FELLOWSHIPS TO CONSIDER

To learn more about fellowships, why you should consider applying, and key timing and deadlines to consider, visit our Dickinson Fellowships Program page.

The following list, arranged alphabetically, includes some of the major scholarships and fellowships available, including many awards that require nomination by Dickinson. It is not an all-inclusive list, so be sure to explore according to your interests and schedule a fellowship appointment through Handshake. You can also check out resources like ProFellow.com, a free resource that offers a fellowships database and application tips.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Please contact Amity Fox, Dean & Director of Internships and Fellowships or email fellowships@dickinson.edu 


Click any individual opportunity below to see information about its requirements, deadlines, and benefits, including a link to the foundation or organization's website.


BEINECKE SCHOLARSHIP

The Beinecke Scholarship is a $34,000 award for the senior undergraduate year and graduate study in a field in which the student demonstrates unusual ability and promise, falling within the realm of arts, humanities, or social sciences. An initial grant of $4,000 is followed by a $15,000 stipend during each of the first two years of graduate study.

Application process starts: September of junior year
Campus deadline: December
Final deadline: February

Candidates must:

• Be an undergraduate junior at the time of application
• Be a US citizen or US national
• Plan to enter a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences
• Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise in your undergraduate career
• Have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during college
• Be nominated by Dickinson. Nomination decisions will be made by a campus committee after review of application materials submitted for the campus deadline.

LEARN MORE: The Beinecke Scholarship
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu 
Dickinson’s timeline & process: Visit Handshake


BOREN SCHOLARSHIP

The Boren Scholarship provides up to $20,000 to undergraduate students living in the United States to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad programs, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. 

Campus deadline: Contact the Center for Global Study & Engagement
Final deadline: Contact the Center for Global Study & Engagement

Candidates must:

•    Be United States citizens at the time of the national application deadline
•    Have a high school diploma, or have earned a GED
•    Be at least 18 years or older at the time of the national application deadline
•    Be planning an overseas program in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, and in a country in which they are not a citizen

LEARN MORE: The Boren Scholarship
DICKINSON CONTACT: global@dickinson.edu 


CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE JAMES C. GAITHER JUNIOR FELLOWS PROGRAM

The James C. Gaither Junior Fellow Program provides a paid one-year fellowship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC, where fellows will serve as research assistants to senior fellows on matters relating to the current work of the foundation.

Application process starts: October
Campus deadline: November
Final deadline: December

Candidates must:

•    Be a current senior, or an alum within one year of receiving the BA but not in graduate school
•    Demonstrate superior research skills and academic strengths in a field which matches Carnegie’s ongoing research programs
•    Have a highly competitive GPA
•    Be nominated by Dickinson. Nomination decisions will be made by a campus committee after review of application materials submitted for the campus deadline.

LEARN MORE: The Carnegie Endowment
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu 
Dickinson’s timeline & process: Visit Handshake


CORO FELLOWSHIP

The Coro Fellowship develops emerging leaders to work and lead across different sectors by offering a wide range of full-time projects for fellows to take an active part in across nine months. Project sectors may include government, business, electoral politics, organized labor, media, and non-profit/philanthropy. Stipends vary depending on Coro centers – please visit the Coro website to learn more.

Candidates must:

•    Have a bachelor’s degree or higher by the start of the program
•    Possess high levels of substance, character, and commitment to expedite impact in the world

LEARN MORE: The Coro Fellowship
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu 


CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP

The CLS provides funding for intensive overseas summer language institutes in 14 critical foreign languages and the corresponding difficulty levels: Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu (beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels); Arabic and Persian (advanced beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels); Chinese, Japanese, and Russian (intermediate and advanced levels). 

Final deadline: Contact the Center for Global Study & Engagement

Candidates must:

•    Be a US citizen
•    Be a current undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application
•    Be at least 18 years of age
•    Be in good health
•    Provide proof of literacy in chosen language if applying beyond beginner levels

LEARN MORE: The Critical Language Scholarship
DICKINSON CONTACT: global@dickinson.edu 
 


DAAD SCHOLARSHIP

A German government program, DAAD has dozens of available grants to enable North American undergraduate and graduate students to study in Germany – from 3-week summer internships to a full year of study/research. These are available to students in all fields, including the natural sciences.

Deadlines vary.

•    Undergraduate Scholarship: 4-10 months of study
•    Study Scholarship: for graduating seniors to spend the next year in Germany
•    Research Internship in Science & Engineering: summer research (no language required)
•    University Summer Course Grant: summer courses at German universities
•    Study & Internship Program: coursework plus internship
•    German Studies Research Grant: short-term research in Germany
•    EMGIP-Bundestag Internship: 2 months in the German Bundestag

LEARN MORE: The DAAD Scholarship
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu


FULBRIGHT US STUDENT PROGRAM

The Fulbright US Student Programs provide full funding for one academic year abroad for research/study or teaching English.

