Academic Resources

Fellowships Office

Seniors

As a fourth-year student, you should note that the awards listed below pertain to your education as a Senior at SJU as well as your education after you graduate from SJU. Normally a Senior applies in early Fall for a graduate fellowship, and thus any planning should be done as far in advance as possible, especially as you will need multiple letters of reference.

Since those who grant financial awards for scholarship are looking for students with a track record of excellence, you are encouraged to look carefully at the information listed below. You are especially urged to visit the websites of those foundations, organizations, and individuals you might want to consider as possible sources of funding.

Thus you are encouraged to seek out those awards that catch your interest and to contact as soon as feasible the SJU Fellowships Office for advice and guidance. In addition, you should note that not all awards will necessarily suit your interests, but the more information you gather, sometimes through individual research, the more intelligently you can plan.

If you know of a fellowship that should be listed here, please contact the Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J. Those interested in going on to graduate school and are required to take the Graduate Record Examinations are encouraged to visit the GRE website in order to familiarize themselves with the tests offered and testing procedures.
Graduate Record Examinations Homepage

Four Internships

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program: Each year, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a rigorous national competition to select approximately eight graduating Seniors to serve as research assistants. They are matched with senior associates--academics, former government officials, lawyers and journalists from around the world--to work on a variety of international affairs issues. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists, and government officials. Junior Fellows spend one year (beginning August 1st) at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC. Positions are full-time and include a salary and benefits package. For more information, please contact Robert Clough, Program Coordinator, The Dickey Center for International Understanding at robert.clough@dartmouth.edu.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Homepage

Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership: The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership awards three scholarships to outstanding Asian Pacific American college undergraduate and graduate students who are interning in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for the summer. Applicants committed to the breadth and diversity of the Asian Pacific American community, including but not limited to economic, ethnic, generational, and regional diversity, are especially encouraged to apply.

Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership's Homepage

Freeman ASSIST (Asian Students Summer Internship Stipends): This granting agency provides educational allowances to outstanding undergraduate students from East and Southeast Asia who are currently studying in the U.S. and who secure internships with U.S. not-for-profit organizations during the summer. Applicants must be undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in a U.S. university or college.

Freeman ASSIST's Homepage

UNESCO Fulbright Internships: The UNESCO Fulbright Internship Program will provide up to six U.S. Fulbright Program participants the opportunity to serve at UNESCO headquarters in Paris for a period of six months following the completion their grant. The program will allow selected grantees to contribute to the advancement of the work of the United Nations and UNESCO, learn from UNESCO staff, and gain valuable professional experience to cap off their Fulbright program abroad.

UNESCO Fulbright Internship's Homepage

It is important to note that the following are organized alphabetically by the first word in the organization's title. Your best bet is to scroll through all the following to familiarize yourself with the nature and requirements of each award.

American Institute for Economic Research Summer Fellowships in Economics

The American Institute for Economic Research awards about a dozen summer fellowships each year to college and university Seniors who will be entering a doctoral program in economics or affiliated program (e.g., law and economics, economic history, etc.). The program is not designed for students wishing to pursue graduate work in a business school program (e.g., finance, MBA, etc.). Summer fellows come to the Institute for an 8-week period of study and are provided with room and board at the Institute, plus a $250 per week stipend.

SJU Resource Person: Dr. George Prendergast
American Institute for Economic Research's Homepag
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American Graduate Fellowships

This initiative is designed to promote and support doctoral study in the humanities by accomplished graduates of small and mid-sized private liberal arts colleges. Two fellowships, worth up to $50,000 each and renewable for a second year, will be awarded annually for a period of five years. The fellowships will be available to students from eligible institutions who enroll in doctoral programs at any of 23 leading independent research universities in the United States, Great Britain, and Ireland. Eligible fields of study include history, philosophy, literature and languages, and fine arts. The fellowships support doctoral study at any of 23 leading independent research universities in the United States, Great Britain, and Ireland. For more information about any one these universities, click onto the appropriate website of that university. United States: Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Duke University, Emory University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, New York University, Northwestern University, Princeton University, Rice University, Stanford University, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Washington University in St. Louis, Yale University. Great Britain and Ireland: University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, King's College London, University College London, University of Edinburgh, Trinity College Dublin.

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
American Graduate Fellowships Homepage

American Political Science Association's (APSA) Minority Fellowships

The APSA Minority Fellows Program, which was established in 1969 as an effort to increase the number of minority scholars in the discipline, has designated more than 300 fellows and contributed to the successful completion of doctoral political science programs for over 70 individuals. The Association has refocused and increased its efforts to assist minority students in completing their doctorates by concentrating not only on the recruitment of minorities, but also on the retention of these groups within the profession. Beginning in 2006 the Minority Fellows Program will designate 12 stipend minority fellows each year. Additional applicants who do not receive funds from the Association may also be recognized and recommended for admission and financial support to graduate political science programs. Fellows with stipends receive a $4,000 fellowship that is disbursed in two $2,000 payments--one at the end of their first graduate year and one at the end of their second--provided that they remain in good academic standing. Awardsare based on students' undergraduate course work, GPA, extracurricular activities, GRE scores, and recommendations from faculty. The Minority Fellows program is designed primarily for minority students applying to enter a doctoral program in political science for the first time. Applicants must be members of one of the following racial/ethnic minority groups: African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans (federal and state recognized tribes); applicants must demonstrate an interest in teaching and potential for research in political science; applicants must be a U.S. citizen at time of award; applicants must demonstrate financial need

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
American Political Science Association

American Psychological Association's Minority Fellowship Program Clinical Training Fellowships

The fellowship is an annual award that may be extended for a maximum of 3 years and usually consists of a monthly stipend. The amounts vary, depending on federal allocations to the Minority Fellowship Program, and on the cost-sharing arrangements that Minority Fellowship Program negotiates with universities. The purpose of this fellowship is to increase the number of ethnic minorities who complete doctoral degrees in psychology and thus improve the quality of mental health treatment and research issues of concern among ethnic minority populations. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent visa residents and members of an ethnic minority group, including but not limited to: African-Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Hispanics, Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders and/or demonstrate a commitment to careers in psychology related to ethnic minority mental health; and be enrolled in a full-time, American Psychological Association accredited academic program leading to a doctoral degree by the time a fellowship is awarded. Students specializing in clinical, school, and counseling psychology are encouraged to apply.

