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Killam Fellowship Program

The Killam Fellowships Program allows undergraduate students from Canada and the United States to participate in a program of  binational residential exchange. Killam Fellows spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the host country. Visit the website for more information.

Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship

The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships provide funding for students interning over the summer in the U.S. Embassies in London or Paris, or the Secretary of State’s Office in Washington, D.C. Visit the sponsoring organization's website for more information.

Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for independent graduate-level studies in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology (including all science, engineering, social science and resource management of ocean and coastal areas), particularly by women and members of minority groups. Visit the website for more information.

German Chancellor Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's German Chancellor Fellowship Programme is targeted at university graduates who have an international outlook and leadership experience. Fellows spend a year in Germany networking with other prospective leaders from abroad and to explore new solutions to global issues. Visit their website for more information.

Point Foundation Scholarships

Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society. Learn more from the sponsoring organization's website.

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.

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