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Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

National scholarships and fellowships can provide funding for:

  • Independent travel and research opportunities, both during and after your time at Eastern
  • Graduate school
  • Paid professional fellowships
  • Some undergraduate experiences (in limited cases)
Below are lists of scholarships divided by interest area and type of award.
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By Type of Award

  • Boren Scholarship
    Provides up to $25,000 for students to study less commonly taught languages in regions critical to U.S. national security. Minimum length of study is 12 weeks (minimum of 8 weeks for STEM majors only). 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 fifteen 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: November to December.

    Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship 
    Provides up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expense, for the junior and senior years of undergraduate study, OR a two-year master’s degree program in an IT-related field. Also provides stipends, housing, and travel allowances for two summer internships: one at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., and an international internship at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad. Fellows receive an appointment in the Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist (with a 5-year commitment) upon successful completion of the program. Must be a U.S. citizen and pursuing a degree relevant to information technology. Deadline: late January.

    Fund for Education Abroad
    Provides scholarships and ongoing support to undergraduate students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Applicants must be U.S. citizens/permanent residents who plan to participate in a study abroad program at least 4 weeks long that is eligible for credit at Eastern. The Fund is especially interested in supporting students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population, including minorities and first-generation college students. Deadline: early September

    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 August, 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. U.S. citizens only. Eastern’s campus deadline for sophomores and juniors: early December (This scholarship requires a campus endorsement. Contact the Fellowships Office for more information.)

    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.

    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.

    TEACH Grant
    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.

    Voyager Scholarship for Public Service
    Provides up to $50,000 for junior and senior year, a paid summer public service experience, and travel support for 10 years following graduation to students committed to a career in public service. Applicants must be finishing their sophomore year; have a GPA of at least 3.0; demonstrate a commitment to public service; and be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or a student with DACA status. Deadline in 2022: mid-June.

    Watermark Scholars Program
    Provides $5,000 to a sophomore, junior, or senior who identifies as a woman and is majoring in a STEM field or plans on a career in technology. U.S. citizenship required. Deadline: mid-July.

  • American Psychological Association’s Predoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
    Under the APA’s Minority Fellowship Program, this fellowship provides up to 3 years of support for students applying for a doctoral degree in clinical, counseling and school psychology, and other psychology programs designed to prepare them for careers in behavioral health services. Applicants must have a strong commitment to a career in ethnic minority behavioral health services or policy. Applicants need not be minorities, but minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Deadline for seniors: mid-January.

    Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
    Provides a $36,000 stipend, tuition, and other assistance for up to 4 years for students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that use high performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. Includes a 12-week practicum at one of 17 DOE national laboratories that includes access to DOE supercomputers. U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Deadline: early January. (Must take GREs by mid-November.)

    Erasmus Mundus Scholarships (Europe)
    Provides funding to pursue a master’s degree or doctorate in multiple European countries. Degree programs in a variety of disciplines are jointly sponsored by more than one institution; students complete courses at one institution and then move to a new phase of the program in a different country. Deadline: late fall or January (varies by program).

    Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship 
    Provides up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expense, for the junior and senior years of undergraduate study, OR a two-year master’s degree program in an IT-related field. Also provides stipends, housing, and travel allowances for two summer internships: one at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., and an international internship at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad. Fellows receive an appointment in the Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist (with a 5-year commitment) upon successful completion of the program. Must be a U.S. citizen and pursuing a degree relevant to information technology. Deadline: late January.

    Gates Cambridge Scholarship (England)
    Highly competitive full-cost scholarships for students to pursue a postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Must show evidence of outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, and commitment to improving the lives of others. Open to citizens of any county outside of the United Kingdom. Deadline: early October.

    Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award
    Provides tuition and a stipend for citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. pursuing a Ph.D. in applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences at specific universities. U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Deadline: mid-October.

    Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program
    Full funding to pursue graduate study at Stanford, including JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs. The highly competitive scholarship is designed to foster a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation. Applicants must be exceptional students who have a demonstrated interest in effecting change to improve society. 100 scholarships awarded annually; one-third of these are awarded to U.S. citizens and two-thirds to citizens of other countries. Deadline: early October.

    James Madison Graduate Fellowship
    Provides up to $24,000 to support graduate study leading to a master’s degree for individuals wishing to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellows must commit to teaching American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12 for one year for each academic year of funding received. One fellowship per state is awarded each year. U.S. citizen only. Deadline: early March.

    Marshall Scholarship (UK)
    Funding for graduate study in the UK in all fields. Scholars are intellectually strong and have significant leadership potential. Extremely competitive; only about 32 awarded annually. Minimum GPA of 3.7; most winners have a 3.9+ GPA. U.S. citizen only. Campus deadline: early September. (This scholarship requires a campus endorsement. Contact the Fellowships Office for more information.)

    McCall MacBain Scholarship at McGill University (Canada)
    Provides full funding for 20 Canadian and 10 international students to pursue a graduate degree (150+ options) at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. The Scholarship covers all tuition and fees for the full normal duration of a degree program, a monthly living stipend, mentorship, and a leadership development curriculum. Finalists are offered a one-year scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional character, a history of community engagement, leadership potential, an entrepreneurial spirit, and academic strength and intellectual curiosity. Deadline: mid September. (This scholarship requires a campus endorsement. Contact the Fellowships Office for more information.)

    George Mitchell Scholarship (Ireland)
    Funding for one year of graduate study in Ireland in all fields. Only 12 are awarded based on three selection criteria: scholarship, leadership, and sustained commitment to service and community. Must have a clear reason for studying in Ireland. U.S. citizen only. Campus deadline: early September. (This scholarship requires a campus endorsement. Contact the Fellowships Office for more information.)

    National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
    Three-year fellowship for students about to begin a doctoral program in one of 15 science/engineering disciplines. Fellowship includes tuition and a monthly stipend. NO service obligation. U.S. citizens only. Deadline: early December.