SJU Resource Person: Dr. Paul DeVito
American Psychological Association's Fellowships Homepage

American Society of Microbiology Summer Research Grants

The goal of the Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship program is to increase the number of underrepresented undergraduate students who wish to and have demonstrated the ability to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D.) in microbiology. Students will have the opportunity to conduct full-time summer research with an American Society for Microbiology (ASM) member at their home institution or at a host institution, and present research results at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students and the ASM General Meeting. Students will agree to participate in an undergraduate summer research program at a U.S. based institution; conduct a research project for a minimum of 10 weeks beginning in the summer; work with a faculty mentor who is an ASM member; submit a research abstract to the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students; submit a research abstract to ASM for presentation at the ASM General Meeting. The fellowship allows students to decide the institution, research area, and level of activity for the summer. Based on interests, independence, and ability, students can choose the model that best meets their needs.

In the past, two models are offered for students to choose from: Traditional and Community based. Community Based Program: In this model, clusters of ASM Fellows (5-8) are placed at the same institution to conduct basic science research for 10-12 weeks. Fellows will participate in a weekly seminar series, journal club, GRE preparatory course, graduate admission counseling and career counseling. Traditional Program: In this model, an ASM fellow has the choice of remaining at their home institution or request to be placed at a host U.S. Institution of the student's choice to conduct basic science research. Eligible student candidates for the fellowship must be from groups that have been determined by the applicant's institution to be underrepresented in the microbiological sciences. The ASM encourages institutions to identify individuals that have been historically underrepresented, and remain underrepresented today in the microbiological sciences nationally. These groups include African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, and Pacific Islanders.

In addition, applicants must also: Be U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident; be enrolled as full-time matriculating undergraduate students during the academic year at an accredited U.S. institution; be either freshmen with college level research experience, sophomores, juniors, or seniors who will not graduate before the completion date of the summer program; be members of an underrepresented group in microbiology; have taken introductory courses in biology, chemistry, and preferably microbiology prior to submission of the application; have strong interests in obtaining a Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. in the microbiological sciences, and have lab research experience.

SJU Resource Person: Dr. Scott McRobert
American Society of Microbiology's Homepage

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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. International experience is critically important in the educational and career development of American students, but it can also require a substantial financial investment. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia. The Gilman scholarship aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of public and private institutions from all 50 states.

Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare. 777 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being $4,000. Undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at 2-year or 4-year colleges or universities are eligible to apply.

Students who apply for and receive the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad are now eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman Program for a total possible award of up to $8,000. 25 Critical Need Language Supplements will be offered to Gilman Scholarship recipients during the 2006-2007 academic year. Critical Need Languages include: Arabic (all dialects); Chinese (all dialects); Turkic (Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgz, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek); Persian (Farsi, Dari, Kurdish, Pashto, Tajiki); Indic (Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhala, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Sindhi) ; Korean; Russian.

SJU Resource Person:Dr. Linda Dunphy Lelii
Gilman International Scholarships Homepage

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

(Seniors, but not for those applying to graduate schools. See also the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program listed below)

The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Contributors to the scholarship fund include Citigroup, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Estee Lauder Group of Companies, The Freeman Foundation, Goldman Sachs, Lockheed Martin, Morgan Stanley, Nishimoto Trading Co., Shinsei Bank, The Starr Foundation, Teradyne, Toyota Motor Sales USA, and Weyerhaeuser. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad. Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply. Applications for Bridging Scholarships are accepted twice a year.

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
Bridging Scholarships Homepage

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program

Each year the Carnegie Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 300 colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Carnegie Endowment's senior associates. They will not consider anyone who has started graduate studies. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year. Junior fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $2,750 per month ($33,000 per year). A full benefits package is also provided.

SJU Resource Person:Dr. Linda Dunphy Lelii
Carnegie Endowment's Homepage

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship

This program encourages the involvement of members of minority groups and those with financial need. The award consists of 10 fellowships of up to $27,000 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year Master's degree. The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who have an interest in pursuing a career in the Foreign Service of the U. S. Department of State. Graduating seniors and recent graduates with strong academic records are encouraged to apply . Only US Citizens will be considered as applicants. Applicants must be in the senior year of their undergraduate study or have completed their undergraduate degree by June. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or a related subject (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University.

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
Rangel Fellowship Homepage

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

The mission of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an alliance of the leading American business schools in partnership with the corporate community, is to encourage and enable the largest possible number of the best and the brightest African-American, Hispanic-American and Native American college graduates to pursue successful careers in management. This Consortium attracts and recruits candidates for graduate business education, funding them through merit-based full fellowships and offering ongoing professional development opportunities. Their ultimate goal is full representation of African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Native Americans in American business.

SJU Resource Person: Dr. Joseph DiAngelo, Jr.
Consortium for Graduate Student in Management's Homepage

David W. Miller Award for Student Journalists

David W. Miller, a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, was killed at the age of 35 by a drunken driver in January 2002. Mr. Miller's outstanding career was distinguished by two hallmarks: his insatiable curiosity about people and the world of ideas, and his love for precise and evocative writing. With this award,The Chronicle seeks to pay tribute to Mr. Miller and to identify and nurture future generations of student journalists who are as interested in big ideas and excellent writing as he was.

