Fellowships, Scholarships, and Grants

 

The Dean of Studies office has compiled a selected list of competitive fellowships, scholarships, and grants available to Barnard students. Please contact Dean Evelyn Leong (eleong@barnard.edu) in the Dean of Studies office with any questions.  We encourage you to explore these options early so to meet criteria, expectations, and deadlines.  For those that are nominated by Barnard, there will be both an internal and external deadline listed.  Please note that proposals and letters of recommendation are due by the internal deadline.  You can see a SCHEDULE OF DEADLINES here.  For international students, please see these scholarships.


ALUMNA FELLOWSHIP FOR GRADUATE STUDY 

To support graduate study in any field.  Graduating Barnard seniors, as well as alumnae, are eligible to apply. $5,000 (average).

Deadline: November 14, 2017 (application and all supporting materials). 

Contact: Office of Alumnae Affairs, 212-854-2005, alumnaeaffairs@barnard.edu. For more information and the application (available by mid-August), visit http://www.alum.barnard.edu/s/1133/index.aspx?sid=1133&gid=1&pgid=305

 

ANDOVER TEACHING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

To introduce promising college graduates to the teaching profession "in a program of guided work in the classroom, professional seminars, and exposure to theories and methods of experienced faculty."  Ordinarily, fellows teach two courses, coach in the athletics program, and reside in the dormitories, where they counsel students.  Room, board, insurance, and a stipend of approximately $30,000, for one year.   

Deadline: January 15, 2018, but candidates are urged to apply earlier, to facilitate interviewing.    

Contact: Ms. Lynda Diamondis, ldiamondis@andover.edu, 978-749-4003.   For more information and the application, visit http://www.andover.edu/About/CareersAtAndover/Pages/Teaching-Fellowship-... information about other awards that might be suitable for aspiring teachers, please visit the Office of Career Development.


 

ARTHUR LIMAN YALE SUMMER FELLOWSHIP

The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law at Yale Law School supports undergraduates and graduate students working in the public interest. Broadly defined, public interest law includes helping those who lack the resources to retain attorneys, as well as engaging in advocacy work, and participating in shaping public policy.  The Liman Summer Fellowship offers students an opportunity to participate in public interest law projects. Summer Fellows have worked on issues such as immigrants’ rights, workers’ rights, prison conditions, educational adequacy, and juvenile justice. Placements can include organizations providing civil or criminal legal services to individuals or to groups, organizations focused on problems of legal and public policy, and law-related media. Summer Fellows have the opportunity to participate in the Liman Public Interest Law Colloquium, an annual event held at Yale Law School that brings together advocates, scholars, and students from across the country for a day-long discussion on public interest topics such as low-wage workers and workfare, criminal justice reform, and organizing both globally and locally.  Through their involvement with the Liman Program, Summer Fellows become part of a large network of public interest advocates.  Fellowships are offered to students at Barnard, Brown, Harvard, Princeton (undergraduate and graduate), Spelman, Stanford, and Yale.

Deadline:  January 30, 2018. 

Contact:  For more information, contact Dean Nikki Youngblood-Giles or go to https://law.yale.edu/centers-workshops/arthur-liman-center-public-intere....

 

ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF JAPANESE BRIDGING PROJECT FOR STUDY ABROAD IN JAPAN

To assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan. Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible.  $2,500 for semester programs; $4,000 for full-year programs.

Deadline: For fall 2018, applications are due by April 11, 2018.

Contact: Interested students should contact Dean Garay.  For more information and the application, visit http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/japan-bridging-scholarships

 

BARRY M. GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP

To support exceptionally promising students who demonstrate interest in careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering.  Barnard may nominate up to four students each year, to be selected from the sophomore and junior classes.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  Up to $7,500 annually.  Current sophomores are eligible for two years of aid (i.e., for the junior and senior years); current juniors, one year.

Deadline: January 26, 2018.  

Contact: Interested students should see Dean Leong in the fall semester of the sophomore or junior year.