    National Physical Sciences Consortium Graduate Fellowships in Science, Math, and Engineering
    Provides up to $26,000 annually for up to 6 years to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool (95% of fellows have been minority, female, or both). Fellows may also hold a research or teaching assistant-ship. Fellows receive one or two paid summer internships with a government agency and are assigned a mentor. U.S. citizen only. Deadline for seniors: early December.

    NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program (for athletes)
    Provides scholarships for graduating student athletes with 3.5+ GPA to support graduate study. Deadline: various deadlines depending on semester and sport. Requires a nomination.

    NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program (England)
    Funding for Ph.D. and joint Ph.D./M.D. programs as Oxford or Cambridge for students interested in biomedical research careers. An accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for students who have already developed a sophisticated scientific background by having engaged in research as undergraduates. U.S. citizens only. Deadline: early December.

    NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
    $30,000 per year for up to 3 years of research-based study leading to an M.S. or Ph.D. in STEM fields and social sciences. Professional (MPH), clinical (MSW), and joint professional/research degrees (M.D./Ph.D.) not eligible. U.S. citizen only. Deadline (varies by discipline): late October.

    Payne International Development Fellowship
    Provides up to $104,000 for tuition, stipend, and summer internships in support of a master’s degree in international development or another area of relevance to the work of the USAID Foreign Service (e.g., economics, history, political science, public administration, communications, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, agriculture, environmental sciences, or urban planning). Fellows participate in two summer internships: one with a member of Congress and one overseas. Fellows must commit to five years of service as a USAID Foreign Service Officer. Two fellowships awarded each year. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and be U.S. citizens. Deadline for seniors: early November.

    Thomas J. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
    Provides up to $42,000 per year for a two-year master’s degree program in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, management, or foreign languages.Fellows participate in two summer internships: one at the State Department in Washington, D.C., and one overseas. Fellows must commit to five years of service as a Foreign Service Officer. U.S. citizen only. Deadline for seniors/alumni: late September.

    Quad Fellowship (STEM)
    Provides $50,000 for graduate study in STEM fields. Funded by the governments of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States, the fellowship is designed to 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. Fellows participate in a multi-day residential experience in Australia, India, or Japan; receive virtual programming from global STEM experts; receive mentoring; and participate in individual or small-group experiences or projects focused on Quad country priority focus areas. Fellows also have an opportunity to apply for an additional $25,000 in need-based aid. Applicants must be citizens or legal permanent residents of the U.S., Australia, Japan, or India. Deadline for rising seniors: June. (Students who have already graduated may also apply.)

    Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship
    Provides up to $37,500 for a 2-year master’s degree for U.S. citizens interested in becoming Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Fellowship also arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides mentorship and professional development support. The program encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials can be found at www.rangelprogram.org. Deadline: mid September.

    Rhodes Scholarship (England)
    Provides funding for two years of graduate study at the University of Oxford in any field. Applicants should demonstrate leadership, high literary and scholastic attainment, success in sports, and the likelihood to become influential members of society. Very competitive–only 32 awarded each year. Minimum GPA of 3.8. U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of DACA status. Campus deadline: early October. (This scholarship requires a campus endorsement. Contact the Fellowships Office for more information.)

    Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholarship
    Provides full tuition for 3 years at New York University Law School for exceptional students who commit to a career in public service. Public service can include policy and legal positions with government, non-profit organizations, academia, social entrepreneurship, community development, and law firms whose primary mission is serving the public interest. Deadline for seniors: early January (including full application to NYU).

    Samvid Scholars
    Provides leadership training and up to $50,000 per year for each year of a graduate degree of at least 2 years, including an MD, MBA, JD, MPP, MPH, or EdD - or an MS/MA in social sciences or STEM. Provides professional development and mentoring beyond the two years of funding. For future leaders who are committed to effecting a positive change in society. Must be U.S. citizen or DACA recipient and have a 3.5 or higher GPA. Deadline: early April.

    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.

    Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
    Provides up to $90,000 for two years of graduate school for “new Americans” (children of parents born outside of the U.S.), and includes individuals with DACA status. For any field of study at any U.S. institution. Deadline: late October.

    Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships
    Provides $30,000 for STEM students who wish to pursue a master’s degree in teacher preparation at a participating university in Pennsylvania. Recipients must agree to teach for three years in a high-need secondary school in one of the participating states. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent residency. Deadline for seniors: various deadlines from November through February.

    Harry S. Truman Scholarship
    Provides up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school for juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to making a difference through public service, including careers in government, the nonprofit sector, advocacy, or education. Highly competitive. Campus deadline: early December (This scholarship requires a campus endorsement. Contact the Fellowships Office for more information.)

  • Echoing Green Fellowship
    Provides $80,000 in seed money to social entrepreneurs seeking to start non-profit or for-profit organizations to address a serious social problem in an innovative way. Applicants must demonstrate leadership, resilience, passion in their ideas, and an ability to attract additional resources. Fellows must commit to working full-time on their funded project for two years. 

    FAO Schwartz Social Impact Fellowships
    Paid, 2-year fellowships in a range of nonprofit organizations for highly motivated students who are committed to social justice. Applicants should have proven academic excellence and demonstrated leadership in their college communities. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. for the duration of the fellowship. Deadline for seniors: early February.

    Fulbright
    A one-year fellowship for graduating seniors (and alumni) to conduct research or serve as an English Teaching Assistant in more than 150 countries worldwide. Fulbrighters receive a monthly stipend and travel costs. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals Eastern campus deadline for most awards: mid-September. (This fellowship requires a campus interview and evaluation. Contact the Fellowships Office for more information about GPA and other requirements.) Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals.

    Global Health Corps
    Year-long paid fellowship in the U.S. or Africa to work on global health issues. Background in public health is not required, but applicants should have a passion for health equity. Open to non-US citizens. Deadline: mid-January.

