Alaska Fellows Program

Anchorage Urban Fellows is a nine-month program that places dynamic college graduates in some of Anchorage's most significant civic institutions. Fellows are supported by a team of well-connected members of the Anchorage community who help fellows integrate into the Anchorage community. Fellows are housed in the South Addition district of Anchorage adjoining downtown and the city's outdoor and cultural hubs.

Deadline: TBA - January 2019 (3 p.m. PST)

All Stars Project - Fulani Fellowship

The Fulani Fellowship is a paid program for recent college graduates to participate in community organizing, fundraising and youth development. The All Stars Project hires, on average, 10 recent college graduates for a 10-week summer fellowship program designed to provide high-level training in development, fundraising and youth-organizing at a major national nonprofit organization. Fellowships are available in Bridgeport, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Newark and San Francisco.

For more information and application requirements go to the website listed above.

Application deadline: After filling out a preliminary information form for the city of choice applicants will be contacted for further details. Deadlines vary per city. 

The American Prospect Writing Fellows Program

The American Prospect Writing Fellows program offers emerging journalists the opportunity to spend two years at American Prospect magazine in Washington, D.C. to develop their journalistic skills. A passion for politics, policy and digital journalism is a prerequisite. Fellows must make a one-year commitment to the program. Program fellows and permanent staff at the magazine then determine whether to continue participation for a second year.

Deadline: No fellowship for 2018 (Fall fellowship)

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) Congressional Fellowship

APAICS provides exceptional graduates and young professionals with opportunities to work on policy issues as full-time staff members of a U.S. congressional office, federal agency or nonprofit community organization in Washington, D.C. Placements are in these three areas.

See website for requirements for applicants. 

Application deadline: TBA - February 2019

Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP)

APLP seeks outstanding individuals from all areas of practice and interest (government, business, NGOs, health sciences, media, monastic orders, education) to participate in an innovative leadership development program at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawai'i. The 35-40 participants selected each year have strong leadership experience or potential. All participants must have at least a bachelor's degree; most have a master's degree and at least five years of professional experience.

Priority deadline for applications: December 16, 2018

Applications received after December 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis until March 1, 2019

Capital Fellows Program (California State Government)

Capital fellows engage in public service and prepare for future careers while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California. Fellows in each program work as full-time members for 10 or 11 months, are employees of Sacramento State University and are typically given assignments with a significant responsibility and challenge. Fellows also enroll as graduate students at Sacramento State University and receive graduate units from the university's Government Department or Public Policy and Administration Program.

Please see the website for a description of each program and application materials.

Priority Deadline: March 1, 2019

Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy

Chamberlain fellows work in Washington, D.C. as general research assistants on a variety of projects and reports. Research tasks include reviewing literature; collecting, checking and analyzing data; and preparing reports and report graphics. Attendance at relevant U.S. congressional briefings, policy seminars and meetings is also an integral part of the program. Research areas include the quality of women's jobs, increasing access to higher education and non-traditional jobs for low-income women, strategies for improving child care access, affordability and quality. Placements are full-time and generally span the academic year.

Application deadline: TBA - February 2019 

City Hall Fellows

City Hall Fellows offers a systemic solution to the leadership crisis threatening American cities. The program provides recent college graduates with firsthand experience in local government as an apprenticeship in leadership for social change. Fellows participate in a structured, year-long, quasi-academic exploration of a particular city and how it operates, including intensive pro bono consulting projects by which fellows practice policy evaluation and policy-making. Fellows work on high-need government-run initiatives in cities where they have personal ties as full-time special project assistants for a senior local government administrator or official. Participating cities include Baton Rouge, Houston and San Francisco.

For more details on the program and the application process go to:

Application deadline: October 19, 2018

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellowship

CHCIPPF is a nine-month paid program in Washington, D.C., that offers talented Latinos who have received a bachelor's degree within two years of the program start date the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice. Fellows work in congressional offices and federal agencies in their area of interest. Past focus areas include international affairs, economic development, health and education policy, housing and local government.