 

BEINECKE SCHOLARSHIP

To support up to two years of graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.  Candidates apply during the junior year and should display "superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise."  Also, financial need is an important criterion for selection; nominees are required to have some history of receiving financial aid during their undergraduate years.  Barnard can nominate no more than one student per year.  Nominees must be U.S. citizens.  $34,000:  $4,000 upon completion of the BA; $30,000 while attending graduate school.

Deadline:  Internal deadline:  January 12, 2018 (REVISED). Application deadline:  February 14, 2018.  All application materials must be submitted to the Foundation by Barnard. 

Contact: Interested students should see Dean Leong early in the fall semester of the junior year. For more information, go to http://fdnweb.org/beinecke/

 

BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

To provide “U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.”  Applicants must be Pell Grant Recipients.  Up to $5000 for U.S. students studying abroad for up to one academic year.  Students who receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad are eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman Scholarship Program, for a total possible award of up to $8,000.

Deadline: October 7, 2017, for spring semester abroad; March, 2018, for fall and full-year programs.

Contact: Interested students who are Pell Grant recipients should contact Dean Garay in early September or late January, depending on their study abroad plans.  Applications and more information can be obtained at www.iie.org/gilman.

 

BRITISH MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP

To support two years of post-graduate study at British universities for "intellectually distinguished young Americans, their country’s future leaders."  Applicants must have a gpa of at least 3.7 and must be U.S. citizens. Tuition, living expenses, airfare to and from the U.S. for two years.

Deadline: October 3, 2017. Internal deadline: September 2, 2017.

Contact: Interested students should speak with Dean Leong in the spring of the junior year.  For more information and to create an applicant account, visit www.marshallscholarship.org.

 

CJC FOR THE ARTS GRANT (Barnard specific)

To funds expenses related to senior theses or other independent projects in film, studio art, dance, theater, or related fields.  Grants vary from $250 - $700.  

Deadline:  December 1, 2017.

Contact: Interested students should speak with Dean Leong by early October of the senior year and obtain the Committee guidelines for application from her at that time.  Decisions will be announced by mid-December.

 

CLARENDON SCHOLARSHIP

To support students with the “best proven and future potential who will be starting a new graduate course at Oxford. Clarendon Scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full and a generous grant for living expenses.” 

Deadline:  By applying for graduate study, applicants are automatically considered for the scholarship.  For more information, go to https://www.ox.ac.uk/clarendon/about/clarendon-scholarships?wssl=1.

 

CON EDISON SUMMER INTERNSHIPS IN SCIENCE

To support low-income and underrepresented women (African-American, Latina, or Native American)  with full-time undergraduate status who will intern in New York City or Westchester County during the summer.  Internships must be full time (30+ hours) and last a minimum of 10 weeks.  Grants are up to $4,725.  

Deadline:  April 18, 2018.  For more information, contact Dean Evelyn Leong at eleong@barnard.edu.

 

CORO FELLOWS PROGRAM IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS

To help train individuals for “effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena.”  Coro prepares participants “to translate their ideals into action for improving their own communities and beyond.”  The program, which is graduate-level and full-time for nine months, consists largely of a series of six field assignments in which Fellows intern with government agencies, businesses, political campaigns, labor unions, media organizations, and non-profit groups.  It also involves seminars and group and individual projects.  Candidates apply to one of five program locations:  New York, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.  Ideal candidates “have demonstrated some leadership either academically or within a community and have an interest in public affairs” and possess “an ability to work within a diverse group, commitment to public service, flexibility, and intellectual curiosity.” Tuition waivers and payment schedule vary between Coro centers.  Nationally, there is a tuition of $3,500.  Need-based stipends are available at all Coro centers.

Note:  For information about other awards related to public service, including public health and social justice, please visit the Office of Career Development.

Deadline: January 17, 2018.  Note that a pre-application form must be completed in order to submit the full application.

Contact: See www.coro.org for information and contact details specific to each program site.

