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Allegheny Mountain School Fellowship

The Allegheny Mountain School in Highland County, Virginia funds an 18 month fellowship program designed to serve communities in developing a more secure food system. Applicants should be highly curious, responsible, hardworking young adults with a strong interest in learning the "how" and "why" of growing and preparing one's own food and teaching those skills to members of local communities. Visit the website for more information.

Alltech Young Scientist

To participate, students must write a scientific paper based on agricultural research in the areas of plant or animal technology. The global undergraduate winner receives $5,000 and the global graduate winner receives $10,000. Visit the website for more information.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Education Advancement Foundation Scholarship

The Educational Advancement Foundation provides scholarships based on merit and financial need for deserving undergraduates. Visit the website for more information.

American-Scandinavian Foundation Awards

The ASF offers fellowships and grants to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year. Applicants must have a research project that must be completed in a Scandinavian country and complete their undergraduate education by the start of the project. Visit the website for more information.

Amgen Scholars

Amgen Scholars research during the summer at some of the nation's leading institutions with faculty mentors. Applicants should intend to pursue a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D., and be returning in the fall semester to continue undergraduate study. Visit the website for more information.

Annie's Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program

The Scholarship Program is open to full time undergraduate and graduate students who are focusing on classes in sustainable agriculture. Awards are up to $10,000. All students are welcome to apply but should have a focus in sustainable agriculture. Visit the website for more information.

Association of Food and Drug Officials Scholarships

The AFDO awards students who have demonstrated a desire to serve in a career of research, regulatory work, quality control, or teaching in an area related to foods, drugs, or consumer product safety. Visit the website for more information.

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Scholarship

The AORN Foundation awards scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in perioperative nursing. Visit the website for more information.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

The Goldwater Scholarship was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers and foster excellence in STEM fields. Visit the website for more information.

The campus deadline for the 2013-2014 academic year has passed.

Betty Barrick Non-Traditional Student Scholarship

The Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts Auxiliary sponsors a $1,000 scholarship for students who are least 25 years old and are in agriculture or related fields of natural resources conservation. Applications should be sent to the local conservation district. Visit the website for more information.

Breakthrough Summer Teaching Internships

The Breakthrough Collaborative provides college students the opportunity to teach high performing middle school students at various locations throughout the U.S. The internship is unpaid but provides for living expenses. Visit the website for more information.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants for one year conducting research for books, co-authoring papers, participating in meetings, and organizing briefings. Students with significant coursework in International Affairs, Political Science, Economics, History, or languages such as Russian, or Chinese are encouraged to apply. Visit the website for more information.

The campus deadline for the 2013-2014 academic year has passed.

Center for Arabic Study Abroad

CASA offers advanced training in Arabic language and culture at the American University in Cairo for one year, beginning in the summer and extending to the spring semester. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have completed a minimum of 3 years of formal Arabic instruction by the start of the program. Visit the website for more information.

Center for Strategic and International Studies Internships

CSIS offers full and part-time internships in the fall, spring, and summer for students interested in gaining practical experience in public policy. There are multiple deadlines. Visit the website for more information.

City Year

City Year participants serve for 10 months as tutors, mentors and role models in schools across the U.S. as well as South Africa and England. Benefits include a living stipend, $5,500 award, student loan forbearance, and health insurance. Students must have a college degree and be younger than 24 at the time of application. There are multiple deadlines for the program. Visit the website for more information.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program

The Youth Exchange Program for Young Professionals is a year-long, work-study fellowship program in Germany for business, technical, vocational, and agricultural fields. Visit the website for more information.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

The Fellowship offers Latinos who have earned a bachelor's degree within two years of the program start date a paid, nine-month fellowship to gain experience at the national level in public policy. Students must be Hispanic U.S. citizens or permanent residents to apply. Visit the website for more information.

Connecticut Health Policy Project Internships

The Connecticut Health Policy Project has worked to improve access to affordable, quality health care for everyone in Connecticut. Interns provide Connecticut residents with information about and referrals to healthcare resources. Visit the website for more information, including deadlines.

Conservation of Natural Resources Scholarship

The Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts Auxiliary sponsors a $1,000 scholarship for students in agriculture or related fields of natural resources conservation. Applications should be sent to the local conservation district. Visit the website for more information.

D.C. Internships

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) sponsors institutes that offer classroom study, internships, and special events. Sophomores and juniors with relevant professional or volunteer experience are preferred. Visit the website for application deadlines and more information.

Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program

The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is a leadership development program for students committed to social justice. The duration of the fellowship is one year, during which fellows work in community and nonprofit organizations. Students with a commitment to social justice should apply, regardless of major. Visit the website for more information.