Graduate & Public Policy Fellowship Application deadline: January 15, 2019 (8:59 p.m. PST)

Council of American Ambassadors International Affairs Fellowship

CAA enables six undergraduate students per year to participate in a summer program in Washington, D.C. that combines mentoring by former U.S. ambassadors, practical training through internships at the U.S. Department of State and academic studies in international affairs. CAA fellows receive valuable advice and guidance from former U.S ambassadors and serve as mentors to discuss international affairs issues and careers. Students first must be selected for a D.C.-based summer internship at the U.S. Department of State.

For application, eligibility and guidelines, go to:

Application deadline: TBA - February 2019

Cultural Vistas Fellowship

Cultural Vistas provides opportunities for underrepresented U.S. university students to advance their career goals, develop global competencies and experience life in another culture. The program includes an eight-week summer internship in Argentina, Germany or India. Academic or practical experience in sustainability, environmental awareness, engineering and related sciences, as well as prior knowledge of the language of the host country, are important eligibility components. Fellows enrich their academic learning through professional internships and immersion experiences focused on environmental sustainability.

Application deadline: November 15, 2018, 8:59 p.m. PST

De Karman Fellowship

The Josephine de Karman Fellowship is open to U.S. and international students currently enrolled in a university or college in the United States. Only candidates for a Ph.D. who will defend their dissertation by June 2020 and undergraduates entering their senior year are eligible for consideration. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the humanities. Study must be carried out in the United States, and all funds must be expended in the country. For examples of recipients' topics of study go to: 

For the fellowship application and guidelines, go to:

Application deadline: January 31, 2019.  Application is mailed as a hard copy and must be postmarked no later than midnight.

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

DDCSP is a multi-summer, experiential learning program for undergraduates that explores conservation in the areas of climate, water, food and ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. DDCSP helps emerging conservation leaders to develop unique perspectives and skills by connecting them to conservation, biodiversity, environmental justice and community programs and initiatives. Duke scholars are engaged with conservation practice across a range of ecological and cultural landscapes. Academic study in the natural sciences is not a requirement for application.

Application deadline: TBA - February 2019

Emory University Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

The Pre-Doctoral Fellowships are paid, two-year research awards in three scientific subspecialties for college graduates who will dedicate two years to research in autism prior to entering graduate studies. Students will participate in and guide innovative research as well as work with children and families affected by autism. Fellows will receive mentorship from program directors and Marcus Autism Center faculty members. A summer training seminar will cover clinical research in ASD, ASD grand rounds meetings, social neuroscience lab meetings, training tutorials in relevant statistical software and ongoing practica. The three subspecialties are:

  • Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience. Involves cutting-edge social neuroscience research in infants, toddlers and adolescents. Fellows will work to further the understanding of autism through eye-tracking research and project guidance from the point of data collection to publication of results.
  • Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience. Involves integrating computational strategies with clinical research goals. Fellows develop methods for analysis of visual scanning and eye-tracking data, computational models of visual salience, and data visualization techniques, all with the aim of advancing the understanding of autism and efforts at early diagnosis.
  • Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering. Involves research in early vocal development, including speech production and speech perception, as part of a program to map out typical and atypical development of spoken communication in early childhood.

Application deadline: January 4, 2019
Invitation for an interview: late January to early February
Interview: mid to late February
Fellowship start date: July 2, 2019

Environment America Fellows

Environment America hires college graduates to combat polluters, organize public support and fight for environmental values. Fellows receive a course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and institution-building. Fellows plan and direct grassroots campaigns, organize town hall meetings, organize and speak at news conferences and direct citizen outreach campaigns. Locations include Washington, D.C., Boston, Denver, Austin, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Portland, Chicago, Atlanta, Baltimore, Seattle, St. Petersburg, Madison, Oakland and Trenton.

Application deadline: Applications are open and are being taken on a rolling basis. 

Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship

The Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship provides opportunities for students pursuing an IT-related degree to apply technology solutions to the arena of diplomacy. Fellows receive tuition assistance, mentorship and professional development to launch their careers in the U.S. Department of State's foreign service arm. Fellows are required to complete their junior and senior years of an undergraduate degree or a two-year master's degree in an IT field; maintain a GPA of 3.2; and become a U.S. Department of State Foreign Service IMS representing their country and its interests abroad and at home. Fellows must fulfill and maintain strict Foreign Service entry requirements. There is a minimum five-year service commitment in the Department of State's Foreign Service Officer Program. Fellows complete two internships with the State Department: one in the U.S. and one overseas.

