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Fellowships and Scholarships

Post-graduate opportunities, both national and international, can be found after the fellowships and scholarships listings 

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Beinecke Scholarship: $4,000 for senior year and $30,000 for graduate study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional potential for graduate work and financial need. Campus deadline: early Feb.

Boren Fellowship and Scholarship: Summer, semester, and year-long study in regions critical to US national security. Requires 1-year commitment to federal government. Scholarship campus deadline: mid-January. See also NSEP Flagship Language Program for graduate study in critical languages.

Churchill Scholarship: One year of graduate study in STEM at Cambridge University. Campus deadline: late October

DAAD ScholarshipsSemester and yearlong internships/research/study in all fields in Germany. Deadlines vary. Some require university endorsement.

Fulbright Grant Cultural exchange funded by US State Department. One year post-graduate fellowship for research, study, or teaching English abroad. Campus deadline: mid-September.

Fulbright UK Summer ProgramsThree, four, or five week academic and cultural summer programs for freshmen and sophomores. Deadline: mid-March.

Gates-Cambridge ScholarshipPost-graduate study at Cambridge University in all fields. Applicants must show evidence of commitment to improving the lives of others. Deadline: mid-October.

Gilman ScholarshipFunding for study abroad to non-traditional areas for students receiving Pell Grants. Deadlines vary.

Goldwater Scholarship$7500 for up to 2 years of undergraduate study in STEM. Campus deadline: early December.

JKCooke Graduate Arts Award$50,000/year for up to 3 years of graduate study for students and recent graduates with exceptional artistic/creative promise and exceptional financial need. Campus deadline: mid-January.

Lilly FellowshipSupports students entering Ph.D. programs (or equivalent) in humanities and the arts and who are interested in becoming teacher-scholars at church-related universities in the US. Campus deadline: mid-November.

Luce Scholars ProgramProfessional apprenticeships in all fields in the Far East under the guidance of leading Asians in the interest of improving American understanding of Asia. Campus deadline: mid-October.   

MarshallFunding for graduate study in the UK in all fields. Scholars are intellectually very strong and have significant leadership potential. Application requires four strong letters of recommendation. Campus deadline: late-August.

Mitchell: One year post-graduate study in Ireland in all fields. Three selection criteria: scholarship; leadership; and sustained commitment to service and community. Campus deadline: late-August.

NSF (National Science Foundation) Graduate Research Fellowship:  $30,000/year for up to 3 years of research-based study leading to a MS or PhD in STEM and Social Sciences.  Deadlines vary by discipline: mid-November. See also: Dept of Homeland Security; Dept of Energy; Hertz; National Defense Science & Engineering; NIH

Pickering Graduate and Undergraduate Fellowships: International relations and foreign policy. Women, minorities   underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Deadlines: Jan-Feb.  See also: Bunche; Payne; Public Policy & International Affairs; Rangel; and Scoville Peace fellowships.

Rhodes Scholarship: Graduate study at Oxford in all fields. Applicants should demonstrate leadership and the will to “fight the world’s fight”, and should have 5-8 very strong letters of recommendation. Campus deadline: late-August.

Soros Fellowship: Post-graduate study for “new Americans” in all fields. Deadline: early November.

Truman: $30,000 for graduate or professional school for juniors who are committed to making a difference through public service. Selection based on academic promise, service potential, and leadership. Campus deadline: early-Nov.

Udall Scholarship: $5000 to sophomores and juniors with the commitment and potential to make significant contributions to the fields of the environment, tribal health, or tribal governance. Campus deadline: early February.

Postgraduate Opportunities


AmericorpsAmeriCorps is a domestic service organization that places corps members in community service positions all around the country. Corps members focus on a specific issue such as education, public safety, health or the environment, and they work on bettering this issue within the community they are serving. Corps members serve in this position for ten months to one year.

All Stars ProjectThe Activists for Social Development Fellowship is a competitive ten-week program designed to challenge ten recent college graduates (or those graduating in the spring) to be self-starters and make a difference by providing high-level training in development, fundraising, and youth organizing at a major national nonprofit organization with an outside-the-box approach.

