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Horseshoe Farm Fellowship

The fellowship is a unique community-based "gap year" opportunity for those interested in healthcare or other community-based services. Visit the website for more information.

Hertz Fellowship

The Hertz Foundation offers fellowships to students in STEM fields who are wishing to pursue a Ph.D. Eligible fields include Applied Physical, Biological, and Engineering Sciences including Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and quantitative aspects of modern Biology. Visit the website for more information.

Herbert Scoville Peace and Security Fellowship

The Scoville Program offers students the opportunity to work in Washington D.C. for 6-9 months with nonprofit, and public interest groups addressing peace and security issues. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is desirable. Visit the website for more information.

Henry Clay Internship

The Henry Clay Internship is open to students at Kentucky colleges and universities who wish to pursue a career in public service for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Each intern receives a stipend for living expenses in Washington during the summer internship. Visit the website for more information.

Gilman Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduates receiving Federal Pell Grants to study abroad. Students apply directly for this award but must have a letter of support from a Study Abroad Adviser AND Financial Aid Adviser.  Visit the website for deadlines and more information.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants to pursue a postgraduate degree in any subject at the University of Cambridge. Applicants cannot be a citizen of the United Kingdom. Visit the website for more information.

French Internship

The Lexington Sister Cities Commission offers students from Lexington to gain professional experience through an internship in France. Benefits include a placement for internship, living arrangements, and some compensation. Applicants must be 18 years old, have good knowledge of French, and be available to be abroad for 2 months. Visit the website for more information.

Foundation for Global Scholars

The Foundation for Global Scholars offers scholarships to students who are studying abroad. Awards range from $500 to $2500. Students in all fields are encouraged to apply. Visit the website for deadlines and more information. 

Explorers Club Youth Activity Fund

The Explorers Club offers grants to students conducting individual scientific or exploration research projects through their respective schools with a supervising instructor. Visit the website for more information.

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scholarship program provides applicants with awards up to $8,000 per year for full time study and a 10-week internship in the summer for training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education. Visit the website for more information.

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