Schwarzman Scholars Program

Application Deadline:  September 28, 2017

The Schwarzman Scholars program is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders. The program gives the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

Students live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes are taught in English. Students pursue a Masters in Global Affairs, with concentrations in one of the disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

Scholarships will include:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Room and board
  • Travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year
  • An in-country study tour
  • Required course books and supplies
  • Lenovo laptop and smartphone
  • Health insurance
  • A personal stipend of $3,500

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree:  Applicants who are currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs must be on track to successfully complete all degree requirements by August 1, 2018 before orientation begins.
  • Age Requirement:  Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1, 2018.
  • English language proficiency:  Applicants must demonstrate strong English skills, as all teaching will be conducted in English. If the applicant’s native language is not English, official English proficiency test scores must be submitted with the application. This requirement is waived for applicants who studied at an undergraduate institution where the primary language of instruction was English for at least two years of the applicant’s academic program.  The requirement will also be waived for applicants who have studied in English for two or more years at a Master’s degree level or higher

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

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Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: September 8, 2017

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 20th year, provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.

Each year, applicants from around the world become part of an Academies’ committee, board, or unit where they are assigned to a mentor and learn about the world of science and technology policy. An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows’ appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of mankind.

The 2018 session will begin on January 16 and conclude on April 6, 2018. The Fellowship offers a stipend of $9,000. Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies within the last five years may apply.  Areas of study may include social/behavioral sciences, health and medicine, physical or biological sciences, engineering, law/business/public administration, or relevant interdisciplinary fields. 

The program is open to US citizens, US permanent residents, and non-US citizens who hold one of the following visas:

– F-1 students using CPT (curricular practical training)
– F-1 students using OPT (optional practical training)
– J-2 dependents
– J-1 students using academic training
– J-1 research scholars with written approval of their Responsible Officer
– DACA recipients
– Adjustment applicants, refugees, asylees, and selected other visa classes

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

Washington Policy Center Jennifer Dunn-Thomson Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

For the seventh consecutive year, the Washington Policy Center (WPC) will award its annual Jennifer Dunn-Thomson scholarship to a female student who embodies the late Congresswoman’s values of leadership, commitment to public service and personal values. From the $10,000 in total scholarship funds available, recipients may use the money to pay for tuition or an internship on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. WPC will help the recipients with an internship placement with a member of Congress.

Applicants must be female and enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student during the 2017-2018 academic year. They must have completed their first year of education at an institution of higher learning. Applicants must hold an above-average GPA with good oral and written communication skills. Applicants do not need to be members of Washington Policy Center in order to be eligible.

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

Helen Dyrdal Fund Graduate Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 10, 2017

The Helen Dyrdal Fund Graduate Scholarship is for graduate students who live in King County and are working towards a degree in a “helping profession.” A helping profession is defined as: a profession addressing problems in a person’s physical, psychological, intellectual, emotional or spiritual well-being, including medicine, psychology, social work, education or ministry. It could also include a degree in non-profit management.
The fund awards three scholarships of $7,500. Although all graduate students living in King County may apply, priority is given to graduates of a Renton high school.
For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

BA Rudolph Foundation Graduate Public Service Scholarship

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2017

The BA Rudolph Foundation Graduate Public Service Scholarship supports female graduate students who are applying to or have secured an unpaid internship in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (including Maryland and Virginia). Applicants must be current graduate students (Masters, PhD, Juris Doctorate, etc.) or have recently completed their degree (graduated no more than 10 months from the application deadline). There is no requirement regarding the applicant’s focus of study, as long as the internship focus requirements are met.

Internships must be centered on government, public service, non-profit endeavors, and/or women’s rights. The intention of the scholarship is to cover the cost of living and some travel expenses for those who otherwise would not be able to afford such an opportunity and applicants must therefore demonstrate financial need.

The financial award consists of $1,500 per month (4 weeks) for the length of the individual’s internship, and will be calculated for each accepted scholar individually. Each scholar is assigned at least one mentor to lend guidance on entering and navigating her profession and Washington, and the Foundation will informally connect the scholar with others that we feel would be useful contacts outside for networking within her chosen profession or interest.

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

Islamic Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline:  March 21, 2017

The mission of the Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) is to increase American Muslim representation in media, politics and government. For the last 8 years, ISF has awarded 221 scholarships and grants. In 2016, it awarded $183,500 divided across 58 awards.

Eligible applicants are:

  • Muslim or active members of the Muslim community
  • Enrolled at an accredited university in the U.S. by August 2017 in either an undergraduate (junior/senior) or graduate program
  • Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average
  • Majoring in an ISF-supported major or degree program related to film, media, journalism, writing, law, political science, public administration, international studies, history, sociology, or religious studies (the complete list of eligible fields is available here)

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

 

ARDRAW Small Grant Program

Application Deadline:  March 2, 2017

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program is a one-year $10,000 stipend program awarded to graduate-level students to conduct supervised independent research designed to foster new analysis of work, rehabilitation, and disability issues, which may develop innovative and fresh perspectives on disability.

Potential research areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to:

  • Working conditions of SSA beneficiaries
  • Work accommodations and needs of SSA beneficiaries
  • Non-competitive employment for SSA beneficiaries
  • Vocational and other types of service use by SSA beneficiaries
  • Non-SSA assistance provided to SSA beneficiaries

Applicants must be masters, doctoral, or post-doctoral-level part-time or full-time graduate students pursuing studies in accredited programs at the time of the award (Fall semester of 2017) with an academic emphasis in topics of interest to disability programs, including, but not limited to, public health, social work, economics, occupational medicine, vocational and rehabilitation counseling, public policy and administration, sociology, psychology, education, medicine, employment, and law.

At the time of stipend award, awardees must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. Members of minority and historically disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

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

 

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Application deadline:   September 4, 2016

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 19th year, provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.

Each year, applicants from around the world become part of an Academies’ committee, board, or unit where they are assigned to a mentor and learn about the world of science and technology policy.  An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows’ appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of mankind.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/policyfellows/

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Research Fellowships

Application deadline:   August 15, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation offers competitive research fellowships and grants every year to scholars and students who wish to make use of the archival holdings (including audiovisual materials) of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Various fellowships are available, focusing on themes ranging from foreign policy to immigration policy and more. Stipends up to $5,000 are available to support research.

For complete information about these opportunities, see: http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Grants-and-Fellowships