Sophomore Year Fellowship Opportunities

Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee Research Institute (ADCRI) Anthony Shadid Internship Program
The ADCRI intern program offers a variety of positions for leadership development. It educates students on issues of civil rights, the Arab heritage, and current events in the Middle East. It empowers them to educate others. Students gain practical training in community organizing, media relations, research and writing, legal issues, political action, educational outreach, and routine office work alongside our regular professional staff. The first few weeks of the summer program are centered on the annual ADC Convention in June.

Positions are available with the legal, organizing, education, media and publications, information systems, and government relations departments, as well as with the offices of the ADC President and the Chief Administrative Officer. ADC can also assist with internships at the U.S. State Department, although we cannot guarantee placement.

Summer internships: During the summer, up to 15 internships are available at the national office. The 11-week internships are full-time positions. We are asking interns to start as early in May as possible after the school ends. There is a $1500 stipend for undergraduates and $2000 for graduate students. Those who receive course credit do not receive a stipend.

Semester Internships: Internships carry a small stipend. Full-time interns receive $400/month for undergraduates and $500 for graduate and law students. Volunteer positions for course credit are available during the academic year and are arranged on a case-by-case basis. Interns receiving course credit do not receive a stipend. Work hours can be accommodated to student class schedules. Applications are normally due at the end of November, early December.

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.

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.

DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)
RISE placements provide students the opportunity to live and work in an international context, to gain confidence in their practical and theoretical skills, and to improve their (or begin learning!) German. Last but not least, the research internship should be a source of mutual cultural enrichment for both the interns and their hosts.

DAAD will provide a monthly scholarship of Euro 650 for a period of 6 weeks to 3 months (pro-rated depending on length of stay) between the Middle of May and August. DAAD will also provide health insurance and accident and personal/private liability insurance. The host institution will assist the intern in finding reasonably-priced housing for the duration of the internship. The scholarship will not cover international travel costs.

Starting this year, selected RISE and RISE pro interns with no or little German proficiency have the opportunity to participate in a two-week intensive language course in Germany's capital Berlin. The course takes place before the internship starts and helps students to benefit even more of their stay in Germany.

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship
DAAD undergraduate scholarships fund study, senior thesis research, and/or internship in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. This scholarship funds study in Germany for a 4-10 month period that must fall during the German academic year (October-July). Recipients will be awarded a monthly stipend of approximately €650, plus additional funds to help defray travel and research expenses as well as health insurance. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.

Department of Homeland Security Undergraduate Scholarship
Department of Homeland Security undergraduate scholarships are awarded for two consecutive years, given satisfactory progress and availability of funding. The award covers all tuition and mandatory fees and carries a stipend of $1,000 per month for the academic year and $5,000 for the required ten-week, continuous, off-campus internship at a DHS-designated facility during the summer between the first and second years.

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.

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.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Award
The purpose of this foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually.

The Goldwater Scholarship requires an internal application process. For information about the award, the internal application process, and accompanying deadlines, please contact the Fellowships Office.

NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to: (1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; (2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; (3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and (4) recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.

The scholarship provides:

  • Up to $8,000 of academic assistance per school year for full-time study during the junior and senior years.
  • A required, ten-week, paid ($650/week) internship during the summer between the junior and senior years at NOAA or a NOAA approved facility.
  • A housing subsidy during the internship and limited reimbursement for round-trip travel to the internship site for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.
  • Travel expenses to the Hollings scholarship program conference at the completion of the internship.


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) ten 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.

Social Change in Israel Awards
The Dorot Social Change in Israel Awards will provide up to ten (10) $5,000 awards to U.S. citizens who are enrolled at any accredited U.S. college or university to work during the summer with an Israel-based mentor who is engaged in promoting progressive social change in Israel. Up to three (3) awards will go to graduate students; the remaining awards will go to undergraduate students.

The program is designed, first and foremost, to bolster the efforts of the Israel-based mentors who are working on behalf of progressive social change in Israel.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
The program seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds, who have an interest in pursuing a foreign service career in the U.S. Department of State.

The fellowship award includes tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during the junior and senior years of college and during the first year of graduate study with reimbursement for books and one round-trip travel. The fellow must commit to pursuing a graduate degree in international studies at one of the graduate schools identified by the WWNFF. Participating graduate schools provide financial support in the second year of graduate study based on need.

Charles B. Rangel Summer Enrichment Program
The Charles B. Rangel Summer Enrichment 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. This six-week program is designed to stimulate stronger student interest in international affairs and to generate a deeper understanding and appreciation for career opportunities in international affairs. During this program, students receive intensive instruction in three courses: Political Economy, History of U.S. Foreign Relations and Technical Writing. Nine semester hours of academic credit in international studies will be awarded. Various enrichment activities are also included in the program.

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.

Rotary International Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship
Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide a flat grant of $24,000 for one academic year of study in another country. These awards are intended to help defray costs associated with round-trip transportation, tuition and other fees, room and board, and some educational supplies. They are the most common type of Ambassadorial Scholarships.

Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships help fund two years of degree-oriented study in another country. A flat grant of $12,000 is provided each year.

Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships help finance either three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country. They provide a flat grant of $11,000 for three months and $16,000 for six months. Funds are intended to offset costs associated with round-trip transportation, language training, and home-stay living arrangements. 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.

Morris K. Udall Scholarship
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation awards 80 merit-based scholarships of up to $5,000 (to cover tuition, fees, room and board, and books) and 50 Honorable Mentions of $350 to two groups of students:

  • College sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated outstanding potential and a commitment to pursuing careers related to the environment
  • Native American and Alaska Native college sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated outstanding potential and a commitment to careers related to tribal public policy or health care.

The Morris K. Udall Scholarship requires an internal application process. For more information about this award, its internal application process and accompanying deadlines, please contact the Fellowships Office.