 

CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

A program of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer 2018.  Languages are Arabic and Persian: advanced beginning, intermediate or advanced levels; Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu: beginning, intermediate, or advanced levels; and Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: intermediate or advanced levels.  Deadline to submit application for summer 2018 is November 15, 2017.  For more information, please consult the website: http://clscholarship.org/

Deadline:  For summer 2018, applications are due by November 15, 2017.

 

CULTURAL VISTAS FELLOWSHIPS

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship will afford up to 12 U.S. university students the opportunity to enrich their academic learning through professional internship and immersion experiences in Argentina, Germany or India. This multinational program is funded by Cultural Vistas and focuses on the theme of civic engagement and youth involvement. It includes a 6-week virtual seminar, 8-week internships abroad, orientation and reentry seminars in NYC, and post-program service projects. The fellowship awards covers the cost of travel, housing and emergency medical insurance.  Request application:  https://culturalvistas.org/programs/abroad/cultural-vistas-fellowship/

Deadline:  For summer 2018, applications are due by January 5, 2018.

 

DAAD SCHOLARSHIPS

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (German Academic Exchange Service) offers a wide range of scholarships and grants to undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members of higher educational institutions in the United States and Canada, for study and research in Germany.  For more information, please consult the website: http://www.daad.de/en/index.html

 

DAVID L. BOREN FELLOWSHIP

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study.  Boren Fellowships are made for a minimum of 12 weeks overseas and a maximum of one year overseas. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1, 2018 and no later than March 1, 2019.  Boren Fellowships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion.  Therefore, preference will be given to applicants proposing overseas programs of 6 months or longer.  However, applicants proposing overseas programs of 3-6 months, especially those in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields are encouraged to apply.

Deadline:  January 30, 2018  For more information, go to https://www.borenawards.org/fellowships/boren-fellowship-basics.

 

DAVID L. BOREN SCHOLARSHIP

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Maximum scholarship awards are:

  • $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)
  • $10,000 for a semester
  • $20,000 for a 6 - 12 months

Boren Scholarships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion, and therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants proposing a at least 6 months overseas. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1. Summer-only programs must be eight (8) weeks or more and are limited to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students. 

Deadline:  February 8, 2018.  For more information, go to https://www.borenawards.org/scholarships/program-basics/boren-scholarshi....

 

DAVIS PROJECTS FOR PEACE

To enable students to design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the summer of 2018.  Students receive $10,000 to execute their project.

Deadline:  Internal deadline: January 16, 2018.  Nominated proposals must be submitted to the Davis Foundation by Barnard College no later than February 12, 2018.

Contact: Interested students should consult the website http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/ and speak with Dean Leong early in the fall semester.

 

ELIE WIESEL PRIZE IN ETHICS

An essay contest “designed to challenge college students to analyze urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world."  Open to full-time juniors and seniors, who submit a 3,000-4,000 word essay on an assigned topic, which changes each year.  Entrants must be supported by a faculty sponsor—see website.  (It is permissible for students to submit essays that they have written for courses.)  Prizes range from $500 (honorable mention) to $5,000 (first prize).

Deadline:  January 19, 2018.

Contact: Interested juniors and seniors should speak with Dean Leong during the fall semester, and/or consult the foundation’s website:  www.eliewieselfoundation.org.

 

ERNEST F. HOLLINGS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

To assist in funding for tuition, travel, internships, and conferences.  Funding includes $19,000 tuition for junior and senior years, a summer internship at NOAA with a NOAA Mentor, $8,800 for internship stipend and housing, and funds for travel and conference presentations.  To be eligible, you need to be a U.S. citizen with a minimum GPA of 3.0., and amajor must be in STEM or Social Sciences and Education.

Deadline:  January 31, 2018

For more information:  www.oesd.noaa.gov/scholarships/ or www.noaa.gov

 

ERTEGUN GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

To fund and otherwise encourage graduate study [at Oxford University] in the Humanities by . . . a group of highly qualified students from throughout the world who have a plan to enlarge their knowledge, have the desire to extend their vision, and seek the opportunity to exchange their ideas.  One to three years of support, including tuition fees, college fees, and a generous cost of living stipend.