The award consists of a $2,500 prize and a certificate, and is presented annually. The deadline for submissions is normally in early June, and the winner will be announced in the fall. Candidates may apply for the award by submitting up to three samples of published work accompanied by a one-page letter describing the articles and why they were chosen for submission. The samples of published work must have appeared in a campus publication during the current academic year. Each piece of writing should be journalistic, using expository, explanatory, narrative, or other techniques to report evenhandedly on a topic of intellectual interest. Examples include a new trend, discovery, or theory; an important scholarly debate; an issue with both scholarly and public-policy implications; or a researcher who is as interesting as his or her scholarship. Applicants may bolster their candidacies by submitting articles on a variety of topics or in a range of genres. Opinion essays, personal columns, scholarly or research papers, and articles that present the author's own research findings are ineligible. Candidates for the award must have been undergraduate students at the time their articles were published. Applicants may be students in any country, but their submissions must be in English. Employees of The Chronicle and their families are ineligible. How to apply: Applications may be submitted on paper or by e-mail. Writing samples may be original clippings, photocopies of clippings, printouts from publications' Web sites, or links to such Web sites. Applicants seeking the return of their materials should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Electronic-only submissions should be sent as straight-text e-mail messages, not as attachments. Because of the volume of submissions, applicants will not receive confirmation that their materials have arrived and only the winning applicant will be informed individually of the contest's outcome. Applicants should send their materials, including an address or addresses at which they can be reached in the fall, to:

David W. Miller Award
The Chronicle of Higher Education
1255 23rd Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037

SJU Resource Person: Dr. Jenny Spinner
Miller Award Email Address: milleraward@chronicle.com

Davies-Jackson Scholarship Program

This scholarship is intended for students who among the first in their family to graduate for college. Up to 2 scholarships are awarded each year for the opportunity to study in such fields as in anthropology, archeology, classics, economics, English literature, history, modern and medieval languages, and music at St. John's College, Cambridge University, England. An SJU applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree by time of enrollment at Cambridge.

SJU Resource Person: Dr. David Sorenson
Davies-Jackson Scholarships Homepage

Davis-Putter Peace and Justice Scholarships

This organization provides need-based grants to students who are able to do academic work at the college level and are actively working for peace and justice. Davis-Putter scholars are both graduate and undergraduate students and must be living in the United States and planning to enroll in an accredited school. Grantees must receive college credits for the time period covered by their grant. Early recipients fought for civil rights, against McCarthyism, and for peace in Vietnam. More recently, grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international, anti-imperialist solidarity.

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
Davis-Putter Homepage

Department of Homeland Security Graduate Scholarship
(Seniors applying to graduate school)

To be eligible for a Department of Homeland Security Graduate Scholarship, you must be a U.S. citizen as of the application deadline. Graduating SJU Seniors must pursue a doctoral or master’s degree with a thesis requirement in the physical sciences, mathematical sciences, computer and information sciences, life sciences, social sciences, psychology, or engineering. If you have any commitments, such as active military service, summer field work, or study abroad, that would prevent you from attending school full-time or attending the fall 2007 orientation meeting in November and participating full-time in a 10-week internship during the summer, or accepting an employment offer following receipt of your highest degree, you are ineligible. Stipend: $2,300/month for 12 months. Tuition: Full tuition and mandatory, nonrefundable fees paid. Duration: Appointments are for up to three years, given satisfactory academic progress and availability of funding. Research Internship Requirement: A 10-week, continuous, off-campus research internship at DHS or a DHS-affiliated facility will be required during the summer between your first and second year appointments.

SJU Resource Person: Dr. Scott McRobert
Department of Homeland Security Scholarship Homepage

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)
The German Academic Exchange Service

This service offers a wide range of scholarships and research opportunities in Germany, including undergraduate scholarships to study there. Please consult their website for a complete list of what they offer.

SJU Resource Person: Dr. Thomas Buckley
DAAD Homepage

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Eagleton Fellowship Program, Rutgers University

The Eagleton Fellowship Program provides a select group of graduate students the opportunity to further their knowledge and understanding of the practice of politics and public affairs and to connect it to their chosen department or school. As the major part of the one-year program, fellows enroll in the Eagleton Seminar in American Politics, which examines how political institutions and processes operate to affect public policy and practice and also how they can shape careers in politics and public affairs. This seminar, held at the Eagleton Institute on 14 Fridays over the academic year from 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm, is a 3-credit course listed in the Department of Political Science. The Eagleton Seminar is taught by practitioners with a wide range of experiences in government and public affairs. Through the seminar, and participation in other events at the Institute and elsewhere in New Jersey, the Eagleton Fellowship provides fellows with direct access to current and former practitioners in state and national politics and government. These contacts serve to bridge the gap between the academic training of a graduate student and the everyday challenges of a life in politics and public affairs. Students must be admitted by a Rutgers degree-granting graduate program before being awarded the Eagleton Fellowship. Approximately 14 students are granted Eagleton Fellowships each year.

SJU Resource Person: Dr. F. Graham Lee
Eagleton Fellowships Homepage

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

To increase the presence of underrepresented minorities on the nation's college and university faculties, to enhance diversity on campuses, and to address the persisting effects of past discrimination, the Ford Foundation offers predoctoral fellowships to members of 6 minority groups whose underrepresentation in the professoriate has been severe and long-standing. The fellowship program identifies individuals with demonstrated ability and provides them the opportunity to engage in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Science degree. These successful scholars then inspire other students of color to pursue an academic career in teaching and research. Approximately 60 predoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to those individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior scholarship and show the greatest promise for future achievement as scholars, researchers, and teachers in institutions of higher education. Those eligible must be citizens or nationals of the United States and members of the following groups: Alaska natives (Eskimo or Aleut); black / African-Americans; Mexican-Americans / Chicanas / Chicanos; Native American Indians; Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian/Micronesian); Puerto Ricans.

