PEO International Peace Scholarship

Eligibility Pre-Application Deadline:  December 15, 2017

The International Peace Scholarship Fund, established in 1949, is a program which provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. Members of P.E.O. believe that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding.

The scholarship is based upon demonstrated need; however, the award is not intended to cover all academic or personal expenses. At the time of application, the applicant is required to indicate additional financial resources adequate to meet her estimated expenses. Examples of additional resources are personal and family funds, tuition waivers, work scholarships, teaching assistantships, study grants and other scholarships. The maximum amount awarded to a student is $12,500.

Eligibility:

  • An applicant must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study and working toward a graduate degree in an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.
  • A student who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada is not eligible.  Note:  A student with residency for tax purposes only is permitted.
  • Scholarships are not given for online courses, research, internships or for practical training if not combined with coursework.
  • In order to qualify for her first scholarship, an applicant must have a full year of coursework remaining, be enrolled and in residence for the entire school year.
  • Doctoral students who have completed coursework and are working only on dissertations are not eligible as first-time applicants.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

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American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2017

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since it founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, 2017, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five International Master’s/First Professional Degree Fellowships are renewable for a second year. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences.

The award is open to master’s or professional degree students ($18,000), doctoral students ($20,000), and postdoctoral researchers ($30,000).

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor Fellowship

Application Deadline: September 15, 2017

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow – from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA. The German Chancellor Fellowship offers you an opportunity to take the next career step in Germany – irrespective of your field of work. In order to apply, develop your own project idea and find the host of your choice to mentor you.

The fellowship includes:

  • a monthly stipend of €2,150, €2,450 or €2,750, depending on your qualifications
  • individual mentoring during your stay in Germany
  • additional financial support for items such as family members accompanying you, travel expenses or a German language course
  • a study tour of Germany and a number of events during which you can make contact with other fellows and representatives of German companies and institutions
  • extensive alumni sponsorship, particularly to help you sustain contact with collaborative partners in Germany during your entire professional career

Eligible applicants:

  • are university graduates from Brazil, China, India, Russia or the USA and have already acquired initial leadership experience
  • completed a first degree less than 12 years ago
  • would like to spend a year working on a self-developed project with a host of their choice in Germany
  • can demonstrate that their project will be of social significance and that they have the potential to build future bridges between Germany and their own country
  • work in a sector such as politics, economics, the media, administration and culture

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Civil Society Leadership Awards

Application Deadline:  July 15, 2017

The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provides fully-funded scholarships for master’s degree study beginning in 2018 to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities. Candidates must be citizens of the following countries: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Laos, Libya, Myanmar/Burma, Republic of Congo, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan.

Awards are available for study in the following areas:

  • Communications, Journalism & Media
  • Culture, History & Society
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Education Management & Leadership
  • Environment & Natural Resource Management
  • Gender Studies
  • Human Rights
  • Law (including Human Rights law)
  • Politics & International Studies
  • Public Health Policy & Health Management
  • Public Policy & Administration
  • Social Work & Social Policy

In addition to being a citizen of an eligible country, applicants must:

  • Demonstrate maturity, flexibility, and civil society leadership potential
  • Have a bachelor’s degree awarded before July 15, 2017 and an excellent academic record
  • Demonstrate professional experience in a relevant area
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the language of instruction (English, German or French) at a level required for admission by host universities
  • Be able to participate in an intensive pre-academic summer school in July or August 2018 and start their degree program in August or September 2018
  • Be able to receive and maintain a visa or study permit as required by the host country
  • Demonstrate a clear commitment to return to their home country or region to continue supporting open society development

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Program

Application Deadline:  March 31, 2017

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is willing to consider applications for PhD programs in the case of outstanding students who are highly recommended for doctoral studies by their professors and who need a PhD for the fulfilment of their career objectives (academic or research oriented).

Eligibility:

  • The Foundation accepts applications from nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique.
  • In France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada, applications are accepted from those who are originally from one of the above developing countries, are interested in development-related studies and who have no other means of financing their education.
  • Applications are accepted only from students who have not yet started their course of study.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Lincoln Institute C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship Program

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is an independent, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to help solve global economic, social, and environmental challenges to improve the quality of life through creative approaches to the use, taxation, and stewardship of land. The Lincoln Institute’s C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship Program assists Ph.D. students, primarily at U.S. universities, whose research complements the Institute’s interests in land and tax policy. The program provides an important link between the Institute’s educational mission and its research objectives by supporting scholars early in their careers.

