America Needs You
America Needs You fights for economic mobility for ambitious, first-generation college students. They do this by providing transformative mentorship and intensive career development.
Through the Fellows and Career Development Programs, America Needs You is making a difference for low-income college students.
The Fellows Program is an intensive two-year program for high-achieving, low-income, first-generation college students. It offers students (Fellows) career development workshops, access to internships, and professional development grants. All Fellows are matched one-on-one with a successful and motivated professional “Mentor Coach” dedicated to their personal and professional growth. Mentor Coaches and Fellows work together to cultivate the Fellows’ strengths and interests, and direct them into successful careers.
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The Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship Program was established in 1971 by the Board of Directors of the Sperry and Hutchinson Company to honor Edwin, Frederick, and Walter Beinecke. The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study.
Beinecke Scholar receives a total of $34,000 in support of his or her graduate education. The initial payment of $4,000 is awarded directly to the student prior to entering graduate school. This award is intended to offset the costs associated with the graduate application process and to pay for travel expenses directly related to the start of graduated school. While in graduate school, a Beinecke Scholar will receive an additional $30,000 in support. These funds are awarded as a supplement to support provided by the graduate school and the award may be spread over up to five years to comply with institutional limits on the total amount of a student’s annual award. In the absence of institutional support or limits, scholars may receive a maximum award of $15,000 per year.
The nominee must be a junior and should represent superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise. Preference will be given to students who are planning to attend graduate school in the arts, humanities, and the social sciences.
Some helpful information about applying for a Beinecke Scholarship may be found at:
- The deadline for submission of application materials is February 19, 2016
- Drew deadline for submission: February 1, 2016
Boren Awards for International Study
Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.
Please refer to the Boren Award website for additional information:
- The deadline for submission of application materials is February 9, 2016
- Drew deadline for submission: January 20, 2016
Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is an international think tank to promote peace and cooperation between nations. Carnegie Junior Fellows provide research assistance to senior associates working on the Carnegie Endowment’s projects. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists and government officials.
Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year. No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration (except in cases where the student has completed a joint bachelor/Master’s degree program). The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials. You need not be a U.S. citizen if you attend a university located in the United States. However, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for a full 12 months from August 1 through July 31 following graduation. Students on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the US for the full year (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the program.
The application process is highly competitive. Approximately 5% of applicants are ultimately selected for positions. Applications are judged on the quality of the written essay, related academic study and/or work experience, grades, recommendations, and personal interviews.
All fellowships begin on August 1st. Junior Fellows are hired for approximately one year.
Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year. Junior fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $3,000.00 per month ($36,000 per year). A full benefits package is also provided.
- October 15: Application materials sent via email to Nominating Officials
- October through mid-January: Schools conduct nominating process.
- January 15: Applications must be received by Carnegie.
- February through early March: Selected applicants interviewed.
- March 31: Selections made and candidates notified.
Drew deadline for submission: November 30, 2015
Chinese Government Scholarships
In order to promote the mutual understanding, cooperation and exchanges in politics, economy, culture, education, and trade between China and other countries, the Chinese government has set up a series of scholarship programs to sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to study and research in Chinese universities. Please refer to the website for due dates.
DAAD/American Institute for Contemporary German Studies Summer Grant
Eligibility: sophomores and juniors
Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.
Scholarships may be granted for a minimum of four (one semester) and a maximum of 10 months (one academic year). Recipients will be awarded a monthly stipend of approximately € 650, plus additional funds to help defray travel and research expenses as well as health insurance.
Note: The scholarship periods must take place during the German academic year (anywhere from October 2015 through July 2016)
- External Deadline: determined by program. See website for details: www.daad.org
- Drew Internal Deadline: see Prof. Joshua Kavaloski
Eligibility: graduating seniors
The Davies-Jackson Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records, who are American citizens and the first in their families to graduate college, to participate in a course of study at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge. Graduating seniors may apply as affiliated students for the two-year B.A. degree program. This “Cantab Degree” as it is known is usually considered to be the equivalent of an M.A. in the United Stares.
EMGIP – Emigre Memorial German Internship Program
The Émigré Memorial German Internship Program–German State Parliaments (EMGIP) is a fellowship program that provides U.S. and Canadian students with internships at a German state parliament (Landtag). Internships afford students an excellent opportunity to gain government work experience, improve their advanced German language skills, and learn about German culture firsthand. This professional opportunity overseas is ideal for students planning on pursuing careers at a regional level of government in the United States or Canada, or who have an interest in a specific policy issue such as the environment, education, or healthcare.