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship Homepage

French Government Teaching Assistantships in France (See also Fulbright Grants)

The French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services at the French Embassy offer between 1,000 and 1,700 teaching assistant positions in French primary and secondary schools and teacher-training institutes in all regions of France. You will be expected to teach 12 hours of English conversation per week. You need to be a U.S. citizen (or if you have a Green Card, then you must have done high school in the United States). In addition, you need to be proficient in French either because of formal training or having lived in a Francophone country. As part of this program, you will spend 6-9 months in France and receive a monthly stipend of approximately 752 Euros.

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
Teaching Assistantships in France Homepage

Fulbright Grants (See also French Government Teaching Assistantships in France)

The Fulbright Student Program is one of the best known in the United States and is designed to give Seniors who are about to receive a B.S. / B.A. degree a chance to teach or pursue abroad coursework in a university, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or any combination. In addition, the Fulbright Student Program offers invaluable opportunities to meet and work with people of the host country, sharing daily life as well as professional and creative insights. The program promotes cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding on a person-to-person basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom. An applicant must be a U.S. citizen and should have a mastery of the language of the desired host country. If you wish to listen to an overview of how to apply for a Fulbright, click on the "Fulbright Homepage" below, then click on "U.S. Student Program," then click on " Workshops and Information," and finally click on information about "Guidance Session Podcast."

In addition, the UNESCO Fulbright Internship Program will provide up to six U.S. Fulbright Program participants the opportunity to serve at UNESCO headquarters in Paris for a period of six months following the completion their grant. The program will allow selected grantees to contribute to the advancement of the work of the United Nations and UNESCO, learn from UNESCO staff, and gain valuable professional experience to cap off their Fulbright program abroad. Click onto this weblink for more information: UNESCO FULBRIGHT INTERNSHIPS.

SJU Resource Persons: Dr. Robert R. Daniel Jr., Dr. Thomas Buckley, Dr. Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner
Fulbright Homepage

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

These scholarships, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are intended for scholars of outstanding academic merit and leadership potential from every country of the world other than the United Kingdom, who are committed to serving their communities, and who gain admission to the University of Cambridge to pursue courses of study as follows: second Bachelor degree as an affiliated student; one-year postgraduate courses; research leading to the degree of Ph.D. The Gates Cambridge Trust intends to offer a substantial number of awards annually, which will cover the costs of studying at Cambridge. Some of these awards will be for students from the United States of America; but students from all countries, including the countries of the European Union other than the United Kingdom, will be eligible to be considered for the Gates Cambridge Scholarships. In selecting Gates Cambridge Scholars, the Trust seeks students of exceptional academic achievement and scholarly promise for whom further study at Cambridge would be particularly appropriate. Students will need to provide evidence of their ability to make a significant contribution to their discipline, either by research, or by teaching, or by using their learning creatively in their chosen profession. A Gates Cambridge Scholarship can only be taken up by a student who has been admitted to Cambridge through the university's normal application procedures. These are separate from the selection procedures for selection as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Please note, those applying for a Master's or doctoral study are admitted to Cambridge through the Board of Graduate Studies; those applying for a second Bachelor's degree are admitted by a recognized college at Cambridge.

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
Gates Cambridge Foundation's Homepage

George J. Mitchell Scholarships

The US-Ireland Alliance established a competitive, national scholarship to enable Americans between the ages of 18 and 30 to study at universities in Ireland, including the 7 universities in the Republic of Ireland and the 2 universities in Northern Ireland, for one academic year of graduate study. The universities participating in the Mitchell Scholarships are generously contributing tuition and room for the scholar. In addition, each scholar will receive a stipend of $11,000 to cover other necessary expenses for the term of study. This stipend will be paid in 2 equal parts directly to the scholar. The US-Ireland Alliance will assist successful applicants with their traveling expenses to and from Ireland and Northern Ireland

SJU Resource Person: Dr. Richard Haslam
George J. Mitchell Scholarships Homepage

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Harry S. Truman Scholarships

(Normally for Juniors, but in certain cases for Seniors, too)

Each year 75 to 80 awards of $30,000 each are awarded to Juniors with interest in public service. Candidates must attend an accredited U.S. college or university and be nominated by the institution's Truman Faculty Representative (candidates may not apply directly), be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals, complete an application, and write a policy recommendation, be in the upper quarter of their Junior class, except for residents of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa or the Northern Marianas who must be in their Senior class. The Foundation seeks candidates who have extensive records of public and community service, are committed to careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills. Financial need is not a consideration. The Harry S. Truman Foundation defines public service broadly to include employment in government at any level, uniformed services, public interest organizations, nongovernmental research and/or education organizations and public service-oriented non-profit organizations.

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
The Harry S. Truman Foundation

Hertz Foundation Fellowships

The Hertz Foundation's Graduate Fellowship award, which is based on merit (not need) consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the tenable schools in lieu of all fees and tuition. Hertz Fellows therefore have no liability for any ordinary educational costs, regardless of their choice among tenable schools. The personal stipend, paid over the 9-month academic year, is $25,000. The fellowship award is renewable annually (upon a showing of satisfactory progress toward receipt of the Ph.D. degree) for a total fellowship tenure of no more than 5 years. Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency. College Seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply.

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
Hertz Foundation's Homepage

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Mexican-American, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Central or South American students who are American citizens or legal permanent residents of Hispanic heritage and who have completed at least 15 credits can apply for either undergraduate or graduate study. Candidates are chosen on the basis of academic achievement, personal strengths, leadership, and financial need. Visit their website for details.

