other cultures based on cross-cultural dialogue and personal contacts.

Venture for America Fellowship

Venture for America

Deadline: Cycles

Location: Varies

A national nonprofit and two-year Fellowship program that gives recent college graduates firsthand startup experiences that help them become leaders who make meaningful impacts with their careers

Voyager Scholarship

Obama Foundation

Deadline: June

Location: Varies

Restrictions: Applicants must plan to pursue a career in public service—what does that mean? We have a broad definition of public service, which includes careers in government, non-profits or the private sector. A career in public service includes a range of occupations—from community organizing to social work and from entrepreneurship to the arts—all committed to solving our biggest challenges together.

An increasingly globalized world needs young leaders who can bridge divides and help solve our biggest challenges together.

The Voyager Scholarship was created by the Obamas and Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO, to help shape such leaders. Even though they come from different backgrounds, both the President and Brian believe that exposure to new places and experiences generates understanding, empathy, and cooperation which equips the next generation to create meaningful change.

This scholarship gives college students financial aid to alleviate the burden of college debt, meaningful travel experiences to expand their horizons, and a network of mentors and leaders to support them.

White House Fellows

White House

Deadline: January

Location: Washington D.C.

Restrictions: Completed undergraduate education and working in choosen field by applying, program created for individuals early in their careers

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Deadline: Early October

Location: Pennsylvania

Restrictions: Degree in Science, Engineering Technology or Math; 3.0 GPA or better

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships are state-based programs that seek to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in mathematics, science, engineering, and technology into teaching in high-need urban and rural secondary schools

Yale Silver Scholars

Yale School of Management

Deadline: Multiple Rounds for Admission

Location: New Haven, CT

Unique opportunity for ambitious college seniors to pursue a Yale MBA degree immediately after graduation and begin an accelerated career path in any industry.

Yenching Scholarship

Yenching Academy of Peking University

Deadline: Varies, typically December

Location: Beijing, China

This initiative brings together young people who have demonstrated a talent for leadership and innovation. At Yenching, they are immersed in an intensive learning environment where they can explore China and its role in the world—past, present, and future. The Academy's goal is to shape new generations of global citizens with a nuanced understanding of China.

The Yenching Academy provides full fellowships to its scholars, and offers them a wide array of interdisciplinary courses on China within broadly defined fields of the humanities and social sciences. Working closely with their academic mentors, Yenching Scholars create their own study paths by choosing courses from six research areas. They participate in a variety of extracurricular activities and field studies, organized by the Yenching Academy, and designed by scholars themselves. Studying at the Academy is an exceptional opportunity to take part in intercultural exchanges and interdisciplinary learning, developing both personally and professionally.