English-Speaking Union Scholarship

The Kentucky Branch of the ESU will award scholarships for students to take summer courses offered at three institutions in the United Kingdom: Cambridge University, Oxford University, and Edinburgh University. Students who do not have extensive experience traveling abroad are encouraged to apply. Visit the website for more information.

The campus deadline for the 2013-2014 academic year has passed.

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.

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.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Information Session on Wednesday, September 4 at 6:00pm in 219 Funkhouser. Please email Jennifer N. Strange if you plan to attend.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Humanity in Action Fellowship

The HIA Fellowship brings international groups of students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance. Students in all fields are welcome to apply, although an interest to pursue inquiry into minority and human rights issues is key. Visit the website for more information.

IGSP Summer Fellowship Program

Duke University hosts a 10-week summer fellowship program within the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy. Research ranges from cutting-edge genome science, technology and their applications to the study of the ethical, legal, social and personal consequences of genome science. Recipients receive housing on the Duke University campus and a stipend. Visit the website for more information.

internXchange

The German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD, provides scholarships students to attend a summer seminar/internship program in Berlin. Applicants must be enrolled in a school of journalism and have German language proficiency and a demonstrated interest in German affairs. Visit the website for more information.

Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award

The Graduate Arts Award enables students with exceptional artistic or creative promise and significant financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited U.S. graduate institution. Applicants must have significant unmet financial need and plan to begin a graduate degree program in the fall of the year in which the scholarship is awarded. Visit the website for more information.

James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund

The James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund offers an essay contest for students with the subject concerning cancer. Visit the website for deadlines and more information.

Knowles Math and Science Teaching Fellowship

KSTF awards five-year teaching fellowships to applicants committed to teaching science and math in U.S. high schools. Applicants should earn a Bachelor's degree in an area relevant to the subject planned to teach. Visit the website for more information.

Leland International Hunger Fellows Program

The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program trains emerging leaders in the fight to end hunger worldwide. It is a two-year program that combines field and policy work. Applicants must be able to work in the United States. The Program accepts applicants every two years. Visit the website for more information.

Leonard M. Rieser Fellowship

The Rieser Fellowships provide up to two successful applicants with a  one-time award of up to $4,000 to pursue projects that explore issues at the intersection of science, global security, and public policy, focusing on a significant aspect of nuclear security, climate stabilization, or biotechnology. Visit the website for more information.

Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellowship

The Teaching Fellowship offers a stipend to complete a master's degree program at one of four participating institutions in exchange for a commitment to teach for three years in a high-need secondary school. Visit the website for deadlines and more information.

Lexington Internship Directory

The Lexington-Fayette County Urban Government offers a variety of internships throughout local government to current students and recent graduates. Visit the website for deadlines and more information.

Lexington Prosecutor Summer Internship

The Summer Prosecutorial Internship Program gives students insight into the workings of the criminal justice system. Students will be exposed to activities to acquaint them with the responsibilities of being a prosecutor. Visit the website for more information.

Math for America

Math For America trains mathematically talented individuals to become high school math teachers. Fellows receive a stipend and full tuition scholarship to master's level preparation program. Students should be math majors or candidates with significant math-related coursework in physical sciences, or engineering. Visit the website for more information.

Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Scholarship

\The Udall Scholarship is a merit-based award to outstanding students who intend to pursue careers related to the environment. Students should have environmental career goals, but all fields are eligible to apply. Visit the website for more information.

The campus deadline for the 2013-2014 academic year has passed.

National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnerships Program

The NIH Graduate Partnerships Program allows participants to research at the NIH and have the academic environment of a university. Students do not have to be enrolled in a graduate degree program at the time of application, but should intend to enroll and pursue a Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences. Visit. the website for deadlines and more information.

National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Training Award

The NIH Postbac IRTA program provides recent college graduates, who are planning to apply to graduate or professional school, to spend one or two years performing full-time research. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and intend to apply to graduate or professional school. Visit the website for deadlines and more information.

National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

This program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers. Research experience is preferred and students must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Visit the website for more information.

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The NIH offers competitive scholarships up to $20,000 to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in health-related research. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, a full-time undergraduate, and have exceptional financial need. Visit the website for deadlines and more information.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarship Program

The National Italiam American Foundation (NIAF) awards scholarships to outstanding students to use for the academic year. The awards are divded among two groups: Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievement, and students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian or related field. Visit the website for more information.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

An information session is scheduled for Thursday, September 26 at 6:00pm in 219 Funkhouser. Space is limited. Please register to attend by Monday, September 23.