    Govern for America Fellowship
    Two-year paid opportunity for recent graduates to serve in high-impact roles in governments across the country. Fellows work alongside other government leaders on real issues facing communities. Applicants maybe from any field and must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, DACA recipients, or have U.S. Sponsorship for 2 years. Application deadline: mid-October.

    Governor's Innovation Fellowship
    Provides graduating Connecticut seniors with a $5,000 fellowship prize and the opportunity to work at innovative companies in Stamford, CT, in a STEM-related field. Fellows have access to mentorship and curated professional development. Deadline: early November.

    Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program
    Funding to be an English teaching assistant in an elementary, junior high, or high school for one year in Japan. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in Japanese language and culture. U.S. citizen only. Application deadline: mid-November.

    Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship
    Provides a 5-year fellowship to individuals committed to teaching science and mathematics in U.S. high schools. Fellows receive monthly stipends, grants for professional development and teaching materials, and professional support and mentoring. Graduating seniors and graduate students eligible to apply (must receive teaching credential before beginning the fellowship); practicing teachers with two or fewer years of teaching experience also eligible. Deadline: early January.

    Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
    Provides a 6- to 9-month paid fellowship in Washington, D.C. for college graduates to work on key issues of peace and security. Fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice (including the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, and Physicians for Social Responsibility). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or visa holders. Deadline: early October for fellowship beginning in spring, early January for fellowship beginning in fall.

    NIH Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)
    Provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. Post-Bac IRTAs/CRTAs work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. No set deadline; apply 8 months before you wish to begin work. College seniors are encouraged to apply to the Post-Bac IRTA and the NIH Summer Internship Program simultaneously. 

    New York City Urban Fellows Program
    Nine-month, full-time fellowship that combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with an intensive seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. Fellows are placed at an array of agencies across the City where they learn about public policy through a hands-on approach. Fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend and health insurance. Deadline for seniors: early January.

    Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
    Provides a $30,000 stipend for a graduating senior to pursue one year of 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. Applicants must develop a proposal for public service in the U.S. or abroad, either working independently or through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental, or other public service organizations. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply if they are graduating from a U.S. college/university. Deadline: mid-January.

    Venture For America Fellowship
    Prepares recent college graduates for careers as entrepreneurs by providing a 2-year paid fellowship in a start-up in one of 13 cities. Fellows participate in a 5-week startup bootcamp prior to starting their salaried positions. Fellows also receive support to launch their own companies. Applicants must have authorization to work is the U.S. (U.S. citizen, permanent resident, DACA, etc.) Application open to college seniors and very recent graduates. Rolling deadlines from August to early March.

  • Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
    Up to $25,000 (undergrad) or $30,000 (grad) for students to study less commonly taught languages in regions critical to U.S. national security. Students may apply as undergraduates or graduating seniors applying to a U.S. graduate program. Requires a one-year minimum commitment to the federal government in a position related to national security. U.S. citizen only. Deadline: late January / early February.

    Christianson Fellowship
    Awards up to $10,000 for an internship or volunteer project in another country for 6 or more months for young Americans who are passionate about helping communities abroad thrive and are eager to learn about the local culture. Project must benefit the local community and have measurable objectives. Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents ages 18-28. Deadlines: mid-March, mid-July, and mid-October.

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

    DAAD
    Semester and yearlong internships, research, and study in all fields in Germany for both undergraduates and graduating seniors interested in pursuing master’s degrees. Several specialized scholarships in various fields. Graduate deadlines early to mid-November; undergraduate deadline late January. (Some DAAD scholarships require a university endorsement. Contact the Fellowships Office for more information.)

    Erasmus Mundus Scholarships
    Provides funding to pursue a master’s degree or doctorate in multiple European countries. Degree programs in a variety of disciplines are jointly sponsored by more than one institution; students complete courses at one institution and then move to a new phase of the program in a different country. Deadline: late fall or January (varies by program).

    Freeman-ASIA
    Provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Awards ranging from $3,000 for summer study to $7,000 for full year. Minimum GPA = 2.8. U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Deadline for spring study: mid-October. Deadline for summer or fall study: March.

    Fulbright
    A one-year fellowship for graduating seniors (and alumni) to conduct research or provide assistance teaching English in more than 150 countries worldwide. Fulbrighters receive a monthly stipend and travel costs. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals. Eastern campus deadline for most awards: mid-September. (This fellowship requires a campus interview and evaluation. Contact the Fellowships Office for more information about GPA and other requirements.) 

    Fulbright UK Summer Programmes
    Three- to four-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.

    Fund for Education Abroad
    Provides scholarships and ongoing support to undergraduate students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Applicants must be U.S. citizens/permanent residents who plan to participate in a study abroad program at least 4 weeks long that is eligible for credit at Eastern. The Fund is especially interested in supporting students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population, including minorities and first-generation college students. 

    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 August, early October, and early March.

    Global Health Corps
    Year-long paid fellowship in the U.S. or Africa to work on global health issues. Background in public health is not required, but applicants should have a passion for health equity. Open to non-US citizens. Deadline: January.

    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, Sarajevo, and Warsaw. Open to non-US citizens. Deadline: February.

    Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program
    Funding to be an English teaching assistant in an elementary, junior high, or high school for one year in Japan. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in Japanese language and culture. U.S. citizen only. Deadline: mid-November.

    Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship (to Japan)
    Provides up to the full cost of studying abroad for a semester or year in Japan for students with financial need. Preference given to students raised by a single parent (or who have lost both parents), first-generation college students, and students without significant international experience. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Deadline: mid-February.

  • AAUW International Fellowships
    The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers International Fellowships for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Deadline for seniors: mid-November.

