Freshman Year Fellowship Opportunities

National Security Education Program (NSEP): David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships
NSEP scholarships are intended to provide support to U.S. undergraduates who will pursue the study of languages and cultures currently underrepresented in study abroad and critical to U.S. national security.

NSEP Boren Scholarships are merit based. Award amounts are based on the study abroad costs and financial aid information provided by the applicant. The maximum award is $10,000 for a semester or $20,000 for a full academic year.

Echoing Green Fellowship Program
Annually, Echoing Green awards fellowships to individuals with innovative ideas for creating new models for tackling seemingly unsolvable social challenges. These fellowships offer them the opportunity to develop and test their ideas. During the two year fellowship, Echoing Green provides both financial and technical support.

Financial Support: Echoing Green offers fellowships to individuals and to partnerships of no more than two individuals.

Individual Fellowships: $30,000 per year for two years for a total of $60,000 paid in four equal installments of $15,000

Partnership Fellowships: $45,000 per year (per project, not per individual) for two years for a total of $90,000 paid in four equal installments of $22,500

Technical Assistance: Echoing Green provides fellows a range of support through a variety of media including the Internet, conferences, site visits and phone contact. The organization offers guidance in strategic and financial planning, staff and board development, fundraising, legal and accounting practices, and many other aspects of starting and building a non-profit organization.

EPA's National Network for Environmental Management Study (NNEMS) Fellowship
The NNEMS fellowship offers a unique opportunity for students to gain research and training experience directly linked to their undergraduate or graduate studies. NNEMS fellows conduct research projects to augment their academic studies, which EPA supports with financial assistance.

Recipients of NNEMS fellowships receive a stipend based on the student's level of education and the duration and location of the project. They range from $7,400 to $12,600 for a three-month, full-time period.

The Freeman-Asia Award Program
The primary goal of the Freeman-ASIA Award Program is to increase the number of American undergraduate students who study in East and Southeast Asia by providing them with the information and financial assistance they will need. Award recipients will receive $3,000 for summer programs, $5,000 for semester programs, and $7,000 for academic year programs. If the program costs are less than the award amount, the funds may cover related expenses such as airfare, living costs, and books.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Awards of up to $5,000 are made for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad and are intended to cover tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare. The Gilman Scholarship aims to support a diverse range of students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad.

National Institute of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The National Institute of Health (NIH) offers scholarships for students who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social-science related health research.

NIH undergraduate scholarships are awarded for one-year periods (renewable for up to four years) and cover undergraduate tuition and reasonable educational and living expenses up to $20,000 per academic year. In return, recipients commit to two types of service obligation for each year of scholarship: (1) 10 weeks summer service as a paid employee in an NIH research laboratory and (2), after graduation, a year of full-time paid employment in an NIH research laboratory.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarship
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has an education budget of $1,000,000. The NIAF will award scholarships and grants to outstanding students in the summer for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students.

General Category I: Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Area of study: open.

General Category II: Those students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements.

Scholarship awards range from $2,500-$10,000. Each scholarship award can only cover tuition and university-provided room and board. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support.

Oxfam America: CHANGE Initiative
The CHANGE Initiative is a highly competitive national program that trains college students to become actively engaged in Oxfam America's social justice mission. CHANGE develops capable leaders who are informed voices for positive social change, and who inspire greater global awareness in others. Students are brought together for one week of intensive leadership training that equips them as effective CHANGE advocates. They are introduced to social justice issues directly related to Oxfam America's mission, and are asked to work on one or more of these issues on their campus during the academic year. Oxfam assumes the cost of training, room and board, and travel.

Research Experience for Undergraduates Program
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects designed especially for the purpose. These awards are funded through the National Science Foundation.

Award amounts vary by location. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.

Leonard M. Rieser Fellowship in Science, Technology, and Global Security
The fellowship provides one-time awards of $2,500-5,000 to between three and five undergraduates annually, seeking to explore the connections between science, technology, global security, and public policy. Students who have academic, extra-curricular, and career interests that demonstrate a significant interest in the role of scientists formulating public policy and addressing global security policy challenges are encouraged to apply.