SJU Resource Person: Dr. Linda Dunphy Lelii
Hispanic Scholarship Fund's Homepage

Hudson River Tibor T. Polgar Summertime Grant Program

The Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship Program is a research program in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. This program provides a summertime grant of $3,800 and limited research funds for 8 college students (both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible) to conduct research on the Hudson River. Because of the training and educational aspects of the program, each potential fellow must be sponsored by a primary advisor, who must be willing to commit sufficient time for supervision of the research and to attend at least one meeting to review the progress of the research. Advisor will receive a stipend of $500.

SJU Resource Person: Dr. Scott McRobert
Hudson River Foundation's Homepage

Humane Studies Fellowships

The Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University grants awards up to $12,000 to full-time graduate students or undergraduates with Junior or Senior standing. Applicants have a clearly demonstrated interest in the classical liberal / libertarian tradition of individual rights and market economies, and are interested in applying the principles of this tradition in their work. Study may be done in the United States or abroad.

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
Humane Studies Fellowships

Intercollegiate Studies Institute Henry Salvatori Fellowship Program

This fellowship program seeks to further an understanding and appreciation of both the principles of the Founding Fathers and the culture that formed their values and views. The overall purpose of the program is to improve the ability of the American people to understand their heritage, to distinguish its principles, and to choose well so that, through self-governance, they may protect their nation and preserve their liberties. Each of 2 Salvatori fellows receives a grant of $10,000. Applicants are required to write an essay on "The American Founding and a Free Society." Applicants must be U.S. citizens and college Seniors or graduate students who receive The Intercollegiate Review.

SJU Resource Person: Dr. Lisa Baglione
Intercollegiate Studies Institute's Homepage

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Intercollegiate Studies Institute Richard M. Weaver Fellowship Program

The Weaver Fellowship Program is maintained exclusively for those who will teach, for that profession presents the greatest opportunity to deal with the first concerns of civilization, and thus with its ultimate preservation. This fellowship program assists future teachers who are motivated, as was Professor Richard M. Weaver, by the need to integrate the idea of liberal education with their teaching efforts, and, in so doing, to restore to university studies their distinction and worth. Each Weaver Fellow receives a grant of $5,000 and payment of tuition at the school of his or her choice (either in the U.S. or abroad). The theme of the required essay is "Education and a Free Society." Applicants must also meet the Intercollegiate Studies Institute's general fellowship requirements.

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
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Intercollegiate Studies Institute Western Civilization Fellowship Program

The Western Civilization Fellowship Program is designed to address our culture's loss of memory by supporting at the graduate level the study of the institutions, values, and history of the West. The intricate process of renewing our civilization will be immeasurably aided by a new generation of scholars who value the Western heritage. Three fellowships will be awarded per year. Each fellow will receive a $20,000 grant to pursue studies at the school of his or her choice. The theme of the required essay is "Liberty and the Western Idea." Applicants must also meet the Intercollegiate Studies Institute's general fellowship requirements.

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
Western Civilization Fellowships Homepage

Intercollegiate Studies Institute William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

The William E. Simon Fellowship is designed to encourage students as they complete their undergraduate education to pursue lives that will benefit themselves and their fellow men and women— that is, lives of "noble purpose." The fellowship is an unrestricted cash grant that will be awarded to those graduating college seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society. Examples of how recipients may use their award include: Engage directly in the civic life of their community; help to create opportunity for others, including job creation; advance their expertise; fund the ultimate realization of their noble purpose. In addition to their mature conception of and passion for what they hope to accomplish, nominees for the prize will be evaluated on the basis of their academic record and extracurricular activities The Fellowship for Noble Purpose is named in memory of William E. Simon, the 63rd Secretary of the United States Treasury. Throughout a lifetime of active public service, Simon demonstrated the power of a sacrificial life dedicated to helping his fellow men and women. Through an unrelenting commitment to excellence in all forms, Simon worked for a variety of beneficial and noble goals. Each year, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) will award three Fellowships for Noble Purpose. The top award will be for $40,000. Two additional fellows will be chosen each year to receive grants of $5,000 each. Over the coming five years, ISI will award $250,000 to graduating college Seniors who are named Simon Fellows.

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
William E. Simon Fellowships Homepage

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards scholarships, up to $50,000 per academic year (which can total as much as $300,000), to Seniors who need not be U.S. citizens but who are applying to graduate school either in the United States or abroad. To be considered seriously for a Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship, applicants must be able to prove they are financially in need of such a scholarship, have done signfiicant extracurricular activity on and off campus, and have excelled academically. Applications are due on March 15th of each year, rather in May. Only two applicants may be nominated by the Director of the SJU Fellowships Office; they cannot apply directly. Applications will normally be posted on the Jack Kent Cooke website in early November.

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
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Jacob K. Javits Fellowships

The program provides financial assistance to students of superior ability, as demonstrated by their achievements and exceptional promise, to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) level in selected fields of the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Panels of experts appointed by the Javits Fellowship Board select fellows according to criteria established by the Board. One-year stipends determines by need in amounts from $5,000-$16,000 is determined by need. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens or nationals, permanent residents of the United States.]

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Homepage

James A. Finnegan Foundation Internships

This internship is designated for Pennsylvania college students who will be assigned positions in executive or legislative offices, and attend seminars with leading public officials and media figures. Eligibility: The student must attend an accredited college or university in Pennsylvania or be a Pennsylvania resident attending college elsewhere, and be available for placement during the summer for a minimum of 8 weeks and a maximum of 10 weeks.

SJU Resource Person: Dr. F. Graham Lee
James A. Finnegan Foundation's Homepage

James Madison Memorial Fellowships

James Madison Junior Fellowships are awarded to students in their Senior year who are planning to begin graduate work at the Master's level. Junior Fellows have 2 years to complete their degrees in one of the following (listed in order of preference): Master of Arts degree in American history or in political science; Master of Arts in Teaching degree, concentrating on either American Constitutional history (in a history department) or American government, political institutions and political theory (in a political science department); Master of Education degree or the Master of Arts or Master of Science in Education, with a concentration in American history or American government, political institutions, and political theory. The maximum amount of each award is $24,000 for up to two years of full-time study. To be eligible to apply for a fellowship, you must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national and a teacher, or planning to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level.