    American Psychological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program
    The Predoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) Program provides up to 3 years of support for students applying for a doctoral degree in clinical, counseling and school psychology, and other psychology programs designed to prepare them for careers in behavioral health services. Applicants must have a strong commitment to a career in ethnic minority behavioral health services or policy. Applicants need not be minorities, but minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or non-citizen nationals. Deadline for seniors: mid-January.

    Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) Scholarship Fund – General Scholarship Program
    Scholarships ranging from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards for under-served AAPI students. Program has a special focus on student who live at or below the poverty level, are the first in their families to attend college, are representative of ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity, and have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement. For citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S., Marshall Islands, Micronesia, or Palau. Deadline: early January.

    Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Congressional Internship Program
    Provides paid summer and semester-long internships to promising Latino undergraduate students. Interns gain experience working in a congressional office and participate in weekly professional and leadership development and civic engagement through community service. Interns also get free housing and transportation to Washington, D.C. Deadlines range from October through February.

    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 August, early October, and early March.

    Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity
    Provides up to $20,000 annually for up to 6 years to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool (95% of fellows have been minority, female, or both). Fellows may also hold a research or teaching assistantship. Fellows receive one or two paid summer internships with a government agency and are assigned a mentor. Open to all American citizens. Deadline for seniors: mid-December.

    Greenlining Institute Leadership Academy
    Works to empower and develop the next generation of multi-ethnic leaders to advance racial and economic equity and create positive social change. Offers paid year-long fellowship or summer experience to students interesting in gaining training and experience in developing sustainable solutions rooted in equity and justice. Deadline: late January or mid-February (program dependent).

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund
    Multiple scholarships available for Hispanic students pursuing higher education. Applicants must be U.S. citizen, permanent resident, DACA or eligible non-citizen. Deadline: mid-February.

    NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program (for athletes)
    Provides scholarships for graduating student athletes with 3.5+ GPA to support graduate study. Deadline varies based on program: Fall: January, Winter: April, Spring: June. Requires a nomination.

    Out to Innovate Scholarship
    The National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) offers $5,000 scholarships for currently enrolled LGBTQA students pursuing STEM degrees. Undergraduate and graduate/professional level students are eligible to apply. Deadline: early June.

    Brooke Owens Aerospace Fellowship
    Paid summer fellowship for undergraduate women and non-binary students interested in pursuing a career in aerospace. Students are placed in leading aerospace organizations. Deadline: early October.

    Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
    Provides up to $90,000 for two years of graduate school for “new Americans” (children of parents born outside of the U.S.), and includes individuals with DACA status. For any field of study at any U.S. institution. Deadline: late October.

    Peace First Prize<
    Recognizes young people between the ages of 8-22 for their compassion, courage and ability to create collaborative change with a two-year $50,000 fellowship. For individuals who have confronted injustice, crossed lines of difference, and inspired others to make lasting change. Deadline: mid-April.

    Point Foundation Scholarships (for LGBTQ students)
    Financial assistance and mentoring for LGBTQ students with high academic achievement, leadership, and involvement in the LGBTQ community. May be used to support undergraduate or graduate study. Deadline: late January (some variance between scholarships).

    Pre-Health Dreamers
    This website, created by students, lists scholarships, internships, and other resources for undocumented students pursuing careers in health care.

    RAY Diversity Fellowship
    The Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Diversity Fellowship Program aims to increase and facilitate conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy-related career pathways for emerging leaders of color. Recipients receive a two-year paid fellowship in an organization working on either conservation or clean energy. Fellows work with mentors and receive a stipend for professional development. Applicants must come from a racial/ethnic background underrepresented in conservation and clean energy; demonstrate a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and be either a college senior or less than 1 year out of college. DACA recipients are eligible. Deadline: March.

    Scholarships for Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders
    The Asian Pacific American Resource Center at the University of Minnesota has developed a list of scholarships, internships, and fellowships relevant for Asian American/Pacific Islander students or those interested in Asian American affairs.

    Scholarships for Development
    Provides an updated listing of international scholarships that are open to students from developing countries and international students in general.

    Scholarships for Undocumented Students
    Immigrants Rising maintains a resource guide listing scholarships and fellowships that are available for immigrant students without U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency.

    Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program
    Provides 25 premedical students with laboratory or clinical research experience related to the health of traditionally underserved groups. Fellows attend talks by minority physicians about medical specialties and discuss issues of concern for minority communities. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in addressing the problems of the medically underserved. Fellows receive housing and a stipend. Deadline for juniors: early February.

    Udall Scholarship (for Native American/Alaska Native students)
    Provides $7,000 to Native American/Alaska Native sophomores and juniors who demonstrate a commitment to and potential for making a significant contribution to careers in tribal health or tribal governance and policy. (Also for students of any background pursuing careers related to the environment.) Deadline: early March. Contact Dr. Peter Drzewiecki if interested.

    Watermark Scholars Program (for women in STEM)
    Provides $5,000 to a sophomore, junior, or senior who identifies as a woman and is majoring in a STEM field or plans on a career in technology. U.S. citizenship required. Deadline: mid-July.

  • American Institute for Economic Research Internship
    10 to 12-week paid internship at AIER in Great Barrington, MA. Interns can apply skills to scholarly research, program/event planning, marketing, graphic design, communications, editorial writing, and development/fundraising. Interns are provided housing and lunch each workday. Interns must be legally allowed to travel and work in the U.S. Deadline: early May for fall internship, early September for spring, and early March for summer.

    Boren Scholarship
    Provides support for students to study less commonly taught languages in regions critical to U.S. national security. Summer program only open to students studying STEM fields. Requires a one-year minimum commitment to the federal government in a position related to national security. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Deadline: Early February.

    Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
    Offers fully funded intensive summer language institutes in fifteen 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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Deadline: mid-November.