The C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation fellowships of $10,000 each support development of a thesis proposal and/or completion of thesis research. If your university department requires a formal proposal defense, please indicate if you have successfully completed this step. Applicants need not be U.S. citizens.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

 

Josephine de Karman Fellowships

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2017

The Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who died in 1951. The purpose of this fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect professor von Karmans high standards.

DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States. Only candidates for the PhD who will defend their dissertation in or about June 2018 and undergraduates entering their senior year (will receive bachelors degree in or about June 2018) are eligible for consideration for a 2017-2018 fellowship. Postdoctoral and masters degree students are not eligible for consideration. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.

Approximately eight (8) fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year (fall and spring semesters or the equivalent where the quarterly system prevails), paid through the fellowship office of the university in which the recipient is enrolled for study in the United States. Study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this country.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Margaret McNamara Education Grants

Application Deadline:  January 15, 2017

Margaret McNamara Education Grants awards education grants on a competitive basis to exceptional women from developing countries who are enrolled as full-time students for the following academic term in accredited universities in the United States and Canada, have demonstrated financial need and are committed to working for the well-being of women and children.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be at least 25 years old at time of application deadline
  • Be a national of a country listed on the MMEG Country Eligibility List
  • Be enrolled at an accredited academic institution when submitting application; and plan to be enrolled for a full academic term after award of the grant by the Board
  • Not be related to a World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund or Inter-American Development Bank staff member or spouse
  • already be enrolled as a full time student, with relevant student visa in national passport, and plan to continue studying full time in the following academic year
  • not hold US citizenship or permanent residency (green card) or Canadian citizenship or Canadian landed immigrant status

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship

Pre-application Deadline:  December 15, 2016

The International Peace Scholarship Fund, established in 1949, is a program which provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. Members of P.E.O. believe that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding.

The scholarship is based upon demonstrated need; however, the award is not intended to cover all academic or personal expenses. At the time of application, the applicant is required to indicate additional financial resources adequate to meet her estimated expenses. Examples of additional resources are personal and family funds, tuition waivers, work scholarships, teaching assistantships, study grants and other scholarships. The maximum amount awarded to a student is $12,500.

Eligibility

  • An applicant must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study and working toward a graduate degree in an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.
  • A student who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada is not eligible. Note: A student with residency for tax purposes only is permitted to apply.
  • Scholarships are not given for online courses, research, internships or for practical training if not combined with coursework.
  • In order to qualify for her first scholarship, an applicant must have a full year of coursework remaining, be enrolled and in residence for the entire school year.
  • Doctoral students who have completed coursework and are working only on dissertations are not eligible as first-time applicants.

Application process

Interested applicants must submit an Eligibility Form online by December 15, 2016. Qualified applicants must then submit application materials by March 1, 2017 or April 1, 2017 depending on enrollment status.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Go Overseas Study, Intern, or Volunteer Abroad Scholarships

Application Deadline:  December 2, 2016

The Go Overseas company is offering a travel funding round for students going abroad in spring or summer 2017. Applicants must submit an application, photograph, and essay, and are also encouraged to post their photograph on social media. Winners will be selected based on their creativity, enthusiasm, and social media posts.

Go Overseas Study & Intern Abroad Scholarship

One $500 scholarship will be awarded. Any student studying/interning abroad (including graduate students) is eligible to apply for the Go Overseas Study & Intern Abroad Scholarship. You are eligible to apply if you will be enrolled full-time in a US institution during your program, regardless of your citizenship. Students focusing in all majors are considered equally for the Go Overseas Study & Intern Abroad Scholarship. Applications are judged based on the quality of their content. Students applying to any study/intern abroad program are eligible. Go Overseas does not officially endorse any specific study/intern abroad programs.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Go Overseas Volunteer Abroad Scholarship

One $500 scholarship will be awarded. The length of the volunteer abroad program is not a factor taken into consideration by the committee. Any and all nationalities are eligible to apply for the Go Volunteer Abroad scholarship. The Go Overseas editorial team will judge submissions based on the quality of the content, without regard to gender, race, or nationality.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.