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship: The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship is an eleven month program that is divided into two phases. The first phase focuses on service, and places fellows in community organizations that are battling hunger across the country. For the second phase of the fellowship, fellows move to Washington DC, where they work on policy with national organizations to combat hunger and poverty-related issues. There are 20 fellows total; both the field placement and policy work are related to hunger issues.

Boston Teacher ResidencyThe Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) is an innovative program in urban education that combines graduate coursework toward a Masters degree in Education with a full year of co-teaching under the guidance of an experienced Mentor Teacher before placement as a full-time teacher in the Boston Public Schools (BPS). BTR recruits talented, committed individuals of all ages and diverse backgrounds to enter a 13-month Teacher Residency modeled on a clinical teaching hospital approach; residents apply theory to practice, taking rigorous coursework and gaining extensive hands-on, practical experience in the classroom. They then continue to receive formal support and professional development during the first three years and beyond of their teaching careers. BTR’s mission is to drive significant student achievement gains through the recruitment, preparation, and support of exceptional teachers in Boston.

Citizen Schools The National Teaching Fellowship is a unique, two-year professional and leadership development program. The Fellowship is a paid service program that offers a diverse range of experiences to people of varied backgrounds who have high potential as educators and leaders in the non-profit sector. Teaching Fellows (TFs) are essential to the success of the Citizen Schools’ program. These engaging, dedicated, and caring adults work closely with urban middle-school students and their families to help transform lives. Each TF leads a group of approximately 18-23 students, supporting their academic achievement through structured academic support and by facilitating hands-on, learning activities led by community volunteers. The Citizen Schools’ program offers TFs the opportunity to engage students in a diverse range of educational experiences and provides leadership development support- with the ultimate goal of preparing students for high school success, and enhanced college and career access.

City Hall FellowsThis 12 month fellowship introduces college graduates to positions that allow them the opportunity to understand how cities work and the various issues that impact local government.

City YearCity Year is a service program that places members primarily in educational and youth programs in cities across the US for one year. The program places a large emphasis on working with youth in at-risk communities. Besides primarily working with youth, members also might participate in community service projects (such as rebuild) within the areas they are serving.

Code for America FellowshipCode for America is a new non-profit, and a new kind of organization. Our team is made up of web geeks, city experts, and technology industry leaders. We are building a network of civic leaders and organizations who believe there is a better way of doing things and want to make a difference.

Green Corps Environment FellowshipGreen Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing is a yearlong program that trains members in leading environmental-based political campaigns. Trainees start working on campaigns from the start of their education. Trainees gain classroom and field experience in environmental and public health campaigns, and career placements in environmental groups.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace FellowshipThe Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a competitive national fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security over a 6-9 month period. The Fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice. Up to 8 Scoville Fellowships are awarded annually. Fellows receive active mentoring and networking from distinguished Board of Directors and former Fellows in addition to their stipend and benefits.

Inspired Teaching Certificate ProgramThe Inspired Teacher Certification Program is a state-accredited, 24-month teacher preparation program that prepares, supports, and certifies highly qualified individuals to become teachers in the District of Columbia. Inspired Teaching Fellows begin their teacher career with a residency year, working under the guidance of a lead teacher, gaining knowledge and experience to enable a smooth transition into their teaching career. In the second year, Fellows, as teachers of record, continue with coursework and mentoring. The Inspired Teacher Certification Program prepares educators in two areas: Early Childhood and Elementary Education.

KIPP DCKIPP DC and E.L. Haynes public charter schools have joined forces to create the Capital Teaching Residency (CTR) program. CTR is an intensive year-long teacher training program based in the highest performing charter schools in Washington, DC. This highly selective program focuses on the areas of: Math and Science, Special Education, Early Childhood

Math for AmericaMath for America is a nonprofit organization that has the mission to improve math education in secondary public schools in the United States. Math for America does this by recruiting, training, and retaining outstanding mathematics teachers. There are Math for America placements in Los Angeles, San Diego, Washington DC, and New York City.

Mississippi Teacher CorpsThe Mississippi Teacher Corps is a two-year program that recruits college graduates to teach in the Mississippi Delta. This program is similar to the Peace Corps and Teach for America.