    Cultural Vistas Fellowship
    An 8-week internship in Argentina, Germany, or India. Travel and accommodations are fully funded; students must cover some food costs. Germany and Argentina require some foreign language skills. Students who belong to historically under-represented group in international exchanges such as veterans, first-generation college students, STEM majors, and members of minority communities are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Deadline: early December.

    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: November to mid-December.

    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 Canada Mitacs Globalink Summer Research Internship
    Provides funding for undergraduate students to pursue a 10 to 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of fields, including STEM, the humanities, and social sciences. Program is open to sophomores and juniors who are U.S. citizens. Deadline: mid-October.

    Fulbright UK Summer Programmes
    Three- to four-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. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen. Deadline: February.

    Future Public Health Leaders Program
    Ten-week summer residential program at the University of Michigan, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Students develop skills and knowledge in public health through professional field placements, skill building workshops, and mentorship. The ultimate goal of the program is to increase the diversity of the public health workforce and the people committed to reducing health disparities. Students receive a stipend, housing, and meal plan. Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and U.S. nationals who have completed at least two years of undergraduate study and have not yet been accepted into a graduate program. Deadline: Late January.

    Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
    Scholarships of up to $5,000 for students receiving Pell Grants to fund study abroad (average award for summer study = $3,000). 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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Deadline: early March and early October.

    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 August, early October, early March.

    Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship
    Provides a $5,000 stipend for travel and living expenses for undergraduates interning over the summer in the U.S. Embassies in London or Paris, or the Secretary of State’s Office in Washington, D.C. Students must apply for a summer internship through the State Department; eligible students are then invited to apply for the fellowship. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Application deadline for sophomores, juniors, and seniors to apply for State Department internship: depends on state posting.

    Hertog Foundation Political Studies Summer Program
    This summer program brings a group of top undergraduate students (GPA > 3.5) to Washington, D.C., to explore the theory and practice of politics in an intensive seminar setting. Courses include subjects such as political philosophy, contemporary public affairs, economics, and foreign policy. Students can apply for a seven-week summer fellowship or choose a shorter seminar (1 to 2 weeks). Selected students receive free housing and a stipend ranging from $500 - $2,000. Deadline: Early February.

    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, Sarajevo, and Warsaw. Application available in the fall. Deadline: February.

    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. Deadline: late January (application available in October).

    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. Most labs only accept U.S. citizens. Deadline: Early November.

    NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
    Summer internship program for students interested in careers in biomedical research. Individual scientists select their own summer interns and provide a stipend; there is no centralized selection process. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Deadline: varies by program.

    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.

    Brooke Owens Aerospace Fellowship
    Paid summer fellowship for undergraduate women and non-binary students interested in pursuing a career in aerospace. Students are placed in leading aerospace organizations. Deadline: early October.

    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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Deadline: 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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Deadline: early February.

    Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)
    Summer program in New York City designed to increase interest in and knowledge of public health and biomedical science careers. Includes Public Health coursework at Columbia University, hands-on field experience, seminars with public health leaders, and mentoring by faculty members. For students who will have completed at least two years of college at an accredited institution by the beginning of the program, or recent college graduates who have not yet been accepted into a graduate program. Must be U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or U.S. National. Deadline: late January.

    Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program
    Provides 25 premedical students with laboratory or clinical research experience related to the health of traditionally underserved groups. Fellows attend talks by minority physicians about medical specialties and discuss issues of concern for minority communities. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in addressing the problems of the medically underserved. Fellows receive housing and a stipend. Deadline for juniors: early February.

    Vienna Biocenter Summer School (for research in life sciences)
    Summer program in Austria for undergraduate students from around the world to work with a faculty mentor on a research project in molecular biology, neuroscience, immunology, bioinformatics, RNA biology, stem cells, or biochemistry. Supported by a member of the laboratory, students will to perform experiments, analyze data, generate ideas, discuss results, and take part in lab meetings. Scholars receive accommodation, travel allowance, and stipend. For students who have completed at least 2 years of university studies and at least 3 months of research experience. Deadline: late January.

    Summer Internship Opportunities

    Eastern’s Center for Internships and Career Development has a wealth of information about internship opportunities for Eastern students.

By Interest Area

  • Fulbright - Arts Award
    A one-year fellowship for graduating seniors (and alumni) to engage in study related to the Arts in one of more than 150 countries. Arts recipients may pursue a one-year master's degree or engage in independent study/creative work. Fulbrighters receive a monthly stipend and travel costs. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals. Eastern campus deadline: early September. (This fellowship requires a campus interview and evaluation. Contact the Fellowships Office for more information about GPA and other requirements.)

    Fulbright – National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship
    Provides one year of support to U.S. citizens for overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant social or environmental topic. Fellows receive mentoring from National Geographic editors, provide material regularly for a blog on the National Geographic website, and have the opportunity to develop additional content for use by National Geographic and the Department of State. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals. Eastern campus deadline: early September. (This fellowship requires a campus interview and evaluation. Contact the Fellowships Office for more information about GPA and other requirements.)

  • American Institute for Economic Research Internship
    10 to 12-week paid internship at AIER in Great Barrington, MA. Interns can apply skills to scholarly research, program/event planning, marketing, graphic design, communications, editorial writing, and development/fundraising. Interns are provided housing and lunch each workday. Interns must be legally allowed to travel and work in the U.S. Deadline: early May for fall internship, early September for spring, and early March for summer.

    Echoing Green Fellowship
    Provides $80,000 in seed money to social entrepreneurs seeking to start non-profit or for-profit organizations to address a serious social problem in an innovative way. Applicants must demonstrate leadership, resilience, passion in their ideas, and an ability to attract additional resources. Fellows must commit to working full-time on their funded project for two years.

    Government Finance Officers Scholarship
    Several scholarships available, providing $5,000 to $20,000 for an upper-division undergraduate or graduate student of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management). One scholarship specifically for minorities preparing for a career in state or local government finance. For students intending to pursue a career in public service. Must be a citizen or permanent resident of U.S. or Canada. Deadline: mid-February.