Deadline: The online application form for October 2018 is available from September 1, 2017, with a January 20, 2018 (noon) deadline.  For more information: http://www.ox.ac.uk/ertegun/

 

FORD FOUNDATION DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIPS

To increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity."  Doctoral fellowships are offered to applicants who show great promise of becoming successful teachers and researchers at the college and university level in the sciences, social sciences, or humanities.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and belong to a group “whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding.  For three years: $20,000 annual stipend, $2,000 award to the institution in lieu of tuition and fees.

Deadline: December 14, 2017; supporting materials, January 9, 2018.  Applicants must intend to be enrolled in a Ph.D. or Sc.D. program for fall 2018.

Contact: For more information and the online application, visit http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/index.htm

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND AREA STUDIES (FLAS) FELLOWSHIPS

To provide allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies.  Summer FLAS fellowship tuition grant is up to $18,000 and $10,000 stipend for undergraduate and graduate students plus subsistence allowance.

Deadline: Fall 2018 (fellowships happen on a four year grant cycle)

Contact: For more information and application, please see http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsflasf/applicant.html

 

FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS PROGRAM

To support a year of post-graduate study abroad.  Applicants propose a scholarly project, usually to be carried out while affiliated with an overseas university.  (There are also a number of Fulbright Teaching Assistantships available for certain countries, for instance France, Germany, and Korea.  Recipients assist in the teaching of English language skills.)  Applicants must be U.S. citizens.  Travel, living expenses, tuition (as appropriate).

Deadline: All application materials must be submitted to Dean Leong by the middle of September.  Applicants will be interviewed by the Committee on Honors and applications due by October 6, 2017.

Contact: Interested students should see Dean Leong in the spring of the junior year.  Candidates will need to get started on the application over the summer and should be sure to touch base with Dean Leong again by early August.  For more information and to create an applicant account, visit www.cies.org.

 

JOSEPHINE DE KARMEN FELLOWSHIP

 

Contact:  http://www.dekarman.org/

 

JAMES C. GAITHER JUNIOR FELLOWS PROGRAM

To select outstanding graduating seniors as well as eligible recent alumnae as Junior Fellows to provide research and other assistance to Associates working on the Carnegie Endowment’s projects.  These include non-proliferation; democracy building; trade; and China-related, South Asian and Russian/Eurasian issues. Fellowship of $36,000 plus full benefits for one year, beginning August 1, 2018.

Deadline: Internal: December 1, 2017.  All application materials must be submitted by Barnard by January 15, 2018.

Contact: Barnard may nominate up to two candidates each year.  Interested students should contact Dean Leong early in the fall semester of their senior year.  See also: http://carnegieendowment.org/about/jr-fellows.

 

GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIPS

To support study at Cambridge by outstanding students who show exceptional promise as scholars and leaders, and “for whom further study at Cambridge would be particularly appropriate.”  Candidates should show evidence of their “intellectual ability, leadership capacity and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others.”  Awards are given to support study toward a second bachelor’s degree, a one-year post-graduate course of study, or research leading to the Ph.D.  Tuition, a living allowance, and one round-trip airfare, for up to three or four years.  95 new scholarships are awardd each year; 40 in US round, 55 in international round.

Deadline: October 2017.  Please note, however, that Gates applicants must apply separately for admission to Cambridge, and admission-application deadlines may vary, depending on the degree a candidate is seeking.  Further information and downloadable application materials—for the Gates Scholarship and for admission to Cambridge—may be accessed at the Gates website, www.gatesscholar.org.

 

GERMAN CHANCELLOR FELLOWSHIP

To support ten “young prospective leaders” from the U.S., Russia, or China, who “have the potential to become…intermediaries between their home countries and Germany as they assume important positions in the fields of economy, science, politics and society.”  The scholarship supports a year in Germany for “professional development, study, or research.”  Applicants propose projects related to their “professional development and goals.”  Though graduating seniors are eligible to apply, in most cases the award goes to candidates who have been out of college and working in a profession for several years. No prior knowledge of German is required, although applicants “must establish contact with a prospective host (mentor) who agrees to supervise them professionally and/or academically” prior to submitting an application. Monthly stipend of 2,150 to 3,650 EUR, for one year, with additional allowances for travel, German language instruction, and insurance.

Deadline: September 15, 2017.

Contact: For further information, visit the Humboldt Foundation’s website: www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/4074.html.


 

THE HELEN FELLOWSHIP (American Museum of Natural History, NYC)

 The Helen Fellowship is a one-year residency for post-baccalaureate women to devote time immersed in computational scientific research and educational outreach at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City.  $70,000 for the year plus generous benefits.

Deadline:  January 21, 2018.  For more information, go to https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/adults/bridgeup-stem/helen-fellowship

 

HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND (College Scholarship Program)

To support Hispanic American students at the post-secondary level.  Selection criteria are "academic achievement, financial need, personal strengths, and leadership."  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of Hispanic background, must be full-time students with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and must have applied for federal financial aid.  Funds range from $1,000 - $5,000.

Deadline: April 1, 2018.   For more information, go to www.hsf.net.

 

LUCYLE HOOK TRAVEL GRANTS (Barnard specific)

To provide funding for travel related to research for the Barnard senior thesis (endowed by a late, emerita Barnard faculty member). Grants range from $100-$500.  

Deadline: November 1, 2017.

Contact: Interested students should speak with Dean Leong by early October of the senior year and obtain the Committee guidelines for application from her at that time.  Decisions will be announced by mid-December.

 

HUMANITY IN ACTION FELLOWSHIP

To bring 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.  HIA covers the costs of participation and accommodation during the fellowship programs and a modest stipend for meals. However, all Fellows will be responsible for financing the cost of round-trip airfare to their program city. Humanity in Action will cover this cost for Fellows with documented need.

Deadline:  January 8, 2018.  For more information, go to https://www.humanityinaction.org/

 

JAMES MADISON FELLOWSHIP (Junior Fellowship)

o support master's-level study in American history or political science (MA), or in the teaching of constitutional history, or American government, political institutions, and political theory (MAT, MEd).  Candidates should have no previous teaching experience and should be committed to pursuing careers as secondary-school teachers of American history, American government, or social studies.  (After earning the master’s degree, fellows are obligated to teach for at least one year for each year of support received.)  One of the goals of the Foundation is to encourage current and prospective secondary-school teachers to undertake graduate-level study of the U.S. Constitution, and all fellows are required to attend a four-week summer graduate seminar on the Constitution.  The Madison fellowship cannot be used to support doctoral study, the pursuit of a teaching certificate, master's degrees in public affairs or public administration, or law degrees.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Up to $24,000, pro-rated over the period of study.  Ordinarily, a Junior Fellowship supports two years of full-time study, but occasionally the Foundation permits fellows to study part-time.

Note:  For information about other awards that might be suitable for aspiring teachers, please visit the Office of Career Development.

Deadline: March 1, 2018.

Contact: Interested students should speak with Professor Lee Anne Bell in the fall.  For more information and the application, visit www.jamesmadison.com.

 

THE JET PROGRAM 

The JET Program USA is a competitive employment opportunity that allows young professionals to live and work in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. Being a JET is an opportunity to work and to represent the United States as cultural ambassadors to Japan. Most participants serve as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) and work in public and private schools throughout Japan; some work as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) as interpreters/translators.  The JET Program seeks participants who are adaptable, outgoing, and who have a deep interest in Japan. 

Deadline:  November 2017.  For more information, go to https://jetprogramusa.org/about/

 

THE PETER JUVILER AND DENNIS DALTON HUMAN RIGHTS FELLOWSHIP FUND  (Barnard specific)

To support summer research and internship opportunities for students studying human rights. social justice, and peace studies. $2,500 awarded to two students annually.  Open to all students for domestic or international travel.