NYC Urban Fellows ProgramThe Urban Fellows Program is a highly selective, nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with an intensive seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. Program participants are diverse and come from all over the country to work in New York City

Payne International Development Fellowship ProgramThe USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.

Public AlliesAn AmeriCorps program that places allies in community development NGOs in 21 communities in the US serving for 10 months at local nonprofits, where they create, improve and expand services that address issues including youth development, education, public health, economic development, and the environment. Once a week, allies participate in a rigorous leadership development program in which local community leaders and expert practitioners lead workshops.

RAREResource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) is an AmeriCorps program administered through the University of Oregon’s Community Service Center (CSC). RARE AmeriCorps is currently supported through grants from the Corporation for National & Community Service (AmeriCorps), The Ford Family Foundation, the University of Oregon, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Oregon Food Bank. In addition, each participating community provides $20,000 of approximately $27,000 needed to place, train, and support a full-time RARE AmeriCorps member.

Schuler Scholar Program Scholar CoachesThe Schuler Scholar Program (SSP) is a non-profit private foundation based in the northern suburbs of Illinois. Every year the Schuler Scholar Program recruits recent college graduates to serve as AmeriCorps members in each Schuler partnership high school. The members, called Scholar Coaches, provide one-on-one support to the Schuler Scholars and deliver a wide range of programs throughout the year. Additionally, Scholar Coaches develop programming, plan and execute exposures, assume leadership roles within the organization, and receive on-going professional development. Coaches serve as tutors, mentors and role models for the students and Schuler staff members provide the same support for the Coaches.

Student Conservation AssociationSCA offers internships in over 50 disciplines throughout the US. Conservation. The SCA has postings of internships all over the country – applicants must complete a search on the website to narrow down internship options. Internships are 3-12 month expense-paid opportunities to preserve environmental and cultural resources.

Teach for AmericaTeach for America places recent college graduates in teaching positions in public schools across the country. Corps members teach grades K-12, in all subjects. The mission of TFA is to reduce the educational gap among American students.

The Teaching FellowsThe Teaching Fellows is a project recruiting students who do not have backgrounds in Education who still wish to teach.  Their programs exist across the nation, working to eliminate educational inequality by recruiting candidates for shortage-area subjects and high-need schools.

University Child Development SchoolUniversity Child Development School in Seattle, WA offers a one-year Resident Teacher Program that is ideal for recent graduates who value education and children and thrive when learning by doing. Resident Teachers team with mentor teachers in elementary classrooms. The Resident Program is a teaching experience with thoughtful mentorship and professional development opportunities.

Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice Villers Fellows will be given the opportunity to work on a variety of health care justice issues during their year-long tenure. The Villers Fellow works as a full-time policy analyst in Families USA’s Health Policy Department. The Fellowship is based in the Families USA office in Washington, D.C. and is designed to provide the fellow with a national perspective on health care justice work.

White House FellowsThe White House Fellows program is a prestigious program for leadership and public service. White House Fellows typically spend a year working as full-time, paid special assistants to senior White House Staff, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally.

Woodrow Wilson Teaching FellowshipThe Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to recruit, prepare and retain effective teachers for the students and schools who need them most. It is open to individuals- college seniors, recent graduates, and career changers- with undergraduate degrees particularly in the sciences. Fellows will attend enriched, school-based master’s level teacher education programs, complemented by intensive mentoring during the first three years of teaching at high-need urban and rural schools.


American India Foundation The AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service provides a select group of young American professionals the opportunity to serve marginalized and underprivileged communities in India by working with NGOs for a period of 10 months.

The American University in Cairo Presidential Internship ProgramEstablished in 1981, the Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates with the opportunity to work at the highest levels of an international university, experience life in Cairo and learn Arabic. Interns spend one academic year working at AUC. Each intern serves in a full-time position in one of seven offices, aligned with their academic and professional interests.

Boren FellowshipsBoren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, with a focus on studying less commonly taught languages. Boren Fellowship awards are made for a minimum of 12 weeks and maximum of 24 months. The deadline to apply is January 27, 2015.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior FellowshipThe Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is an organization that works toward advancing cooperation between nations, and promotes active international engagement by the U.S. This is a yearlong fellowship that offers eight to ten research assistantships with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Research fellows are paired with the Endowment’s senior associates.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals in Germany: The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress. It annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others’ countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

Council on International Exchange – Teach Abroad CIEE offers paid teaching positions in seven countries (Chile, China, Dominican Republic, South Korea, Spain, Thailand and Vietnam) for university graduates looking to teach English abroad and immerse themselves in a foreign community.