    Samvid Scholars
    Provides leadership training and up to $50,000 per year for each year of a graduate degree of at least 2 years, including an MD, MBA, JD, MPP, MPH, or EdD - or an MS/MA in social sciences or STEM. Provides professional development and mentoring beyond the two years of funding. For future leaders who are committed to effecting a positive change in society. Must be U.S. citizen or DACA recipient and have a 3.5 or higher GPA. Deadline: early April.

    Venture For America Fellowship
    Prepares recent college graduates for careers as entrepreneurs by providing a 2-year paid fellowship in a start-up in one of 13 cities. Fellows participate in a 5-week startup bootcamp prior to starting their salaried positions. Fellows also receive support to launch their own companies. Applicants must have authorization to work is the U.S. (U.S. citizen, permanent resident, DACA, etc.) Application open to college seniors and very recent graduates. Rolling deadlines from September to early March.

  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA)
    A one-year fellowship to provide assistance teaching English in more than 80 countries worldwide. ETAs help teach English while serving as an ambassador for U.S. culture. ETAs receive a monthly stipend and travel costs. Eastern campus deadline: mid-September. (This fellowship requires a campus interview and evaluation. Contact the Fellowships Office for information on GPA and other requirements.) Must be a U.S. citizen. Deadline: early October.

    James Madison Graduate Fellowship
    Provides up to $24,000 to support graduate study leading to a master’s degree for individuals wishing to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellows must commit to teaching American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12 for one year for each academic year of funding received. One fellowship per state is awarded each year; U.S. citizens only. Deadline: early March.

    Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship
    Provides a 5-year fellowship to individuals committed to teaching science and mathematics in U.S. high schools. Fellows receive monthly stipends, grants for professional development and teaching materials, and professional support and mentoring. Graduating seniors and graduate students eligible to apply (must receive teaching credential before beginning the fellowship); practicing teachers with two or fewer years of teaching experience also eligible. Deadline: early January.

    Minority Teacher Incentive Grant and Weisman Scholarship
    Provides $5,000 per year for final two years of study for minority juniors and seniors planning to teach in Connecticut public schools. Also provides eligible students up to $2,500 in annual stipends for first four years of teaching.

    TEACH Grant
    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 would include students pursuing certification in the secondary education program majoring in biology, environmental earth science, or mathematics. Applicants must be eligible to receive federal student aid and must maintain a 3.25 GPA. Eastern's Financial Aid office has additional information on this grant and possible loan forgiveness programs for teachers.

    Teaching Fellowships at Yale's Calvin Hill Day Care Center
    Provides a stipend for a one-year fellowship teaching at the Calvin Hill Day Care Center at Yale University. Fellows participate in regular seminars on campus. Deadline: early March.

    Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships
    Provides a stipend and tuition support for STEM students who wish to pursue a master’s degree in teacher preparation at a participating university in Pennsylvania. Program leads to salaried employment after one year, ongoing support for 3 years post-graduation, and lifelong membership in a national network. Recipients must agree to teach for three years in a high-need secondary school in one of the participating states. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Deadline: various deadlines from November through February.

  • 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. Deadline for sophomores: January.

    RAY Diversity Fellowship
    The Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Diversity Fellowship Program aims to increase and facilitate conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy-related career pathways for emerging leaders of color. Recipients receive a two-year paid fellowship in an organization working on either conservation or clean energy. Fellows work with mentors and receive a stipend for professional development. Applicants must come from a racial/ethnic background underrepresented in conservation and clean energy; demonstrate a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and be either a college senior or less than 1 year out of college. DACA recipients are eligible. Deadline: March.

    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. Deadline: early March. Contact Dr. Peter Drzewiecki if interested.

  • Payne International Development Fellowship
    Provides up to $104,000 for tuition, stipend, and summer internships in support of a master’s degree in international development or another area of relevance to the work of the USAID Foreign Service (e.g., economics, history, political science, public administration, communications, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, agriculture, environmental sciences, or urban planning). Fellows participate in two summer internships: one with a member of Congress and one overseas. Fellows must commit to five years of service as a USAID Foreign Service Officer. Two fellowships awarded each year. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and be U.S. citizens. Deadline for seniors: early November.

    Thomas J. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
    Provides up to $42,000 per year for a two-year master’s degree program in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, management, or foreign languages. Fellows participate in two summer internships: one with a member of Congress and one overseas. Fellows must commit to five years of service as a Foreign Service Officer. Deadline for seniors: late September.

    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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients. 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. Deadline: early February.

    Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship
    Provides up to $90,000 for a 2-year master’s degree for students interested in becoming Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Fellowship also arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides mentorship and professional development support. The program encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials can be found at www.rangelprogram.org. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Deadline: late September.

    Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
    Provides a 6- to 9-month paid fellowship in Washington, D.C. for college graduates to work on key issues of peace and security. Fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice (including the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, and Physicians for Social Responsibility. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or visa holders. Deadline: early October for fellowship beginning in spring, early January for fellowship beginning in fall.

  • Many of these scholarships are focused on research rather than practice. Read requirements carefully.

    American Psychological Association’s Predoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
    Under the APA’s Minority Fellowship Program, this fellowship provides up to 3 years of support for students applying for a doctoral degree in clinical, counseling and school psychology, and other psychology programs designed to prepare them for careers in behavioral health services. Applicants must have a strong commitment to a career in ethnic minority behavioral health services or policy. Applicants need not be minorities, but minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Deadline for seniors: mid-January.

    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 who have conducted undergraduate research and intend to pursue a Ph.D. in a STEM field. Students planning to pursue a joint M.D./Ph.D. must clearly articulate why the M.D. is necessary for their research career. Eastern’s campus deadline for sophomores and juniors: early December. (This scholarship requires a campus endorsement. Contact the Fellowships Office for more information.)

