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For Juniors

Fellowships for Juniors

Beinecke Scholarship
Funding to support graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Applicants apply during their junior year. University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Beinecke campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.. 

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)
CLS offers summer language institutes in thirteen critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. 

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.

DAAD RISE Summer Internship
Interns in fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering are matched with doctoral students in research groups across Germany. For undergraduates only. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the DAAD campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

DAAD University Summer Course Grant
Scholarships to attend 3 to 4-week summer courses at German universities which focus on the literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern Germany. Also involves an extensive extracurricular program. For full-time students only. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the DAAD campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

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. FORDHAM'S INTERNAL DEADLINE: JANUARY 7th, 2022.

Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships
The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellows receive a stipend and placement in summer professional positions with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, and the U.S. Embassies in London and Paris. Available to juniors and seniors who have been accepted into the State Department summer internship program.

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.

National Security Agency Internships
Multiple internship programs for undergraduate and graduate students pertaining to different facets of the NSA's work. Mostly for STEM students.

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. 

Harry S. Truman Scholarship
The Truman Scholarship seeks to identify college juniors who want to devote themselves to public service. The program provides funding for graduate study and leadership training to undergraduate juniors interested in public service careers. University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Truman campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu. FORDHAM'S INTERNAL DEADLINE: JANUARY 11th, 2022.

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.

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest
An essay contest offering monetary prizes of up to $5,000. Available to juniors and seniors.

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.

PPIA Junior Summer Institutes
The PPIA Junior Summer Institute Fellowship is a rigorous program for undergraduates committed to careers in public service. Candidates must be in their junior year during the time of application and have plans to obtain a master’s or joint degree in public policy, policy administration, international affairs or a related field. Fellows will study at the campus of one of its five participating universities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California, Michigan, or Minnesota and will receive a living stipend and additional support for tuition, travel, and housing.

Mellon Scholars Internship Program
The Mellon Scholars Internship is a four-week summer program at the Library Company of Philadelphia designed to increase participation of young scholars from underrepresented backgrounds and others in the field of African American history prior to 1900. Candidates must be of junior-year college level or above at the time of application to be considered. Summer interns will receive a stipend of $1,500 and additional support for housing and travel.

New York Botanical Gardens Junior Fellowship
The NY Botanical Gardens Junior Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for emerging scholars to conduct their own research, while accessing the historical collections available in the New York Botanical Garden’s research facilities. Candidates must be of junior-year college level or above to be considered and have a distinct interest in pursuing interdisciplinary research while in residence of a large cultural and plant studies research center.