Application deadline: February 15, 2019

Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems Fellowship

The Fraunhofer Center provides recipients with project experience in PV technologies, building energy technologies, distributed electrical energy systems and/or technology commercialization. Fellowship positions range from research on cutting-edge clean technology solutions to work with a behavioral scientist on issues related to energy-saving technology. Placements are in Boston for three months to one year. A minimum commitment of six months and a 40-hour work week is required of all fellows.

Application deadlines: vary from November to July each year depending on the program.

Global Health Corps

Global Health Corps offers a one-year paid fellowship in which fellows make a significant, measurable contribution to a partner organization and its target population. GHC recruits partner organizations involved in healthcare access and positive health outcomes for the poor. Fellowship placements are domestic and international. Candidates apply for specific positions with one of Global Health's partner organizations for which they have relevant skills and experience. Fellows are selected jointly by GHC and the partner organization.

For specific information on the positions available within the host partner organizations and the skills required go to:

Application deadline: January 16, 2019
(application opens December 5, 2018)

Huntington Public Service Award

The Huntington Award provides $15,000 for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in meaningful public service before proceeding to graduate school or a career.

For more information and application process go to the website above.

Application deadline: January 18, 2019 (postmarked).

Institute for Recruitment of Teachers

IRT addresses lack of diversity in the nation's teaching faculties by recruiting outstanding students of color and other scholars committed to diversity. IRT sponsors a summer workshop for 25-30 students who apply to the program during their junior or senior year of college. Participants engage in a graduate-level curriculum of critical, cultural and educational theory during an intense four-week program in July at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass.   For additional information, go to:

Application deadline: February 1, 2019

Karel Fellowship in Public Interest Communications

The Karel Fellowship is a nine-week paid summer program that places high-potential undergraduate students in leading nonprofit organizations that vigorously promote the public interest. Fellows gain field experience through placements in leading nonprofits. A majority of fellows are placed in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Remaining fellows are placed in diverse metropolitan areas. Applicants must be nominated by a faculty sponsor, be first-generation and/or minority students who are juniors or seniors with a demonstrated commitment to social justice.

Application deadline: TBA - February 2019

Media Institute for Social Change

MISC is a seven-week program: part summer camp and part production house. The city (Portland) serves as a hands-on laboratory as students make video documentaries about local solutions to global issues. The majority of the program takes place in Portland; the first week is spent at a summer camp in Zig Zag, Oregon. Once accepted, a student may apply for a scholarship, which is awarded as a tuition offset. In the past, students have been able to arrange academic credit through Portland State University, or through an independent study program at their home university.

Application deadline: TBA - April 2019

Meridian Institute Ruckelshaus Fellowship Program

The Meridian Institute provides the next generation of public policy leaders with skills to promote collaboration on complex, often controversial problems. Fellows work in several focus areas: environment and natural resources; agriculture and food security; climate change and energy; resilience and sustainability; global stability and security; health; and science and technology. The fellowship is a two-year, full-time position beginning in the summer. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have full professional proficiency in English and have earned a bachelor's degree before start of program.

Application deadline: TBA - February 2019 (7 p.m. PST)

MEXT Scholarships (Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)

The aim of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) of Japan is to foster educational ambassadors who will become bridges of friendship between the scholarship recipient's country and Japan through study in Japan. These ambassadors will contribute to the development of both countries and the world in general.

There are six types of Japanese government-sponsored scholarships available under the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship program: scholarships for research students, teacher training students, undergraduate university students, Japanese studies students, college of technology students, special training students.

Of the six programs, MEXT offers scholarships to international teachers who wish to conduct research on school education at designated Japanese universities as Teacher Training Students.

Applicants must be graduates of universities or teacher training schools and have worked as teachers at primary/secondary educational institutions or teacher training schools (excluding universities) in their home countries for five years in total as of April 1, 2018.

Also established under MEXT, the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) offers scholarship programs for international students. The purpose of these programs is to foster the development of creative individuals who, rich in humanism, will become the leaders of society in the next generation, at the same time it promotes international understanding and exchange. Most scholarships provided through JASSO are targeted for undergraduate and graduate students at universities.

For more information, visit:

Mississippi Teacher Corps 

MTC is a two-year program that trains non-education majors to teach in high-poverty public schools in Mississippi. