American Scandinavian Foundation

Awarded for: Individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year.

Majors: Any

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have a well-defined research, study or creative arts project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential

  • Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents

  • Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their project in Scandinavia

  • Team projects are eligible, but each member must apply as an individual, submitting a separate, fully-documented application

  • First priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received an ASF award. Only in exceptional cases will a third award be considered

Deadline: November 1 annually 

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Amgen Scholars Program

Awarded for: selected undergraduate students to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the nation’s premier educational institutions. Currently, 10 institutions in the U.S. host the summer research program. Opportunities are also available to U.S. students in Japan at Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo

Academic Research Areas: Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Biopsychology, Biotechnology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, Immunology, Medical Pharmacology, Microbiology, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Medicine, Molecular Pharmacology, Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Pathology, Physiological Psychology, Physiological Science, Statistics, Toxicology 

Eligibility: 

  • U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents;

  • Undergraduate students enrolled in accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States, Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories; and

  • Sophomores (with four quarters or three semesters of college experience), juniors or non-graduating seniors (who are returning in the fall to continue undergraduate studies)

  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above; and

  • An interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.

Deadline: February 1 annually 

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Critical Language Scholarship

Awarded for: 8-10 week fully funded overseas foreign language instruction and cultural enrichment experience in 14 critical need languages for U.S. students in higher education. 

Majors: Any

Eligibility

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Undergraduate or graduate student 
  • No previous language study required for Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu
  • One year of previous language study for Arabic and Persian
  • Two years of previous language study for Chinese, Japanese and Russian
  • More information on eligibility

Deadline: November annually for language institute the following summer

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DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Undergraduate Scholarship

Awarded for: One semester (4 months) to one academic year (10 months) of study, internship, or research at a German university

Majors: Any

Eligibility:

  • Full-time undergraduate students (sophomore and juniors), including non-U.S. citizens

  • Must return to home institution to complete undergraduate degree after scholarship period

  • Must present a well-defined scholarship proposal

Deadline: January annually

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 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Study Scholarship

Awarded for: One academic year (10 months) of graduate study at a German university. One-year extensions may be available for scholars to complete a full master’s degree.

Majors: Any

Eligibility:

  • Graduating seniors/recent graduates or current master’s candidates, including non-U.S. citizens

  • Must present a well-defined scholarship proposal that details how studying in Germany serves future academic and/or professional goals

Deadline: November annually

Find a graduate program in Germany 

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DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) RISE Scholarship (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)

Awarded for: Two- or three-month summer internships to conduct research at a German university. Undergraduate researchers are mentored by doctoral students.

Majors: Biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and engineering

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate students sophomore-senior, including non-U.S. citizens

  • Academic achievement

  • Must present an application that details how the research internship in Germany serves future academic and/or professional goals


Deadline: January 15, 2016 

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Freeman-Asia (Awards for Study in Asia) 

Awarded for:  U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Summer awards are up to $3,000, Quarter awards up to $5,000, and Academic Year awards up to $7,000

Majors: Any

Eligibility:  Please see Freeman-Asia website

Deadline: March  (summer programs) and April (fall/academic year programs)

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Fulbright UK Summer Institute

Awarded for: Three- to six-week academic and cultural summer programs in the UK.

Majors: Any

Eligibility:

  • U.S. Citizens, at least 18 years of age

  • Undergraduate students in first or second year; must intend to return to home institution to complete bachelor’s degree

  • GPA of 3.7 or higher and otherwise demonstrated academic achievement

  • Little or no experience traveling or studying outside of the U.S.

Deadline: February annually

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Payne Fellowship

Awarded For:  Two year programs for a graduate degree relevant to the work of the USAID Foreign Service

Majors:  International development

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

  • Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2016 for a two-year program at a U.S. university.  They can be in the senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2016, or they can be college graduates. 

  • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.

Deadline: January annually

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Pickering Fellowship 

Awarded For:  Undergraduate candidates (10 fellowships available).  Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for the senior year of undergraduate studies, and first year of a master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields. Awardees participate in two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships. Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service is offered to those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements. The Pickering Fellowship is one of the State Department’s premier recruitment programs aimed at increasing diversity among U.S. Foreign Service officers. The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. It is a competitive program with an obligation of five years Foreign Service work after graduation.

Majors: Any with interest in the U.S. Foreign Service

Eligibility

  • At the time of application, candidates must be in the junior year of undergraduate studies OR seeking admission to enter a two-year graduate program in the fall of 2016

  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale

  • Be a U.S. citizen

Deadline: January annually

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Rotary Global Grant Scholarships

Awarded for: One to four academic years of international graduate-level coursework.  

Majors: Peace studies, conflict resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, economic and community development

Eligibility:

  • Holders of bachelor’s degree in a peace-related field, including non-U.S. citizens

  • Demonstrated professional and/or academic success in peace-related field and clear goals for advancing in the field

  • Intention to maintain a relationship with Rotary beyond the scholarship period

  • Admission to a master's or equivalent program for study in one of Rotary's six areas of focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution, Disease prevention and treatment, Water and sanitation, Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy, Economic and community development 

Deadline: January annually

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Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Awarded for: The Soros Fellowships funds (up to 20,000 tuition and up to 25,000 stipend per year) immigrants and children of immigrants to complete a two-year master’s degree in any field at any graduate degree-granting institution in the United States. Online programs, executive MBAs, and combined bachelor’s/master’s programs are excluded.

Majors: Any, with an emphasis on developing creativity and originality

Eligibility:

  • College senior, recent graduate, or continuing graduate student

  • Under the age of 31 at the time of application

  • Status as a New American (If born a non-US citizen, then must be a naturalized citizen, permanent resident, or DACA recipient. If born a US citizen, then both parents must have been born abroad as non-US citizens)

Deadline: November annually

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Whitaker International Scholarship 

Awarded for: International collaboration in the growing field of biomedical engineering, for graduating seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students. The Whitaker International Program sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers. In addition to supporting research, it encourages grantees to engage in policy work and propose projects in an industry setting. The award covers airfare, living expenses, and tuition reimbursements up to $10,000 for Fellows.

Majors: BioEngineering

Eligibility:

  • Candiates must hold a Bachelor’s degree by the beginning date of the grant or;

  • Recently completed a Master’s degree or;

  • Currently employed, with the most recent degree no higher than an MS

Deadline: Mid-January

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