SJU Resource Person: Dr. F. Graham Lee
James Madison Memorial Fellowships Homepage

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (See also the Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan, listed above)

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program aims to promote internationalization at the local level by inviting young graduates to assist in international exchange and foreign language education in local governments, boards of education and Junior and Senior high schools throughout Japan. It seeks to foster ties between Japanese citizens (mainly youth) and Japan Exchange and Teaching participants at the person to person level. Program participants are placed in contracting organizations throughout Japan, consisting of 47 prefectural and 12 designated city governments, individual city, town and village governments and some private schools. Participants sign their contracts with their contracting organization and as such, they are under the jurisdiction of the local authority that employs them. Terms and conditions of service, which often vary according to the policy of the particular contracting organization in which the participant is placed, are generally as follows: Contracts are for one year, though prolongations are permitted in certain cases. Participants are expected to be at the office and/or school 35 hours a week, excluding lunch breaks. Those who pay tax in Japan receive approximately 3,760,000 yen per annum, in monthly payments. Those exempt from Japanese income tax, based upon a tax treaty between Japan and the participant's home country, receive approximately 3,600,000 yen per annum in net payment. Hence, all the participants, including those liable for Japanese tax, are paid 3,600,000 yen per annum. Applicants may be U.S. citizens and must possess a bachelor's degree when the award becomes tenable. Some previous teaching experience, especially in English as a second language, may be advantageous.

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
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Lighthouse Career Incentive Awards

This award of $5,000 is designated for students who are legally blind. Applicants should reside and attend school in the Northeast.Visit their website for details.

SJU Resource Person: Dr. Linda Dunphy Lelii
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Marshall Scholarship Program

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to 40 scholars are selected each year to study either at graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at an institution in the United Kingdom in any field of study. The scheme allows the scholars, who are the potential leaders, opinion-formers and decision-makers in their own country, to gain an understanding and appreciation of British values and the British way of life. It also establishes long-lasting ties between the peoples of Britain and the United States. Each scholarship is held for 2 years. Studies will lead to the award of a British degree. Interest in universities other than Oxford and Cambridge are also welcomed. Candidates should be prepared to act as ambassadors for their country, show promise of becoming a leader, opinion former and decision maker in their own country. Eligibility: U.S. Citizen; Bachelors degree; GPA of 3.7 or higher after Freshman year; indications of high academic ability; strong motivation, seriousness of purpose.

SJU Resource Person: Dr. David Sorensen
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McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program

Established in 1984, the Florida Education Fund's McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program is intended to increase the number of African-Americans in doctoral programs. Up to 25 fellowships (renewable for up to 5 years) are granted each year to African-American students beginning studies leading to a doctoral degree at one of 10 designated Florida universities in any field in the arts and sciences, mathematics, business, or engineering. The fellowship will be awarded only to those eligible individuals who have been accepted for graduate study at one of these institutions, and includes tuition and a stipend that totals up to $16,000 per year.

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program's Homepage

National Institutes of Health, Undergraduate Scholarship Program

This scholarship is for qualified students from disadvantaged backgrounds committed to a career in biomedical research. During each year of the award, students serve for 10 weeks (with salary and benefits) as employees in NIH labs. After graduation they serve for one year of full-time employment for each year of scholarship support. Applicant must have a GPA of 3.5+, be a U.S. citizen, enrolled full-time student in accredited institution and committed to career in biomedical research.

SJU Resource Person: Dr. Scott McRobert
National Institutes of Health's Homepage

National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships for Minorities and Women in the Physical Sciences

The National Physical Science Constortium offers a unique Ph.D.-track graduate fellowship in the physical sciences and related engineering fields. It is open to all eligible students (U. S. citizens only) with emphasis on historically underrepresented minorities and women. The overall value of a fellowship will exceed $200,000, the exact amount depending on the university attended. This includes the stipend for 6 years, 2 summers pay for the internships, and the cost of 6 years of tuition and fees. Fields of study include astronomy, chemistry, computer science, geology, materials science, mathematical sciences, physics, and their subdisciplines, and related engineering fields: chemical, computer, electrical, environmental, mechanical.

SJU Resource Person: Dr. Douglas Kurtze
National Physical Science Consortium's Homepage

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

The National Science Foundation offers 900 3-year graduate research fellowships in science, mathematics, and engineering, including Women in Engineering and Computer and Information Science awards. Fellowships are awarded for graduate study leading to research-based Master's or doctoral degrees in the mathematical, physical, biological, behavioral and social sciences; engineering; the history of science and the philosophy of science; and to research-based Ph.D. degrees in science education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States. Fellowships are intended for individuals in the early stages of their graduate study. In most cases, an individual has 3 opportunities to apply: prior to or during the Senior year of college, the first year of graduate school, and the beginning of the second year of graduate school. A stipend of $27,500 per year and a cost-of-education allowance of $10,500 is given to each fellow.