Application process starts: April
Campus deadline: September
Final deadline: October

Candidates must:

•    Be a US citizen
•    Hold a bachelor’s degree before the beginning date of grant
•    Present a plan or project which can be completed in one academic year
•    Participate in Dickinson’s Fulbright application process and engage in a committee interview 

To learn more about Dickinson’s Fulbright successes, visit our Fulbright website and web-features highlighting awardees.

LEARN MORE: The U.S. Student Fulbright Program
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu 
Dickinson’s timeline & process: Visit Handshake
 


GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship provides full tuition plus a generous living stipend for the graduate program of your choice at the University of Cambridge. 

Preliminary deadline: June
Final deadline: August

Candidates must:

•    Have a demonstrated record of academic achievement, leadership activity, and service to their community
•    Gain admission to the University of Cambridge and to a constituent college
•    Hold a bachelor’s degree by the start of your Cambridge program

LEARN MORE: The Gates Cambridge Scholarship
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu 


GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Gilman Award recipients can receive up to $5,000, and must use the award to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance, international airfare, passport and visa fees. 

Campus deadline: Contact the Center for Global Study & Engagement
Final deadline: Contact the Center for Global Study & Engagement

Candidates must:

•    Be a citizen of the United States
•    Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States
•    Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application, or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship
•    Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program or virtual international program of at least three weeks, eligible for credit from Dickinson
•    Be applying for credit-bearing study abroad programs in a country or area with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory System

LEARN MORE: The Gilman Scholarship
DICKINSON CONTACT: global@dickinson.edu


GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP

The Goldwater Scholarship supports undergraduate study leading to research careers in mathematics or natural science or engineering. Awards up to $7,500 for the remaining undergraduate year(s) of study.

Application process starts: August/September
Campus deadline: November/December
Final deadline: late January

Candidates must:

•    Be a sophomore or junior at time of application
•    Be a US citizen, national, or resident alien
•    Have a highly competitive GPA
•    Have at least one significant research experience to date
•    Be nominated by Dickinson. Nomination decisions will be made by a campus committee after review of application materials submitted for the campus deadline.

LEARN MORE: The Goldwater Scholarship
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu 
Dickinson’s timeline & process: Visit Handshake


HUMANITY IN ACTION FELLOWSHIP

The Humanity in Action Fellowship provides an interdisciplinary summer research and education experience in Europe with an international group of young scholars, and designed to be a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination.

Final deadline: typically February

Candidates must:

•    Be a sophomore, junior, or senior, or an alumnus who graduated within the past two years
•    Demonstrate serious commitment to minority rights and social justice
•    Show evidence of leadership potential, academic achievement, entrepreneurship, and social maturity

LEARN MORE: Humanity In Action
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu 


JAMES MADISON FELLOWSHIP

The James Madison Fellowship provides up to $24,000 toward payments of tuition and fees, books, and room and board to support students partaking in graduate study that leads to a Master of Arts, a Master of Arts in Teaching, or a Master of Education degree. 

Final deadline: March

Candidates must:

•    Be a US citizen
•    Be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or civics classes where you will teach topics on the Constitution at the secondary school level (grades 7-12)
•    Possess a bachelor’s degree or plan to receive a bachelor’s degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying

LEARN MORE: The James Madison Fellowship
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu 


KNIGHT-HENNESSY SCHOLARSHIP

The largest fully endowed scholars program in the world, Knight-Hennessy provides full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford University. The goal is to develop a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Must apply during the final year of study for your first/bachelor's degree, or within five years of earning your first/bachelor’s degree.
  • Applications are accepted from citizens of all countries, to ensure that KH Scholars have global impact.
  • Must meet the requirements of the Stanford graduate program(s) that you wish to pursue.

LEARN MORE: Knight-Hennessy Scholars Website   
DICKINSON CONTACT: http://fellowships@dickinson.edu 
Dickinson’s timeline & process: Visit Handshake


MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP

The Marshall Scholarship provides funding for graduate study in a British college or university for one or two years. Awards include full tuition, living allowance, book grant, thesis grant, research grant, and travel allowance.

Application process starts: May/June
Campus deadline: August
Final deadline: September

Candidates must:

•    Be a US citizen 
•    Be a current or rising senior, or have received the BA after the April two years prior to the year of application
•    Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7
•    Have an outstanding academic record, creative and original leadership experience, extensive community service, and ambassadorial potential
•    Be nominated by Dickinson. Nomination decisions will be made by a campus committee after review of application materials submitted for the campus deadline.

