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Fellowships for Seniors

American-Scandinavian Foundation Grants and Fellowships
Research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year. For seniors, alumni, graduate students. Must have interest in Scandinavia and some language skills.

Churchill Scholarship
The Churchill Scholarship and Kanders Churchill Scholarship provide funding to American students for a year of Master’s study at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College. Scholars focus on STEM subjects and receive an opportunity for independent research (often leading to publications). University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Churchill 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 Professional Internship
Career-building internships in Germany in fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. For graduating seniors and current graduate students only. 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 .

Fulbright U.S. Student Grant
The Fulbright program funds year-long academic and cultural international exchanges that allow students from a wide array of disciplines to teach English, conduct independent research, pursue graduate degrees, and work in foreign government ministries, in addition to other specialized opportunities. University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Fulbright campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

Gaither Junior Fellowship
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers one-year fellowships to graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Gaither Junior Fellows work as research assistants to Carnegie’s senior scholars. University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Gaither campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Gates Cambridge scholars receive full-cost funding to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Available to seniors, alumni, and graduate students. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Gates Cambridge campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu .

German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders (Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation)
The German Chancellor Fellowship offers recent graduates an opportunity to explore career opportunities in Germany in any field of work. Applicants should develop a project idea and find the host to serve as a mentor. Available to seniors, alumni, and graduate students who can provide evidence of outstanding leadership skills.

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.

Knight-Hennessy Scholarship
Knight-Hennessy Scholars develops a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation. Scholars will receive full funding to pursue graduate study at Stanford including JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as joint- and dual-degrees. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Knight-Hennessy campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

Henry Luce Scholars Program
The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program designed to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia. University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Luce campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

James Madison Graduate Fellowship
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence.

Marshall Scholarship
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. The scholarship is awarded for two years of graduate study, with the possibility of a third year extension. University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Marshall campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu .

George J. Mitchell Scholarship
Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on scholarship, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service. The Mitchell Scholarship Program provides tuition, accommodation, a stipend for living expenses and travel. University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Mitchell campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu .

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students NSF Graduate Research Fellowships support students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. The Foundation provides a $30,000 stipend (12 month tenure) and a $10,500 allowance. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the NSF GRFP campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu .

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.

New York City Urban Fellows Program
The Urban Fellows Program is a highly selective, nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with volunteer service opportunities and a seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. After participating in an extensive interview process, New York City Urban Fellows are placed at an array of agencies across the City where they learn about public policy through a hands-on approach. Available to seniors and recent alumni. 

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
The Program provides graduate fellowships to qualified college seniors and college graduates committed to joining the Foreign Service. The fellowship helps finance two-year graduate programs, provides two summer internships, offers mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer, and provides other professional development activities. 

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. The Rangel Program selects outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities. Upon completion of the program, fellows receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers. 

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. 

Rhodes Scholarship
Supports scholars from the US to study for two years at Oxford University. The Scholarship covers all educational costs for a two or three year program in any discipline or course of study available at Oxford University. University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Rhodes campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

Saint Andrew's Society Of New York Scholarship
Provides scholarships of up to $35,000 to three outstanding U.S. students of Scottish descent each year for graduate study in Scotland. The scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board, and other expenses. University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Saint Andrews campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

Schwarzman Scholarship
Provides students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Schwarzman campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The Soros program invests in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions in their field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support to fund graduate study at an accredited graduate program in the U.S. Available to seniors, alumni, and graduate students in any discipline. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Soros 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.

FAO Schwarz
The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is a two-year professional development program for recent graduates to launch their careers in the social impact sector. Candidates must be college seniors at the time of application and be eligible to work in the U.S. for the duration of the fellowship. Fellows are assigned to work at leading nonprofit organizations in Boston, NYC, and Philadelphia, where they engage in direct service and explore key issues of social inequity. Leadership skills are also developed through retreats, individual mentoring, and networking events. Fellows will receive a salary of $30,000 each year, health-care benefits, a subway-pass, and $2,000 end-of-fellowship bonus. 

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.