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NPR Kroc Fellowship

The NPR Kroc Fellowship awards students who aspire to work in public radio. Candidates should be close to completing an undergraduate or graduate degree at the time of application. Visit the website for more information.

Blakemore Foundation Language Grants

The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study abroad of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other selected Southeast Asian languages. Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree and at least three years of study of the language at the college level by the start of the grant. Visit the sponsoring organization's website for more information.

Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have created the Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute to encourage minority students and others with an interest in African-American , African, and African Diasporan Studies to pursue graduate degrees, especially PhDs, in the humanities. For more information, visit the sponsoring organization's website.

Running Start Walmart Star Fellowship

Each spring and fall, seven Running Start/Walmart Star Fellows are selected through a highly competitive application process.  Star Fellows intern for a female Member of Congress Monday through Thursday and each Friday are trained by political experts in Running Start’s office and then mentored by high level political mentors. Learn more from the sponsoring organization's website.

Global Health Fellowship

The Medical Missionaries Global Health Fellowship offers recent college graduates, graduate students, or professionals interested in global health the opportunity to gain experience in health care delivery in a developing country.  Fellows spend one year in Thomassique, Haiti, working at St. Joseph’s Clinic. Visit the sponsoring organization's website for more information.

Foundation for Global Scholars

The Foundation for Global Scholars awards scholarships to U.S. citizens studying abroad. Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. college or university, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be studying abroad for a minimum of 28 days. Applications are accepted for Spring/Summer Programs, Fall Programs, Winter Programs. Visit the website for specific deadlines and more information.

Davis-Putter Scholarship

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those who are part of a progressive movement on the campus and in the community. Visit the sponsoring organization's website for more information.

Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship

The fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. Visit the website for more information.

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Undergraduate Program

The MSRI Undergraduate Program (MSRI-UP) is a comprehensive summer program designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of university-level mathematics courses and would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences. Visit the website for more information.

Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship

The Pershing Square Foundation has endowed up to five scholarships per year, which support extraordinary individuals in developing and realising their potential as future global leaders by fully funding the MBA year of the Oxford 1+1 programme. In the 21st Century, Pershing Square Scholars will re-define what it means to be a transformative global leader. Visit the website for more information.

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