See website for details: http://culturalvistas.org/programs-for-students-and-professionals/professional-fellowships/emgip
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy – Rutgers University – Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
The program is intended for highly motivated undergraduates interested in a research career in the pharmaceutical and environmental sciences. Students are provided with an opportunity to conduct full-time research in areas related to Pharmacology and Toxicology, Environmental Health Sciences, Pharmaceutics, Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Biology, and Clinical Pharmacy. The SURF program is open to undergraduate students currently enrolled at a university in the United States. Previous experience performing independent laboratory or clinical research is not required.
The 10-week program will run May 26 through July 31, 2015 and provides a $2,800 stipend. Students must be available for the entire 10-week period. Training includes hands-on research conducted in the laboratories or clinical practices of faculty members, round table discussions of research progress, and seminars on research careers and activities of the faculty. Students also participate in career development workshops and a field trip to a pharmaceutical company. At the end of the fellowship, each student will provide a brief oral presentation on his or her summer research project.
See website for details:
Fulbright U.S. Student Grant
Eligibility: juniors and seniors
Today the Fulbright Program is the U.S. Government’s premier scholarship program. It enables U.S. students, artists and other professionals to benefit from unique resources in every corner of the world. Each year the Fulbright Program allows Americans to study or conduct research in over 100 nations.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) coordinates the activities relevant to the U.S. graduate student program and conducts an annual competition for the scholarships, most of which are for one academic year of study or research.
The U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, masters and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Most grantees plan their own programs. Projects may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination. Recent projects have involved cancer research in the U.K., free market development in Mauritius, women’s rights in Chile and contemporary artistic expression in India.
Information about the Fulbright Scholarship Programs can be found at: http://www.iie.org/fulbright
Interested applicants should contact Prof. Louis Hamilton, Chair of the Drew University Fulbright Committee.
Fulbright Committee Members:
Prof. Erik Anderson (Fulbright Scholar, Australia, 1994-95)
Prof. Louis Hamilton (Fulbright Scholar, Italy, 1998-99)
Prof. Catherine Keyser (Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, China, 2006-07)
Prof. Karen Pechilis (Fulbright Scholar, India, 1992-93, Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, Chennai, 2003)
- A new tutorial is available for students at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/tutorials.
- Fulbright US Student Program – Application Deadline: October 13, 2015
- Drew deadline for submission: September 15, 2015
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are prestigious, highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
- A citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom may apply
- Gates Cambridge does not admit or place scholars – all applications must be made through the University of Cambridge
- Scholarships are available for a postgraduate degree in any subject at the University of Cambridge
- One application form for postgraduate admission and a Scholarship
See website for details: http://www.gatescambridge.org/
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
Eligibility: sophomores and juniors
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation will award undergraduate scholarships to outstanding students, to be known as Barry M. Goldwater Scholars, in the spring of 2016 for use during the 2016-17 academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of merit to two groups of students — those who will be college juniors and those who will be college seniors in the 2016-17 academic year — who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. The student must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be ranked in the top 25% of their class.
Four-year institutions are eligible to nominate up to four students who are in the sophomore or junior class during the 2015-16 academic year. To be considered, a student must be nominated by his or her college or university using the official nomination materials provided to each institution.
Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the succeeding academic year. Junior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of two years of scholarship support, and senior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of scholarship support.
More information about Goldwater Scholarships may be found at: http://www.act.org/goldwater/
The online application for 2016 will be available in September, 2015.
- Goldwater application deadline: January 30, 2016
- The Drew deadline for submission is: December 14, 2015
JET Program (Japan Exchange and Teaching Program)
The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program seeks to help enhance internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other nations. The program also aims to improve foreign language education in Japan and to encourage international exchange at the local level by fostering ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth.
See website for details: http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JET/
Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace
Established in 2007 by the late Kathryn Wasserman Davis, Fellows for Peace is an investment in students and professionals poised to create change.
Each summer, the program provides funding for 100 aspiring and experienced peacemakers to attend the Middlebury Language Schools, and for a group of Davis United World College Scholars to study at the Monterey Institute.
Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace receive the very best training in foreign language or policy studies and go on to use their skills for the greater good—in peace-related professions and initiatives all around the world. Application is due January 15th.