French Embassy Teaching AssistantshipThe Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,100 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.

Fulbright FellowshipThe Fulbright program is a seven-month to year-long fellowship that places recent undergraduate and graduate students in countries all over the world. Program options include English teaching fellowships or independent research fellowships (with options for university study). Besides English language teaching and research opportunities, the Fulbright serves as a foreign relations program between the US and other countries. Fulbright fellows are expected to act as representatives of their country. There are currently 6 Grinnell graduates completing Fulbright Fellowships.

Global Health Corps Fellows ProgramGlobal Health Corps recruits placement organizations that are doing excellent work in improving healthcare access and health outcomes for the poor. Placement organizations range from small grassroots organizations to large global institutions. Placement organizations identify an area of need, create a job description for a fellowship position, demonstrate the capacity to absorb two new fulltime staff, and identify a clear manager for the fellow team. Fellow candidates apply for specific positions with one of our placement organizations for which they have relevant skills and experience, and are selected jointly by GHC and the placement organization.

Hellenic American Education Foundation Teaching FellowshipFellows are at the College for a full school day (Monday through Friday 8.30am – 4pm, with occasional Saturdays for specific events) and teach in supervised English classes and/or work in the HAEF University Applications and Counseling Office and the HAEF Library, and have the opportunity to interact with a wide range of students at the elementary, middle, or high school level. Fellows are also involved as coaches and mentors in the Forensics Club – the College’s largest English language theater and debate club – where they are able to connect with the students in a fun, creative, and supportive setting. At the end of the school year, Fellows take part in the English language Summer Camp in June-July.

IFESHThe International Fellows Program (IFP) is a nine-month internship for talented recent college graduates and graduate students to provide on-the-job development experience in Africa. Our Fellows provide technical assistance and training to community-based grassroots projects including education, literacy, health development, HIV/AIDS, English as a Second Language, agricultural development, proposal development, managerial training, feasibility studies and small business development. The program began in 1988 in response to the need for technical support of international development nonprofit organizations. To date, we have placed more than 176 Fellows in 28 countries, primarily in Africa, but also in Asia, South America and Australia.

Japan Exchange and TeachingThe Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program is sponsored by the Japanese government. JET places native English speakers in classrooms across Japan. The workers live in Japan for up to a year and serve as a language assistant to Japanese students. The goal of the JET Program is to enhance internationalization in local communities in Japan, and the majority of JET participants are placed in small to medium sized cites or in small towns and villages.

LUCE ScholarsThe program is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program.

Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows ProgramDuring each two-year fellowship cycle, 12-15 Leland Fellows are placed with international development organizations that include international and local NGOs, U.S. government agencies and multilateral organizations. Fellows work on a variety of food security issues, such as agricultural development, nutrition, natural resource management, agribusiness development and women’s empowerment. Fellowships include a monthly stipend, health insurance and travel expenses. The deadline to apply will be in January 2015.

Nanubhai Teaching FellowshipWe bring native English speakers to boarding schools in rural India. Fellows provide additional practice in speaking English to help students build both skill and confidence, which makes them more competitive with their urban peers in the Indian job market.

North American Language and Culture Assistants Programis an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain. The program is primarily devoted to providing grants for US and Canadian university students –majoring in any subject- and graduates with some proficiency in Spanish. Its main objective is to provide North American native English or French students with the opportunity to assist a teacher in the English or French programs in elementary, secondary or language schools in Spain (12 to 16 hours a week)

Peace CorpsPeace Corps is a program sponsored by the US government that sends corps members to countries around the world. Corps members assist in infrastructure and community development within the country they serve in. Examples of assignments include teaching, construction, community organizing, and medical aid.

Projects AbroadProjects Abroad is one of the largest volunteer abroad organizations in the world. Founded in 1992, we send 10,000 people abroad each year on a variety of service projects and internships overseas. All participants receive unparalleled in-country support from our full-time, professional staff to ensure that the experience is safe, worthwhile and fun.