The National Science Foundation offers fellowships for outstanding students for graduate school in STEM fields. A comprehensive list of fields is available on the website. Applicants should be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or U.S. National. Visit the website for deadlines and more information.

National Student Nurses' Association Undergraduate Scholarship

The National Student Nurses' Association awards scholarships to students currently enrolled in schools of nursing or pre-nursing. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or students with an Alien Registration number. Visit the website for more information.

New York City Teaching Fellows

The NYC Teaching Fellows Program is designed specifically to provide fellows with training, support, and resources needed to succeed as teachers in New York City public schools. Participants teach full-time while earning a master's degree in education at a partnering university. Education majors are not eligible. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree before the start of the program. Visit the website for deadlines and more information.

Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarships

The Overseas Press Club Foundation sponsors a scholarship for students interested in becoming foreign correspondents. The scholarship pays for travel and living expenses and provides an internship at foreign bureaus. Students in all fields are encouraged to apply, but must be interested in becoming a foreign correspondent.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

An Information Session will be held on Thursday, February 6 at 6:00pm in 213 Funkhouser. Please register to attend.

Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute

The PPIA Fellowship is a seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs. Students must be a U.S. citizen in order to apply and should be committed to completing a Master's Degree in public/international affairs at a PPIA Consortium graduate school. Visit the website for more information.

Qatar Scholarship

The Qatar Scholarship Program offers the opportunity for dedicated Arabic language students to master their skills in an intensive Arabic program at Qatar University for an entire academic year. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident between 18 and 40 years old, have completed a Bachelor's degree by the beginning of the program and have studied Arabic for at least two years. Visit the website for more information.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

An information session is scheduled for Wednesday, November 13 at 6:00pm in 219 Funkhouser. Space is limited. Please register to attend by Monday, November 11.

Rotary Peace Fellowship

Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives. Fellows can earn a master's degree in several fields or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree and strong academic record and have a strong commitment to international understanding and peace.

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

The Award provides a $10,000 stipend for a graduating student to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. Visit the website for more information.

Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The Soros Fellowships provide funding for tuition and living expenses for graduate programs for permanent residents or naturalized citizens. Applicants must be a resident alien (green card holder), naturalized U.S. citizen, or child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. Visit the website for more information.

Stowers Scholars Program

The Stowers Summer Scholars Program provides a laboratory experience for students to work on an independent research project under the direction of a principal investigator. Students must have completed at least 60 hours of coursework by the start of the program. Visit the website for more information.

Teach for America (TFA)

TFA is a national corps of recent college graduates who commit to two years to teach in public schools. Corps members receive full salary, benefits, training, and scholarship opportunities. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or U.S. national. Visit the website for deadlines and more information.

Teach for China

Teach for China participants commit two years to teaching a full course load of core subjects, that may include English, math, and science, in collaboration with local teachers. Benefits include a stipend, and living accommodations. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree before the start of the program and speak fluent English. Visit the website for deadlines and more information.

Teaching Assistantship Program in France

The Program offers students the opportunity to work in France for 7 months to teach English to French students of all ages. Applicants should complete at least 2 years of higher education by the beginning of the program and have proficiency in French (3 college semesters and/or lived abroad in a French-speaking country). Visit the website for deadlines and more information.

Thaddeus Colson and Isabelle Saalwaechter Fitzpatrick Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship fund provides awards up to $5,000 to female students who are residents of Kentucky majoring in environmentally related programs at public universities in Kentucky. Visit the website for more information.

Tylenol Scholarship Program

The Tylenol Future Care Scholarship Program helps students who are pursuing degrees in healthcare. Winners will receive awards up to $10,000 to offset the cost of tuition. Visit the website for more information.

UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship

The UNCF/Merck Science Research Initiative awards scholarships up to $30,000 to students to participate in a 10-12 week summer research internship with a Merck scientist. Students must be an African American U.S. Citizen or permanent resident to apply. Visit the website for more information.

Washington Center Internships

The Washington Center offers a wide range of internships for students in Washington, D.C. and abroad. Internships are for academic credit and do not include a stipend. Visit the website for deadlines and more information.

Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship

The Fellowship seeks to attract individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields to teach in high-need Indiana secondary schools. Benefits include a $30,000 stipend and admission to a master's degree program at a participating Indiana university. Students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident in order to apply. Visit the website for deadlines and more information.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Summer Student Fellowship

Fellows work on a research project under the supervision of a mentor in the ocean sciences or marine policy. Fellows receive housing and a stipend. Visit the website for more information.