Deadline: February 22, 2018. Candidates apply to the Committee on Honors during the spring to seek support for travel that will take place during the upcoming summer.

Contact: Interested students should see Dean Evelyn Leong and/or Dr. J. Paul Martin, Human Rights Program Director during the fall semester.

 

THE MARGOT KRUT FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (Barnard specific)

To support seniors in the performing arts complete their thesis work up to $1,000.

Deadline:  December 2, 1017.

Contact:  Interested students should speak with Dean Leong by early October of the senior year and obtain the Committee guidelines for application from her at that time.  Decisions will be announced by mid-December.

 

LUCE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

To provide a cultural experience in Asia, through an internship, for recent graduates and young professionals who display academic excellence, outstanding leadership ability, and—most important—"a mature and clearly defined career interest in a specific field and...potential for professional accomplishment within that field."  Students with previous significant Asian experience or with a concentration in Asian studies are ineligible—the program seeks applicants who would not otherwise in the course of their careers have such an experience.  Nominees must be U.S. citizens.  Barnard may nominate no more than one or two students per year.  Air transportation; insurance; language instruction; monthly stipend, sufficient to meet all living expenses, for approximately 12 months: late June through mid-July of the following year.

Deadline: Internal deadline: September 15, 2017. All application materials must be submitted to the Luce Foundation by Barnard by November 1, 2017. 

Contact: Interested students should speak with Dean Leong in the early fall of the senior year.  See also: www.hluce.org/lsprogram.aspx.

 

MORTIMER HAYS-BRANDEIS TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP

To provide support toward living expenses and travel outside the United States for students who have proposed projects in the visual and fine arts, including art history, conservation, studio art, and photography.  Applicants must have received an undergraduate degree no more than three years prior to the start of the fellowship.  Graduating seniors are eligible.  $19,000 for one year:  July 1 through June 30.

Deadline: January 31, 2018.

Contact: Interested students should speak with Professor Tomas Vu-Daniel, at Columbia, in the fall of senior year.  See also: www.brandeis.edu/programs/mhb/

 

NATIONAL PHYSICAL SCIENCE CONSORTIUM:  GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES

To support doctoral study in the following fields at specified NPSC-member institutions:  astronomy, chemistry, computer science, geology, materials science, mathematics, physics, and some engineering fields.  Women and/or members of historically underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply.  Candidates must be U.S. citizens, have a gpa of at least 3.0 and be: current seniors, or candidates for a terminal MA, or returning to school with no more than an MA, or first year graduate students in a Ph.D. program.  $16,000 per year, renewable.  Fellows are required to accept two years of relevant, paid summer employment.

Deadline: December 8, 2017.  Applicants should take the GRE in June following the junior year, or, at the latest, November 1 of the senior year, and should instruct ETS to send the scores to code R4417.  Important:  Candidates must also make separate application for admission directly to NPSC-member schools.

Contact: For further information, including the application and a list of NPSC-member schools, visit www.npsc.org.

 

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

To support up to three years of research-based graduate study in science, technology, mathematics, or engineering.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  Women, students with disabilities, and students from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. $30,000 per year stipend and $10,500 per year cost-of-education allowance, for up to three years; $1,000 international travel allowance.

Deadline: October, deadlines vary by field of study. 

Contact: Interested students should consult the Foundation’s website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201

 

THOMAS R. PICKERING GRADUATE FOREIGN AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP (for graduating seniors or alumane)

To attract outstanding students who will enroll in two-year, full-time master’s degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology or foreign languages, and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The program develops a source of trained men and women who will represent America’s interests abroad. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.2 from their most recently received degree, and must be U.S. citizens. At the time of application, candidates must be seeking admission to graduate school for the following academic year.

Actual expenses during the first and second year of a US graduate school. This funding is to help cover tuition cost first then room and board, books, mandatory fees and one round-trip ticket per academic year between the Fellow’s residence and the academic institution, pending availability of funds. Fellows receive stipends during their participation in two summer internships: one at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC between the first and second years of graduate school and one at a U.S. Embassy during the summer immediately following graduation from graduate school. Fellows are obligated to serve as Foreign Service officers for a minimum of three years after completing the program. The Fellowship does not fund law or or joint law degree programs.