See website for details: http://www.davisfellowsforpeace.org/
The Marshall Scholarships were founded in 1953 by the British Parliament to honor George C. Marshall and the ideals of the Marshall Plan. Up to forty Marshall Scholarships will be awarded annually. They may be held at any British university and cover two years of study in any discipline, at either undergraduate or graduate level, leading to the award of a British university degree. A Marshall Scholarship may, exceptionally, be extended for a third year.
In appointing Scholars Marshall selectors look for candidates who demonstrate maturity, self-reliance and self-discipline; and in particular they look for intellectual distinction, the potential to become leaders, opinion formers and decision makers, strong motivation and seriousness of purpose, an outward-looking disposition and an interest in society in general, good communication skills, and the potential to promote British-American understanding.
Selectors also look for candidates who have formulated a feasible program of study at a British university.
More information about Marshall Scholarships may be found at: http://www.marshallscholarship.org/
- Marshall Applications due: October 1, 2015.
- The Drew deadline for submission is: September 11, 2015
National Science Foundation Research Fellowships (NSF)
The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based masters and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.
The 2016 NSF GRFP competition will open around August 2015. All prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review the 2015 Program Solicitation when it becomes available, for the most up-to-date information about the 2015 GRFP.
GRFP Fellows Receive the Following:
- Three years of support
- $30,000 annual stipend
- $10,500 cost-of-education allowance to the institution (anticipated to increase to $12,000 for 2012)
- International research and professional development opportunities
- TeraGrid Supercomputer access
The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest and most prestigious international fellowship, tenable at the University of Oxford. The total value of the Scholarship averages approximately $50,000 per year and up to as much as $200,000 for Scholars who remain at Oxford for four years in certain departments. Thirty-two Scholarships are assigned annually to the United States. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, aged eighteen or over but not yet twenty-four on October 1 in the year of application. They must also have academic standing sufficient to assure completion of a bachelor’s degree before going into residence in Oxford the following October in the event of election to a Scholarship.
The criteria for selection used by the Rhodes Committee are:
- literary and scholastic attainments;
- energy to use one’s talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports;
- truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship;
- moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.
Rhodes Scholarships are the most prestigious and competitive scholarships available. Applicants are therefore advised to begin preparing their applications well in advance of the October deadline.
- The online application for 2016 will be available no later than mid-July 2015. The 2016 application deadline will be 11:59 PM on Thursday, October 1, 2015
- More information about Rhodes Scholarships can be found at: http://www.rhodesscholar.org/
- The Drew deadline for submission is: September 19, 2015
Roothbert Fund Scholarships
Eligibility: freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors
The Roothbert Fund was created in 1958 by Albert and Toni Roothbert to help men and women in need of financial aid to further their education. The principal focus of The Fund is its Scholarships Program, through which it makes grants for undergraduate or graduate study at accredited colleges or universities. Scholarships may only be applied to study at an accredited institution based in the United States. The Fund seeks candidates who are “motivated by spiritual values,” and works to foster fellowship among them.
Once a year, the Fund accepts applications for grants, which include essays, transcripts and recommendations. From these written applications, the Fund identifies a group of finalists to be invited for a brief personal interview. On the basis of this interview, the Fund typically selects about 20 new scholarship recipients each year.
Roothbert Fund scholarships are open to all in the United States regardless of sex, age, color, nationality or religious background. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. The Fund has awarded grants to persons entering a wide range of careers. However, preference will be given to those who can satisfy high scholastic requirements and are considering careers in education.
Hard copy applications available: November 1 to January 31 (see website for additional details)
- Website: http://www.roothbertfund.org/scholarships.php/#fund
- Roothbert Application deadline: January 31
- Drew deadline for submission: January 15
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the Fellowship’s Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice. The program also arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, and in academia. To date, 138 fellowships have been awarded.
Fellows receive a salary of $2,500 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provides $500 per fellow to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees.
This is a highly competitive fellowship designed for people who have already demonstrated a strong interest in the field, and not intended for those who want to try a semester in Washington. Successful candidates must be good writers who are adept at working in a fast paced office environment. We are seeking people considering a career working on international peace and security issues with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, or media.