LEARN MORE: The Marshall Scholarship
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu 
Dickinson’s timeline & process: Visit Handshake


MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP

The Mitchell Scholarship supports one year of graduate study or research at one of the universities in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Includes full tuition, accommodations, living expenses, and an international travel stipend.

Application process starts: May/June
Campus deadline: August
Final deadline: September

Candidates must:

•    Be a US citizen
•    Have a demonstrated record of intellectual distinction, leadership activity, and extra-curricular activity
•    Demonstrate honesty, integrity, fairness and unselfish service to others, indicating a potential for future leadership and contribution to society
•    Have a bachelor’s degree prior to the beginning of graduate study
•    Be between the ages of 18 and 30 at the time of application
•    Be nominated by Dickinson only if you are a current student (alumni may apply without nomination). Nomination decisions will be made by a campus committee after review of application materials submitted for the campus deadline.

LEARN MORE: The George J. Mitchell Scholarship
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu 
Dickinson’s timeline & process: Visit Handshake


NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The NIH Summer Internship Program provides a summer research opportunity to perform biomedical research at the NIH among leading scientists in their field. 

Candidates must:

•    Be 17 years of age or older by June of the intended summer
•    Be either a US citizen or permanent resident
•    Be enrolled at least half-time in and accredited college (including community college) or university as an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student at the time of application, OR have been accepted into accredited college or university program for the fall semester

LEARN MORE: The NIH Summer Internship Program
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu 
 


NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (NSF GRFP)

The NSF-GRFP provides a 3-year annual stipend of $32,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct your own graduate research at any accredited US institution of graduate education you choose.

Final deadline: November

Candidates must:

•    Be a US citizen, US national, or permanent resident
•    Intend to pursue a research-based master’s or PhD program in an NSF-supported field
•    Be enrolled in an eligible program at an accredited US graduate institution by the fall following your NSF application
•    Have completed no more than 12 months of full-time graduate study (or the equivalent) as of the August 1st prior to the deadline
•    Meet all other eligibility requirements as set forth in the current Program Solicitation (review website for more details)

LEARN MORE: The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu 


PAYNE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIP

The Payne Fellowship is a USAID Foreign Service program that provides up to $96,000 over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development programming.

Candidates must:

•    Be a US citizen
•    Seek admission to enter graduate school in the upcoming fall semester for a two-year program at a US university 
•    Be either in the senior year of their undergraduate studies, or be college graduates
•    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of their application

LEARN MORE: The Payne Fellowship
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu 


PICKERING GRADUATE FOREIGN AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP

The Pickering Graduate Fellowship provides up to $42,000 annual funding for graduate study in foreign affairs, plus mentoring and professional development help to prepare fellows to enter the US foreign service.

Final deadline: October

Candidates must:

•    Be a US citizen
•    Simultaneously be seeking admission to a 2-year, full-time graduate degree program in public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages (excluding law school)
•    Have a cumulative undergraduate degree GPA of 3.2 or higher
•    Be available for two summer internships

LEARN MORE: The Pickering Fellowship
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu 


RANGEL INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship provides up to $35,000 annual funding for graduate study in international affairs, two internships, plus mentoring and professional development help to prepare Fellows to enter the US Foreign Service.

Final deadline: October

Candidates must:

•    Be a US citizen
•    Simultaneously be seeking admission to a 2-year, full-time graduate degree program in international affairs or a related field such as economics, history, political science, public administration, communications, public policy, business administration, or foreign languages
•    Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher
•    Be available for two summer internships

LEARN MORE: The Charles B. Rangel Program
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu 
 


RHODES SCHOLARSHIP

The Rhodes Scholarship provides full funding (tuition and stipend) for graduate study (or a second bachelor’s degree) at the University of Oxford in the UK.

Application process starts: May/June
Campus deadline: August
Final deadline: September

Candidates must:

•    Be at least 18 and not yet 24 years of age
•    Be a US citizen or a lawful permanent resident
•    Complete their bachelor’s degree prior to beginning studies at Oxford
•    Demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, community service, concern for and protection of the weak, and vigor in extracurricular activities
•    Be nominated by Dickinson. Nomination decisions will be made by a campus committee after review of application materials submitted for the campus deadline.

