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For Sophomores

Fellowships for Sophomores

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships
Multiple awards are available for undergraduates interested in study, language acquisition, research, and internships in Germany. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the DAAD campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

Defense Intelligence Agency Undergraduate Training Assistance Program
DIA's Summer Internship Program provides promising undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical work experience in the areas of analysis, research, report writing, oral briefings, policy development, program management, and computer applications related to the intelligence field. Interns are appointed for a 10 to 12 week period from June through August, as full-time, temporary employees. Available to freshmen and sophomores interested in public service careers.

Department of Homeland Security Scholarship
DHS Scholarships provide two years’ tuition and a 10-week summer internship related to the Department of Homeland Security. Available to sophomores (or juniors, if in a five-year program) who are studying a HS-STEM field (homeland security, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

Goldwater Scholarship
The Goldwater Foundation awards scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these science, mathematics, and engineering. University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Goldwater campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Programs
NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students at REU Sites in the US and abroad. Each student is associated with a specific research project, working closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Placements involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing NSF research programs or in projects designed for the REU program. Students apply directly to an REU site.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC. 

Morris K. Udall Scholarships
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to the environment or Native American nations. The scholarship provides up to $7,000 to college sophomores and juniors, to be applied to tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses. University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Udall campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes
The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three-to-four week programmes for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university. Available to current freshmen and sophomores.

Humanity in Action
The Humanity in Action Fellowship is a year-long program dedicated to the exploration of communities and how they co-exist across the globe. Fellows first participate in an intensive four-week educational program in either Atlanta, Berlin, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Sarajevo, or Copenhagen, where they will investigate topics such as human rights, democracy, and structural injustice through workshops, local site visits, and discussions with local organization representatives. Fellows then return home to develop civil society initiatives in their own communities.