Prospective Fellows are expected to demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues. Experience with public-interest activism or advocacy such as: Organizing a campus forum and/or outreach campaign, meeting with decision makers, or rallies, working with or joining a campus, local, or national organization, active participation in conferences or writing and publication of opinion pieces in both traditional and new media.
Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences. Preference is given to United States citizens, although a fellowship to a foreign national residing in the U.S. is awarded periodically. Non-U.S. citizens living outside the United States are not eligible to apply. The Scoville Fellowship is not intended for students or scholars interested in pursuing independent research in Washington, DC.
- Website: http://scoville.org/
- The deadline for receipt of all application materials is:
- Spring Fellowship–October 1st – No Drew deadline. Apply directly
- Fall Fellowship–January 5th – No Drew deadline. Apply directly
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
- Thirty Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans will be awarded in 2013 on the basis of a single national competition.
- Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States.
- Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition support for each year of graduate study supported, a total of as much as $90,000.
- To be eligible, you must be:
- A New American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country).
- Not yet 31 years old, as of the application deadline.
- A college senior or holder of a bachelor’s degree.
- Not beyond your second year – if already enrolled — in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
- Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment.
- The program values a commitment to the constitution and the bill of rights.
- The program promotes a strong sense of community among fellows and alumni through fall conferences for fellows and numerous events for fellows and alumni held throughout the country.
- The top 77 applicants will be designated “finalists” and will be asked to appear for interviews in New York City or Los Angeles in late-January of 2013. Reasonable expenses will be covered by the Fellowship Program.
- The 30 fellowship winners, selected from among the 77 finalists, will be announced in February of 2014.
- The deadline for submission of completed applications is November 1st.
- Drew deadline for submission: October 20th.
Additional Information: Website: www.pdsoros.org
Eligibility: juniors (invitation only)
The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors at the time of selection. The Foundation has supported Truman Scholars in many fields of study, including agriculture, biology, engineering, environmental management, physical and social sciences, and technology policy, as well as traditional fields such as economics, education, government, history, international relations, law, political science, public administration, nonprofit management, public health, and public policy.
The Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development. Scholars are invited to participate in a number of programs: Truman Scholar Leadership Week, The Summer Institute, and The Truman-Albright Fellows Program. Please visit the For Scholars section of the website for an overview of the programs the Foundation currently offers for Scholars.
- Drew Contact: Prof. Phil Mundo (email@example.com)
- Website: http://truman.gov/for-candidates
- Truman Application Deadline: February 3rd.
- Drew deadline for submission: January 16th.
Whitaker International Fellows
The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program can support between 50 and 60 grants per year.
Applicants must be highly qualified and must have demonstrated significant interest in biomedical engineering. Their applications should demonstrate synergy between career goals and the proposed overseas experience. It is expected that Fellows will choose productive careers in biomedical engineering, and that their overseas experience will help their professional development.
Fellows should have a BS or MS degree in biomedical engineering or a closely related field. Because some institutions do not offer biomedical engineering or its equivalent as a degree program, exceptions may be made based on a demonstrated commitment to the field of BME through significant coursework, research, and laboratory or work experience.
If not currently enrolled, the applicant’s latest degree may not have been obtained more than three years prior to the start of the grant.
The Whitaker International Fellow award will be approximately one academic year in length, and should be used to conduct work commensurate with the grantee’s experience in BME.
Awards typically begin between August 1st and October 1st, but may begin as early as July 1 of the competition year (2013), and as late as June 30 of the following year (2014).
- Website: http://www.whitaker.org/
Applications now open
- Fellow and Scholar Application
Deadline: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Deadline: Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Contest
Eligibility: freshman, sophomore, junior, senior
After being awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1986, Elie and Marion Wiesel established the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity in order to advance the fight for human rights. In line with this mission, the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics affords a promising student the opportunity to win a monetary award by composing a 3,000- to 4,000-word essay relating to a modern ethical issue. Each year the Foundation will suggest a topic for the essay, but encourage applicants to write about topics on which they have strong opinions.
Duration of Fellowship: one-time prize
Amount of Fellowship:
- First Prize is $5,000;
- Second Prize is $2,500;
- Third Prize is $1,500; and
- Two Honorable Mentions of $500 each
Submissions will be accepted online through the extended deadline of Monday, December 8, 2014, by 5pm PST. No late entries will be accepted.
Drew deadline for submission: November 17, 2014
Note: As of 8/19/15, 2016 contest deadlines are not available. Please refer to the website for current information.