SJU Resource Person: Dr. Scott McRobert
N.S.F. Graduate Research Fellowships Homepage

National Security Education Program (David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships)

The National Security Education Program's David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships enable U.S. graduate students to pursue specialization in area and language study or to add an international dimension to their education. Boren Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. national security but are less frequently studied by U.S. graduate students, i.e., areas of the world other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It is hoped that recipients of Boren Fellowships will comprise an ever-growing cadre of experts whose enriched educational and professional experiences will enable them to provide leadership and direction in our national commitment to economic growth, international peace and security, and the promotion of democracy abroad. Applications are welcomed from U.S. citizens enrolled in or applying to a graduate degree program in an accredited U.S. college or university located within the United States. Boren Fellowship recipients must provide evidence of admission to and enrollment in a graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university located within the United States, and must be willing to enter into a service agreement. All recipients of Boren awards must seek employment with an agency or office of the federal government involved in national security affairs. If Boren Fellows are unsuccessful in identifying federal employment after making a "good faith" effort, they may fulfill the requirement through work in the field of U.S. higher education in an area of study for which the fellowship was awarded. Boren Fellowship awards are made for a minimum of one and a maximum of 6 academic semesters (24 months). Fellowships provide support for overseas or domestic study, or a combination of both. Awards of $12,000 per semester are available for up to two semesters of overseas study. The maximum award for domestic only study is $12,000. Support for domestic study is limited to language or area studies that enhance a degree program. The maximum level of support for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000. In addition, the National Security Education Program has recently begun a new pilot program called the National Foreign Language Initiative, whose purpose is to bring students studying certain languages--Arabic, Central Asian languages, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, and Russian--up to a higher level of proficienty.Contact the NSEP for details about this pilot program.

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships Homepage

Order Sons of Italy in America

The Order Sons of Italy in American usually offers 12 merit-based scholarships, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000; monetary awards are sent directly to the student’s academic institution. There is a $30 processing fee. Recipients of these awards can use them for undergraduate or graduate education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be able to show that they are of Italian descent.

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
Order Sons of Italy in American Homepage

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Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The purpose of The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished new Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their families. These 30 fellowships (each worth $20,000) are for new Americans who are at least 20 and not more than 30 years of age to assist them in becoming leaders in their chosen fields. A new American is defined as an individual who (1) holds a green card or (2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen or (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. The program is open to individuals who retain loyalty and a sense of commitment to their country of origin as well as to the United States, but is intended to support individuals who will continue to regard the United States as their principal residence and focus of national identity. The applicant must either have a bachelor's degree or be in her/his final year of undergraduate study. Those who have a bachelor's degree may already be pursuing graduate study and may receive fellowship support to continue that study. Individuals who are in the third, or subsequent, year of study in the same graduate program are not, however, eligible for this competition. Students who have received a Master's degree in a program and are continuing for a doctoral degree in the same program are considered to have been in the same program from the time they began their work on their master's degree.

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships Homepage

Ralph Flamminio Memorial Journalism Scholarship

The Ralph Flamminio Memorial Scholarship of $3,000 is awarded annually to a resident of Pennsylvania who is in any year of college. A student does not have to be a journalism major to apply, but the applicant must be determined to pursue a career in print journalism.

SJU Resource Person: Dr. Jenny Spinner
Flamminio Memorial Homepage

Rhodes Scholarships

The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious of the international fellowships bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford for 2 years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. Each scholar receives in addition a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Rhodes Trustees cover the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford, and upon application, may approve additional grants for research purposes or study-related travel. To be eligible a student must have completed undergraduate studies and be between the ages of 18 and 24 years of age. Proven intellectual and academic achievement, fondness and success in sports, and moral integrity are prerequisites.

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
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Rotary Foundation Scholarships

Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships are for either 3 or 6 months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country and provide funds to cover round-trip transportation, language training expenses, and homestay living arrangements up to $12,000 and $19,000, respectively. Applications are considered for candidates interested in studying Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Swedish.

Each year 70 Rotary World Peace Scholars will be selected to begin a 2-year Master's level degree program in conflict resolution, peace studies, and international relations at one of 7 Rotary Centers (Tokyo, Japan; Brisbane, Australia; West Yorkshire, England; Paris, France; Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Berkeley, California; Buenos Aires, Argentina).

Some Rotary districts may only offer one type of scholarship (or none at all); applicants must check with the local club regarding availability.

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
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Spanish Ministry of Education Teaching Grant

The Ministry of Education and Science of Spain, through an agreement with the Education Authorities in the Autonomous Regions, offers 1,000 grants for its North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain Program. Autonomous Regions participating include Andalucía, Aragón, Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla-León, Extremadura, Madrid, País Vasco, La Rioja. The Assistants will have the opportunity to learn about the Spanish language and culture and use their experience upon their return to the United States or Canada, thus helping to develop cultural understanding between the citizens of Spain and the United States of America and Canada. At the same time, the program provides Spanish students and teachers of English an opportunity to broaden and increase their knowledge of the English language and North American culture through interaction with native speakers. The Autonomous Regions will assign all candidates, individually, to elementary or secondary schools. The Ministry of Education and some of the Regional Education Authorities will organize orientation seminars at the beginning of the school year. Candidates are required to hold a U.S. or Canadian passport; be enrolled in the final year of or have successfully completed their BA, BS, MA or MSc.; be in good mental and physical health; have an intermediate to advanced level of Spanish. Grantees will work as English language assistant teachers, under the supervision and guidance of a classroom teacher for will teach 12 hours per week. Assistants and the classroom teacher (or the school representatives) may agree upon other activities and responsibilities in which they should be involved, including attending faculty meetings, making presentations in classes and participating in extra-curricular activities such as, workshops, field trips, student exchanges, music and theater performances, or sports events. Grantees will receive a monthly allowance of €631 after taxes, (approximately, $820 US). The duration of the grant is eight months, October to May, both included; medical insurance; paid school holidays: Christmas and Easter. All additional expenses (such as lodging, transportation to and from the country of origin, and meals) are the assistant’s responsibility. Before submitting the application, the candidate must print four copies of the completed online application. Please, keep one for your records.