Princeton in AfricaPrinceton in Africa matches talented and passionate college graduates with our partners working across Africa for yearlong service projects. Our program is open to graduating seniors and young alumni from any accredited college or university in the U.S. Our Fellows have helped improve education and public health, source fresh water and alternative energy, increase family incomes, and so much more.

Princeton in AsiaPrinceton in Asia (PiA) offers service-oriented fellowships in the fields of education, media/journalism, international development (NGOs) and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools. PiA fellowships are open to graduates or graduating seniors from all accredited colleges and universities.

Princeton in Latin AmericaPrinceton in Latin America (PiLA) offers service experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean to match outstanding recent college graduates who are interested in year-long service fellowship opportunities with partner NGO and multilateral organizations that are engaged in socially responsible development projects throughout the region.

Rotary Peace FellowshipsEach year, Rotary selects individuals from around the world to receive fully funded master’s degree fellowships at premier universities in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention. Locations include Japan, UK, Australia, Sweden and the U.S. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship/field study expenses.  The deadline to submit completed applications to Rotary International is July 1, 2015 for academic study beginning in 2016.

Samaritan InnsThis program offers a year-long innkeeper fellowship at a homeless shelter/halfway house in Washington D.C. Interns take classes at the Servant Leadership School, participate in monthly community-building activities and group reflection, and have opportunities to connect with individuals and organizations working to address the complex problems of poverty. InnKeepers also learn about addictive behaviors, explore their faith, and personalize their understanding of poverty and oppression.

Samuel Huntington Public Service AwardThe Samuel Huntington Public Service Award, sponsored by National Grid, provides a $15,000 stipend to a graduating college senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world. The Award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.

Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK)TaLK is a Korean Government scholarship program known as Teach and Learn in Korea. The TaLK program offers 1-year teaching contracts (and 6-month contracts under special circumstances) in which successful applicants are placed in public Elementary schools with an emphasis on placement in the rural areas of South Korea.

Teach and Learn with GeorgiaTeach and Learn with Georgia (TLG), a progressive education movement initiated by the Georgian government, recruits native English speakers to co-teach English alongside local English teachers in public schools throughout the country of Georgia. TLG aims to improve Georgia’s nationwide English language proficiency in an effort towards further globalization. Volunteer teachers will stay in Georgia for at least one year and experience once in a lifetime opportunities, such as getting familiarized with Georgian customs and traditions by living with local families.

Teach for ChinaTeach for China Fellows join two-year fellowship cohorts. Fellows arrive in China in July to attend the Summer Institute. The institute provides the critical foundation of leadership skills and cultural context Fellows will need to succeed with their students over the next two years. After the institute, Fellows are placed in a cross-cultural team of Teach for China Fellows in a high-need school in one of the placement regions. Throughout the two-years, Fellows work in collaboration with a Teach for China Program Manager, who helps design lesson plans, provides feedback from classroom observations, and tracks student achievement.

Teach for ThailandTTC places American graduates in underserved Thai schools as English language teachers. TTC believes that language skills are an essential foundation for a better life and a better world. Thai students equipped with English proficiency are positioned to succeed in school, work, and life, and to make an impact in their communities. Teach Thailand Corps has learned from and adapted elements of the Peace Corps philosophy of service and learning.

William J. Clinton Fellowship in IndiaWilliam J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is a 10-month leadership fellowship that pairs a select number of young professionals with credible NGOs and social enterprises in India in order to accelerate impact and create effective projects that are replicable, scalable, and sustainable. Applicants must be between the ages of 21 and 34 and completed an undergraduate degree. AIF provides a round trip ticket to India, insurance coverage, and a monthly stipend to each Fellow. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2015.

Research Grants in Hearing and Balance: The American Academy of Audiology is pleased to support research by new investigators and scientists through the Research Grants in Hearing and Balance Program. This program is generously supported by the American Academy of Audiology Foundation. The development of this research grants program underscores the commitment of the Academy and the American Academy of Audiology Foundation  to the promotion of research among audiologists. This program provides a means for encouraging research as part of a student’s training program and for the development of new scientists within our profession.


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