LEARN MORE: The Rhodes Scholarship
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu 
Dickinson’s timeline & process: Visit Handshake


ROTARY FOUNDATION GLOBAL GRANT SCHOLARSHIP

Rotary offers prestigious international scholarships of $30,000 for graduate students pursuing studies and careers in fields that support: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution, Disease prevention and treatment, Water and sanitation, Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy, or Economic and community development. The District 7390 (Carlisle) Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarship committee will fund one scholarship for an individual who is pursuing graduate studies abroad.

This application requires nomination through a Rotary member. Contact fellowships@dickinson.edu for the name of the appropriate contact person.

Final deadline: December/early January

Candidates must:
•    Pursue a program of study outside of the US and at the graduate level 
•    be proficient in the native language of the host country
•    live in or attend college in the seven-county area of District 7390 (be a Dickinson student/graduate)

LEARN MORE: Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarship
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu 


SCHWARZMAN SCHOLARSHIP

The Schwarzman Scholarship provides a fully-funded year-long immersive program in Beijing. Schwarzman scholars will study for a one-year master’s degree in public policy, international relations, or economics and business at Tsinghua University.

Final deadline (for applicants who hold passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau: May
Final deadline (for applicants of all other countries): September

Candidates must:

•    Demonstrate leadership potential, strong intellectual capacity, personal integrity, and strong character
•    Be at least 18 but not yet 28 years of age as of June 30 of matriculation year
•    Have a bachelor’s degree in hand before July of matriculation year

LEARN MORE: The Schwarzman Scholarship
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu 


SCOVILLE JR. PEACE FELLOWSHIP

The Scoville Scholarship supports fellowships in Washington, DC for individuals considering a career in international peace and security issues with public-interest organizations, the federal government, academia, or media.

Final deadline: October

Candidates must:

•    Have completed a bachelor’s degree by the time the fellowship commences
•    Demonstrated interested in the field of peace and security
•    Have experience with public-interest activism or advocacy
•    Possess a strong intellectual capacity and academic achievement

LEARN MORE: The Scoville Fellowship
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu 


SOROS FELLOWSHIP FOR NEW AMERICANS

The Soros Fellowship provides a $90,000 merit-based fellowship exclusively for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate study in the United States.

Final deadline: November

Candidates must:

•    Have birth parents who were born outside of the US as non-US citizens
•    Not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births (see Soros website for additional information)
•    Be a current senior or not yet beyond the second year of graduate/professional school at the time of application
•    Demonstrate sustained accomplishments that show creativity, originality, and initiative
•    Be under 31 years of age at the time of application

LEARN MORE: The Soros Fellowship
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu 


TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP

The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in support for graduate or professional studies toward a public service-related degree, plus leadership training and networking.

Application process starts: July/August
Campus deadline: December
Final deadline: February

Candidates must:

•    Be a college junior at the time of application, in the top quarter of the class
•    Be a US citizen, permanent resident, or US national
•    Demonstrate significant leadership and a commitment to public service
•    Plan to build a career in public service
•    Highly competitive GPA

LEARN MORE: The Truman Scholarship
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu 
Dickinson’s timeline & process: Visit Handshake


UDALL SCHOLARSHIP

The Udall Scholarship provides up to $5,000 towards tuition and other college expenses to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. Scholars also attend a Udall Orientation in August in Tucson, AZ, and will gain access to a nationwide network of environmental, Native American health, and tribal policy professionals.

Application process starts: September/October
Campus deadline: February
Final deadline: March

Candidates must:

•    Be a college sophomore or junior at the time of application
•    Have a college GPA of at least a “B”
•    Be a US citizen, permanent resident, or US national
•    Demonstrate commitment to the environment and plan to pursue careers related to the environment; OR
•    be Native American or Alaska Native student who demonstrates commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; OR
•    be Native American or Alaska Native student who demonstrates commitment to careers related to Native health care
•    Be nominated by Dickinson. Nomination decisions will be made by a campus committee after review of application materials submitted for the campus deadline.

LEARN MORE: The Udall Scholarship
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu 
Dickinson’s timeline & process: Visit Handshake
 


WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST ENDOWED FELLOWSHIP FOR MINORITY STUDENTS (Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation)

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute. Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.

Candidates must:
•    be enrolled at Dickinson for the semester after the term for which they will be applying 
•    have a strong academic record, excellent research and writing skills, and demonstrated financial need
•    have demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector
•    be a US citizen, US permanent resident, or approved for participation in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program

LEARN MORE: William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students
DICKINSON CONTACT: fellowships@dickinson.edu 
 


OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

When researching fellowship and scholarship programs, it can feel like all the opportunities require US citizenship. While many do, it is certainly not a requirement for all.  You can start the search for a fellowship by looking at a database like ProFellow.com and contacting the Dickinson Fellowships Program staff.

 

 


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