SJU Resource Person: Dr. Concha Alborg
Spanish Ministry of Education Teaching Grant Homepage

Stoneleigh Center Junior Fellowships in Philadelphia

Stoneleigh Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, believes in the power of individuals to effect social change, and thus they invest in individuals whose innovative ideas can improve the well-being of children and youth. They believe that, with support, individuals can identify, develop, and disseminate innovative solutions to problems in several large public systems that serve children and youth: child welfare, education, and juvenile justice. Stoneleigh Center fellowships are therefore designed to: Sustained positive change to the systems that affect the well-being of vulnerable children and youth takes vision and ability. Stoneleigh Center seeks individuals who have: A track record of advocating for change in the fields of child welfare, education, or juvenile justice; knowledge, understanding, contacts, and institutional support to bring changes in policy and improvements in practice to fruition; demonstrated ability to design and lead system reform; and imagination, tough-mindedness, and a focus on results. Along with these qualifications, selection of fellows is based on the quality and feasibility of the proposed ideas; and fit of the proposed project with the Stoneleigh Center's goals. Awardees are expected to relinquish their day-to-day job duties in order to devote their time fully to the projects supported by the fellowship. Candidates are asked to apply in partnership with a sponsoring organization and to have the support of the systems within which they will be working for change. Proposals must identify a sponsoring organization that can house the fellow and funded project, as well as provide administrative support. The sponsoring organization can be the candidate's current employer or another organization central to the proposed work. Sponsoring organizations will be compensated for administrative expenses.

Stoneleigh Center Juniors Fellowships are awarded to individuals recently graduated from college (bachelors or Masters degrees). The junior fellowship is a one- to two-year program to allow recent college graduates the opportunity to pursue areas of interest developed during their course of study. The junior fellowship could provide, for example, an individual the opportunity to continue research begun for a senior project or turn a senior thesis into a publication. Stoneleigh Center is currently exploring the possibility of the junior fellows partnering with nonprofit organizations to provide research and policy support on emerging issues of interest. Because this is a new initiative on the part of Stoneleigh Center, they are currently developing the criteria and terms of the program.

SJU Resource Person: Dr. Maria Kefalas
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University of Massachusetts Medical School Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Program

The combined University of Massachusetts Medical School Summer Research Programs are non-credit,10-week, research experiences. The programs consist of "hands-on" laboratory research experience with an investigator serving as a mentor, role model and advisor and are designed to provide participants in-depth exposure to the actual practice of scientific research in the hopes that the excitement, challenge and creativity of the enterprise will convince them to consider basic research in the sciences as a viable career choice. The 3 programs designed for undergraduate college or university students differ in funding sources and eligibility criteria, though their formats are identical. Participants receive a stipend of $3,500. Housing arranged by the program is available at local dormitories. Participants are charged a weekly fee for housing, normally about $48.00 per week. These rates are net and reflect a subsidy by the programs. Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

SJU Resource Person: Dr. Scott McRobert
University of Massachusetts Medical School Summer Program's Website

USA Today Academic Team

The purpose of this scholarship is to identify 60 students who excel not only in scholarship, but in leadership roles on and off campus. Top 20 receive $2500 cash award. Any full-time undergraduate student at an institution in United States, who is academically talented and creative in scholarly research, the arts, literature, community service, or public affairs, is eligible. The criteria are designed to find students who excel not only in scholarship but also in leadership roles on and off campus. A key element given most weight by the judges will be a student's outstanding original academic or intellectual product. The judges will be influenced by the student's ability to describe that outstanding endeavor in his/her own words. They will not read an author's work, see an artist's painting or hear a composer's music. They will rely solely on the student's ability to describe the effort in writing, supplemented by recommendations from the nominating professor and two other persons of the nominee's choice. Any full-time undergraduate of a 4-year institution in the United States or its territories is eligible. U.S. citizenship is not required. A full-time undergraduate is one carrying at least 12 credits in pursuit of an undergraduate degree or one who anticipates earning an undergraduate degree at the end of the current academic term. Students in 5-year programs who have not received a baccalaureate are eligible; those who already have a baccalaureate and are pursuing another are not.

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
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Wellstone Fellowships

The Wellstone Fellowship is designed to increase the number of black/African American, Latino, Asian and Pacific Islander, and American Indian social justice leaders. Candidates seeking consideration for the Wellstone Fellowship must demonstrate an interest in health care policy and racial and ethnic health disparities. Applicants should also demonstrate a commitment to contributing to social justice work following their year of hands-on experience as a fellow. While there is no bias in favor of any specific academic discipline, a college degree is preferred. There is no minimum GPA to qualify for consideration. The goals of the Wellstone fellowship program are three-fold: To address disparities in access to health care; To inspire Wellstone Fellows to continue to work for social justice throughout their lives; and To increase the number and racial and ethnic diversity of up-and-coming social justice advocates and leaders.

SJU Resource Person: Rev. Patrick Samway, S.J.
Wellstone Fellowships Homepage

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Summer Student Fellowships

Summer Student Fellowships are awarded to undergraduate students who have completed their Junior or Senior year at colleges or universities studying in any of the fields of science or engineering with at least a tentative interest in the ocean sciences, oceanographic engineering, mathematics, or marine policy. Fellowships are awarded to pursue an independent research project under the guidance of a member of the research staff. These projects typically are suggested by the advisor, and are agreed upon jointly by fellow and advisor. Through this program of summer fellowship grants, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's aim is to give a promising group of science and engineering students experience that will assist them in determining whether they wish to devote careers to the study of the oceans. Woods Hole cannot offer formal academic credit toward degree requirements for participation in the summer student fellowship program; although, such credit has often been awarded by the student's own college or university. The program has been very popular and, consequently, very competitive, with an average of about ten percent of the applicants receiving awards. Fellowship awards carry a stipend of $355 per week for a 10- to 12-week program. Additional support may be provided for travel. Institution housing will be made available for fellowship recipients.

SJU Resource Person: Dr. Scott McRobert
Woods Hole Summer Fellowships Homepage

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