Deadline: January 12, 2018.

Contact: Interested students should see Dean Kuan Tsu during the fall semester. See also: http://www.twc.edu/thomas-r-pickering-foreign-affairs-fellowship-program

 

RHODES SCHOLARSHIP

To support two to three years of post-graduate study at Oxford.  Promising candidates will display “well-rounded excellence”: i.e., academic excellence, leadership ability, strength of character, and “energy to use their talents to the full,” demonstrated either through participation in sports or other expression of “physical vigor.”  Applicants must be U.S. citizens.  Tuition, living expenses, and travel to and from Oxford.   

Deadline: October 4, 2017.

Contact: Interested students should speak with Dean Leong in the spring of the junior year.  See also: www.rhodesscholar.org. 

 

SOROS FELLOWSHIPS FOR NEW AMERICANS

To support up to two years of graduate study in any field for "new Americans":  permanent residents, naturalized citizens, and the children of naturalized citizens.  In addition to academic excellence and the promise of significant achievement in her or his proposed field, the ideal candidate will also display "creativity, originality, and initiative... [and]...commitment to the values expressed in the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution."  $20,000 per year, for up to two years, for living expenses, and half tuition at the graduate institution the fellow attends.

Deadline: November 1, 2017.

Contact: Interested students should see Dean Leong early in the fall semester of the senior year.  See also: www.pdsoros.org.

 

TOW SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (Barnard specific)

To support travel related to research for the senior thesis.  Candidates apply to the Committee on Honors during the spring of the junior year to seek support for travel that will take place during the summer between the junior and senior years.  Fellowships range from $1,000 - $4,000.

Deadline: March 2, 2018.

Contact: Interested students should see Dean Leong during the fall semester.

 

TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP

To support the last year of undergraduate study and up to three years of graduate study for students who plan careers in government or elsewhere in public service.  In addition to academic excellence, promising candidates will display leadership ability and experience, a strong record of community service, and focused graduate and career plans.  Barnard may nominate up to four students—all of whom must be juniors—each year.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  "Scholars are invited to participate in a number of programs:  Truman Scholar Leadership Week, The Summer Institute, The Truman Fellows Program, and The Public Service Law Conference."  Service requirement:  "…Scholars…are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion at a Foundation-funded graduate degree program." Up to $30,000.

Deadline: February 6, 2018.

Contact: Interested juniors should speak with Dean Leong early in the fall semester.  See also: www.truman.gov.

 

MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

To encourage outstanding [sophomores and juniors] to pursue careers related to environmental public policy and to encourage outstanding Native American and Alaska Native [sophomores and juniors] to pursue careers related to health care and tribal public policy.  Candidates must be U.S. citizens, permanent resident aliens, or U.S. nationals (if residents of American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands).  Barnard can nominate no more than six students per year.  Scholarships up to $7,000.

Deadline: March 8, 2018.

Contact: Interested students should speak with Dean Leong in the fall of their sophomore or junior year.  For preliminary information, visit https://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx

 

WEATHERHEAD UNDERGRADUATE TRAINING GRANT

To support undergraduate students pursuing summer projects in East Asia that develops academic and/or professional expertise up to $2500.

Deadline:  March 1, 2018.

Contact: For more information, go to  http://weai.columbia.edu/academics/scholarships-grants/weatherhead-under...

 

WOODROW WILSON TEACHING FELLOWSHIP

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia and New Jersey.   The Fellowship has also prepared over a thousand teachers in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or have extensively studied, one or more of the STEM fields.  The fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend, with tuition arrangments varying by campus in Georgia and New Jersey. (Once Fellows are certified teachers at the end of the first year, they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools).

Applications will only be accepted online and through the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation by the following deadline(s):

First application deadline:  October 17, 2017

Second application deadine:  November 30, 2017

Final application deadline:  January 31, 2018