    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: mid-December.

    Department of Homeland Security STEM Summer Internship Program
    Provides a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in DHS-related science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Students will have the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant areas at federal research facilities located across the country. Participants receive a stipend plus transportation expenses to their internship location. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Deadline: mid-January.

    Future Public Health Leaders Program
    Ten-week summer residential program at the University of Michigan, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Students develop skills and knowledge in public health through professional field placements, skill building workshops, and mentorship. The ultimate goal of the program is to increase the diversity of the public health workforce and the people committed to reducing health disparities. Students receive a stipend, housing, and meal plan. Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and U.S. nationals who have completed at least two years of undergraduate study and have not yet been accepted into a graduate program. Deadline: Late January.

    National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program
    Provides tuition, fees, and living stipend for students enrolled in or accepted to accredited training programs for physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, or physician assistants. Students must agree to work for at least 2 years at an approved outpatient facility in a medically underserved community. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals.

    NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
    Funding for Ph.D. and joint Ph.D./M.D. programs as Oxford or Cambridge for students interested in biomedical research careers. An accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for students who have already developed a sophisticated scientific background by having engaged in research as undergraduates. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Deadline: early December.

    NIH Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)
    Provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. Post-Bac IRTAs/CRTAs work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. No set deadline; apply 8 months before you wish to begin work. College seniors are encouraged to apply to the Post-Bac IRTA and the NIH Summer Internship Program simultaneously.

    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. Up to $20,000 per year. Applicants must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Deadline for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors: early March. 

    NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program (summer)
    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.

    Nurse Corps Scholarship Program
    Covers tuition, fees, other educational costs, and a monthly stipend for U.S. citizens and permanent residents accepted for enrollment in a professional nursing degree program (including graduate programs) at an accredited school of nursing in the U.S. Scholarship recipients must agree to a minimum of two years of paid service at a qualifying site following completion of program. Deadline: May.

    Samvid Scholars
    Provides leadership training and up to $50,000 per year for each year of a graduate degree of at least 2 years, including an MD, MBA, JD, MPP, MPH, or EdD - or an MS/MA in social sciences or STEM. Provides professional development and mentoring beyond the two years of funding. For future leaders who are committed to effecting a positive change in society. Must be U.S. citizen or DACA recipient and have a 3.5 or higher GPA. Deadline: early April.

    Society of Public Health Education Awards and Scholarships
    Small awards to students studying public health to offset travel costs to conferences. Internships and fellowships also available.

    Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)
    Summer program in New York City designed to increase interest in and knowledge of public health and biomedical science careers. Includes Public Health coursework at Columbia University, hands-on field experience, seminars with public health leaders, and mentoring by faculty members. For students who will have completed at least two years of college at an accredited institution by the beginning of the program, or recent college graduates who have not yet been accepted into a graduate program. Must be U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or U.S. National. Deadline: late January.

  • Echoing Green Fellowship
    Provides $80,000 in seed money to social entrepreneurs seeking to start non-profit or for-profit organizations to address a serious social problem in an innovative way. Applicants must demonstrate leadership, resilience, passion in their ideas, and an ability to attract additional resources. Fellows must commit to working full-time on their funded project for two years.

    Gates Cambridge Scholarship
    Highly competitive full-cost scholarships for students to pursue a postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Must show evidence of outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, and commitment to improving the lives of others. Applicants must be citizens of any country outside of the U.K. Deadline: mid-October.

    Global Health Corps
    Year-long paid fellowship in the U.S. or Africa to work on global health issues. Background in public health is not required, but applicants should have a passion for health equity. Open to non-US citizens. Deadline: mid-January.

    Govern for America Fellowship
    Two-year paid opportunity for recent graduates to serve in high-impact roles in governments across the country. Fellows work alongside other government leaders on real issues facing communities. Applicants maybe from any field and must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, DACA recipients, or have U.S. Sponsorship for 2 years. Application deadline: mid-October.

    Hertog Foundation Political Studies Summer Program
    This summer program brings a group of top undergraduate students (GPA > 3.5) to Washington, D.C., to explore the theory and practice of politics in an intensive seminar setting. Courses include subjects such as political philosophy, contemporary public affairs, economics, and foreign policy. Students can apply for a seven-week summer fellowship or choose a shorter seminar (1 to 2 weeks). Selected students receive free housing and a stipend ranging from $500 - $2,000. Deadline: early February.

    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, Sarajevo, and Warsaw. Deadline: February

    Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
    Provides a $30,000 stipend for a graduating senior to pursue one year of 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. Applicants must develop a proposal for public service in the U.S. or abroad, either working independently or through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental, or other public service organizations. Deadline: mid-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. Deadline: late January.

    New York City Urban Fellows Program
    Nine-month, full-time fellowship that combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with an intensive seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. Fellows are placed at an array of agencies across the City where they learn about public policy through a hands-on approach. Fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend and health insurance. Deadline for seniors: early January.

    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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients. Deadline for juniors: early November.

    Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholarship
    Provides full tuition for 3 years at New York University Law School for exceptional students who commit to a career in public service. Public service can include policy and legal positions with government, non-profit organizations, academia, social entrepreneurship, community development, and law firms whose primary mission is serving the public interest. Deadline for seniors: early January (including full application to NYU).

    Samvid Scholars
    Provides leadership training and up to $50,000 per year for each year of a graduate degree of at least 2 years, including an MD, MBA, JD, MPP, MPH, or EdD - or an MS/MA in social sciences or STEM. Provides professional development and mentoring beyond the two years of funding. For future leaders who are committed to effecting a positive change in society. Must be U.S. citizen or DACA recipient and have a 3.5 or higher GPA. Deadline: early April.

    Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
    Provides a 6- to 9-month paid fellowship in Washington, D.C. for college graduates to work on key issues of peace and security. Fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice (including the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, and Physicians for Social Responsibility). Deadline: early October for fellowship beginning in spring, early January for fellowship beginning in fall.

