Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants for Seniors

AAUW Selected Professions Fellowship

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident (women only)
  • Funding for full-time graduate work in the fields of architecture, computer science, engineering and mathematics
  • http://www.aauw.org

Activists for Social Development Fellowship

  • Seniors or recent college graduates
  • 10-week summer fellowship program which provides high-level training in development, fundraising, and youth organizing at a major national nonprofit organization
  • http://www.allstars.org/fellowship

 American-Scandinavian Foundation

American Prospect Writing Fellows Program

  • Paid fellowship working at the American Prospect magazine for one to two years
  • Prior journalism experience not required
  • Requires strong writing and analytical skills
  • http://prospect.org/job/writing-fellowship

Austrian Teaching Assistants (USTA)

Boren Fellowship

  • U.S. citizen
  • Enrolled in or applying for graduate program at a U.S.  university or college
  • Support for overseas or domestic study in fields critical to national security
  • http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship

Capital Fellows Program

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program

Chamberlain Fellowship in Public Policy

  • A bachelor or master's degree in a social science discipline, statistics, or women's studies
  • Work as a paid research assistant on issues related to women and public policy
  • http://www.iwpr.org/about/fellowships

City Hall Fellows

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Fellows work full-time as a special project assistant for a senior local government official in their home city
  • Excellent GPA is recommended but not required
  • http://www.cityhallfellows.org/about/

CHCI Public Policy Fellowships (Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute)

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Paid 9-month leadership program designed to strengthen professional skills  for Latinos in public policy areas
  • Fellows will work in Congressional offices or with  Congressional committees in Washington, D.C.
  • http://chci.org/programs/fellowships/

Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs

Critical Language Scholarship Program (U.S. Dept. of State)

DAAD Study Scholarship

Davis Projects for Peace

Davis Critical Languages Fellowship (Middlebury College)

Davis-Putter Scholarship

DeKarman Fellowship

  • International students eligible
  • Scholarships for high achieving seniors and graduate students who have a compelling record of research
  • Eight one-year scholarships of $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate seniors
  • http://chci.org/programs/fellowships/

Echoing Green Fellowship

  • Must be at least 18 years of age - international students eligible
  • Awards to "social entrepreneurs" to create organizations for social change
  • http://www.echoinggreen.org/about

El Pomar Fellowship

Emerson Hunger Fellowship

Environment America Fellows

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship

French Teaching Assistantship Program (TAPIF)

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

  • U.S. citizens
  • English teaching, research and travel grants in countries all over the world
  • Sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study
  • http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

Fulbright - National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

  • International students eligible
  • Support to pursue graduate degrees at Cambridge
  • Must be admitted to Cambridge independent of the scholarship application
  • http://www.gatescambridge.org/about/

Global Health Corps Fellowship

  • International students eligible
  • Fellows work with partner agencies around the world who are working to improve healthcare for the poor
  • One-year paid fellowship
  • http://ghcorps.org/fellows/program/

Green Corps

Greenlining Institute Fellowship

Humanity in Action Summer Fellowship Program (HiA)

Huntington Public Service Award

Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (Phillips Academy)

  • Support and counseling for African-American, Latino and Native American students who are committed to becoming teachers or counselors at colleges and universities.
  • https://irt.andover.edu/

John Lewis Fellowship Program

Korean Teaching Assistants (TaLK and EPIK)

Luce Scholars Program

Madison Graduate Fellowship

Marshall Scholarship

Media Institute for Social Change

MIRT (Multidisciplinary International Research Training) Program

Mississippi Teacher Corps

  • Two-year teacher training program in high-poverty Mississippi schools
  • Receipt of a M.A. in education when program is finished
  • Full benefits and salary provided while in the program
  • http://mtc.olemiss.edu/

Mitchell Scholarship

National Geographic Young Explorers Grant


  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Recent graduates not more than two years out of college and planning to apply for graduate school
  • Opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH in the medical/dental or pharmacological fields
  • https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta

NIH-Oxford-Cambridge Biomedical Scholars Program

National Science Foundation

New York Teaching Fellows

New York City Urban Fellows

NPR Kroc Fellowship

Payne International Development Fellowship

Pickering Graduate Fellowship

PPIA (Public Policy and International Affairs Program)

Princess Grace Award Program

Princeton in Africa

Princeton in Asia

Princeton in Latin America

Rangel Graduate Fellowship

Rhodes Scholarship

Rotary Global Grant Scholarship

  • International students eligible
  • Support for graduate studies in six specific areas of education, health and conflict resolution
  • Application must be done through a local Rotary Club
  • https://www.rotary.org/en/global-grants

Schwarzman Scholars

  • International students eligible
  • Seniors and alumni less than 29 years of age
  • One-year master's degree in Beijing, China, in the fields of public policy or economics and business or international studies
  • http://schwarzmanscholars.org/

Science, Mathematics and Research Transformation (SMART)

  • U.S. citizen - 18 years or older as of August 2014
  • Full scholarship for degree in accepted scientific disciplines
  • http://smart.asee.org/about

Scoville Peace Fellowship

  • International students eligible
  • Program to gain Washington, D.C. perspective on peace and security issues
  • 6-9 months as a full-time, paid assistant at a participating organization
  • http://scoville.org/about/mission/

Sierra Club Apprenticeship Program

Sitka Fellows

  • Free seven-week summer residency fellowship to pursue intellectual, artistic or entrepreneurial passions located in Sitka, Alaska
  • Must be under 30 years of age
  • http://sitkafellows.org/sitka-fellows-program

Soros Fellowships for New Americans

  • Resident alien, Green Card holder, naturalized citizen or child of two parents who are naturalized citizens are eligible
  • Stipend and support for two years of graduate study
  • http://www.pdsoros.org/overview/

Spanish Teaching Assistants (NALCA)

Swanson Fellowship Fund

Teach for China

  • U.S. and Chinese citizens
  • Two-year paid teaching assignments at under-resourced schools in rural China
  • http://www.tfchina.org/

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship

Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice

von Humboldt Fellowship

Washington Bus Fellows

Watson Fellowship

Wellstone Fellowship for Justice

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • One-year paid fellowship designed to increase the number of minorities who are leaders in the areas of social justice and health policy issues
  • http://familiesusa.org/about/careers

Wiesel Prize in Ethics

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships