Awards for Undergraduates

Awards for Undergraduates

Boren Scholarship
Provides up to $20,000 for students to study less commonly taught languages in regions critical to U.S. national security. Minimum length of study is 12 weeks. Requires a one-year minimum commitment to the federal government in a position related to national security. U.S. citizens only. Deadline: late January.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
Offers fully funded intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages for undergraduate students. For some languages, students are required to have basic language skills to be eligible for funding; other languages require no previous experience/study. U.S. citizen only. Deadline: mid-November.

DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)
Summer internship program for undergraduate students in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and engineering. RISE interns assist and receive mentoring from doctoral students at universities and top research institutions across Germany. (Working language is English.) Scholarship provides a stipend to help cover living expenses; partner institutions provide housing assistance. Deadline: late April.

DAAD University Summer Course Grant
Provides tuition, a travel stipend, and room/board for sophomores and juniors to attend a broad range of three to four-week summer courses at German universities. Most courses focus on German language and literacy, cultural, political, and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. One grant is specifically earmarked for an applicant in the fine arts. Applicants must have taken at least four semesters of college-level German (or obtained equivalent language proficiency elsewhere). Deadline: early December

Fulbright UK Summer Programmes
Three- to six-week academic and cultural summer programs for freshmen and sophomores. Recipients receive airfare to the UK, tuition and fees at the host university, accommodations and meals, and in some cases a small daily allowance. U.S. citizen only. Deadline: early February.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Scholarships of up to $5,000 for students receiving Pell Grants to fund study abroad. Minimum length of study is three weeks (not including travel days). Recipients studying specific languages will automatically be considered for an additional Critical Need Language Award, which can bring the total award amount up to $8,000. U.S. citizens only. Deadline early October and early March.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship
$5,000 scholarship for undergraduates who are child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad in a credit-bearing program. Minimum length of study is three weeks (not including travel days). Must be a U.S. citizen who is receiving federal financial aid. Deadline: early October and early March.

Barry Goldwater Scholarship
Provides up to $7,500 for 1 or 2 years of undergraduate study in science, mathematics, and engineering. Intended for exceptional students (typical GPA = 3.7+) who have conducted undergraduate research and intend to pursue a Ph.D. in a STEM field. Eastern’s campus deadline for sophomores and juniors: U.S citizen only. (This scholarship requires a campus endorsement. Contact the Fellowships Office for more information.)

Humanity in Action Fellowship
Five-week interdisciplinary, overseas summer program for U.S. and international students to study minority rights and research how resisting intolerance has protected democratic values. Programs available in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lyon, and Warsaw. Deadline early January.

Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program
A highly selective, 6-week summer program for rising college juniors focused on developing leadership skills. Fellows live at George Washington’s estate just outside Washington, D.C., and meet with some of the nation’s top leaders. Each fellow is paired with a mentor who helps shape an individualized capstone project. Fellows receive free housing, transportation, meals, and a stipend. U.S. citizen only. Deadline for sophomores: late January.

National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Offers scholarships and summer research internships to undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. Students must demonstrate exceptional financial need. Recipients must commit to working in an NIH research laboratory for one year for each year of scholarship support received. $20,000 per academic year. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Deadline for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors: early March.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship
Provides academic scholarship and paid summer internship for up to two years to undergraduates interested in careers doing research, public policy, or education related to oceanic and atmospheric science. $9,500 per academic year. U.S. citizen only. Deadline for sophomores: January.

Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program
Provides a ten-week summer internship for sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students pursuing science and engineering degrees to conduct research at a Department of Navy laboratory. Interns receive a monthly stipend and mentoring from laboratory scientists. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Deadline: early November.

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program
Provides support for undergraduates to engage in summer research programs at various U.S. and foreign institutions. At an REU site, a small group of undergraduates work on a pre-defined research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Students receive a stipend and sometimes assistance with housing, meals, and travel. Deadline: varies by site, some by January or February.

PPIA (Public Policy and International Affairs) Program
Enables college juniors to attend a seven-week Junior Summer Institute focused on preparing students for careers in public policy, public administration, or international relations. The curriculum includes economics, statistics, domestic and international policy issues, and leadership topics–all designed to sharpen students’ quantitative, analytic, and communication skills. Fellows who successfully complete the summer program are given assistance in applying and receiving financial assistance for graduate school. Deadline for juniors: early November.

Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program
Six-week summer program at Howard University for undergraduate students interested in international affairs. Students live on campus, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, D.C. U.S citizen only. Deadline: early February.

SMART Scholarship

Provides full scholarship to students pursuing STEM degrees and employment upon graduation. Must complete one year of paid service in a Department of Defense laboratory for each year of academic support received. Available for both undergraduate and graduate study. For U.S., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or UK citizens. Deadline: early-December.

Up to $4,000 per year for juniors and seniors working toward teacher certification. Grant recipients must commit to four years of teaching in a high-need field and in a school serving low-income students. Eastern students who are eligible for this grant will be invited to apply by the CARE committee after acceptance into Eastern’s education program.

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Award
Provides a $5,000 or $10,000 scholarship for future scientists currently studying biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or other life science. For freshmen through graduate students. Legal U.S residents only. Deadline for fall: mid-May.

Udall Scholarship
Provides up to $7,000 to sophomores and juniors who demonstrate a commitment to and potential for making a significant contribution to careers related to the environment, or for Native American/Alaska Native students interested in careers in tribal health or tribal governance and policy. Must be U.S citizen, national, or permanent resident. Deadline: mid March. Contact Dr. Peter Drzewiecki if interested.


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