    Harry S. Truman Scholarship
    Provides up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school for juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to making a difference through public service, including careers in government, the nonprofit sector, advocacy, or education. Highly competitive. Campus deadline: early December. (This scholarship requires a campus endorsement. Contact the Fellowships Office for more information.)

    Voyager Scholarship for Public Service
    Provides up to $50,000 for junior and senior year, a paid summer public service experience, and travel support for 10 years following graduation to students committed to a career in public service. Applicants must be finishing their sophomore year; have a GPA of at least 3.0; demonstrate a commitment to public service; and be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or a student with DACA status. Deadline in 2022: mid-June.

  • 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. U.S. citizens only. Eastern’s campus deadline for sophomores and juniors: early December. (This scholarship requires a campus endorsement. Contact the Fellowships Office for more information.)

    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: mid-December.

    Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
    Provides a $36,000 stipend, tuition, and other assistance for up to 4 years for students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that use high performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. Includes a 12-week practicum at one of 17 DOE national laboratories that includes access to DOE supercomputers. Deadline: mid-January. (Must take GREs by mid-November.)

    Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship 
    Provides up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expense, for the junior and senior years of undergraduate study, OR a two-year master’s degree program in an IT-related field. Also provides stipends, housing, and travel allowances for two summer internships: one at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., and an international internship at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad. Fellows receive an appointment in the Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist (with a 5-year commitment) upon successful completion of the program. Must be a U.S. citizen and pursuing a degree relevant to information technology. Deadline: February.

    Governor's Innovation Fellowship
    Provides graduating Connecticut seniors with a $5,000 fellowship prize and the opportunity to work at innovative companies in Stamford, CT, in a STEM-related field. Fellows have access to mentorship and curated professional development. Deadline: mid-November.

    Graduate Fellowships for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Diversity (GFSD)
    Provides up to $20,000 annually for up to 6 years to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool (95% of fellows have been minority, female, or both). Fellows may also hold a research or teaching assistantship. Fellows receive one or two paid summer internships with a government agency and are assigned a mentor. Deadline for seniors: early December

    Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award
    Provides tuition and a stipend for students pursuing a Ph.D. in applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences at specific universities. U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Deadline: mid October.

    Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship
    Provides a 5-year fellowship to graduating seniors committed to teaching science and mathematics in U.S. high schools. Fellows receive tuition assistance for teacher credentialing (if needed), summer stipends, grants for professional development and teaching materials, and professional support. Deadline: early January.

    National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
    Three-year fellowship for students about to begin a doctoral program in one of 15 science/engineering disciplines. Fellowship includes tuition and a monthly stipend. NO service obligation. Deadline: mid-December.

    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. Deadline for sophomores: January.

    NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
    Funding for Ph.D. and joint Ph.D./M.D. programs as Oxford or Cambridge for students interested in biomedical research careers. An accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for students who have already developed a sophisticated scientific background by having engaged in research as undergraduates. Deadline: December.

    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. Up to $20,000 per year. Deadline for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors: early March.

    NIH Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)
    Provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. Post-Bac IRTAs/CRTAs work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. No set deadline; apply 8 months before you wish to begin work. College seniors are encouraged to apply to the Post-Bac IRTA and the NIH Summer Internship Program simultaneously.

    NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program (summer)
    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.

    NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
    $30,000 per year for up to 3 years of research-based study leading to an M.S. or Ph.D. in STEM fields and social sciences. Professional (MPH), clinical (MSW), and joint professional/research degrees (M.D./Ph.D.) not eligible. Deadline (varies by discipline): late October/early November.

    Brooke Owens Aerospace Fellowship
    Paid summer fellowship for undergraduate women and non-binary students interested in pursuing a career in aerospace. Students are placed in leading aerospace organizations. Deadline: early October.

    Quad Fellowship
    Provides $50,000 for graduate study in STEM fields. Funded by the governments of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States, the fellowship is designed to 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. Fellows participate in a multi-day residential experience in Australia, India, or Japan; receive virtual programming from global STEM experts; receive mentoring; and participate in individual or small-group experiences or projects focused on Quad country priority focus areas. Fellows also have an opportunity to apply for an additional $25,000 in need-based aid. Applicants must be citizens or legal permanent residents of the U.S., Australia, Japan, or India. Deadline for rising seniors: June. (Students who have already graduated may also apply.)

    Samvid Scholars
    Provides leadership training and up to $50,000 per year for each year of a graduate degree of at least 2 years, including an MD, MBA, JD, MPP, MPH, or EdD - or an MS/MA in social sciences or STEM. Provides professional development and mentoring beyond the two years of funding. For future leaders who are committed to effecting a positive change in society. Must be U.S. citizen or DACA recipient and have a 3.5 or higher GPA. Deadline: early April.

    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. Deadline: early December.

    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. Deadline: May.

    Vienna Biocenter Summer School (for research in life sciences)
    Summer program in Austria for undergraduate students from around the world to work with a faculty mentor on a research project in molecular biology, neuroscience, immunology, bioinformatics, RNA biology, stem cells, or biochemistry. Supported by a member of the laboratory, students will to perform experiments, analyze data, generate ideas, discuss results, and take part in lab meetings. Scholars receive accommodation, travel allowance, and stipend. For students who have completed at least 2 years of university studies and at least 3 months of research experience. Deadline: late January.

    Watermark Scholars Program
    Provides $5,000 to a sophomore, junior, or senior who identifies as a woman and is majoring in a STEM field or plans on a career in technology. U.S. citizenship required. Deadline: mid-July.

    Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships
    Provides $30,000 for STEM students who wish to pursue a master’s degree in teacher preparation at a participating university in Pennsylvania. Recipients must agree to teach for three years in a high-need secondary school in one of the participating states. Deadline: November to February.

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