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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

 

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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. For more information click here

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.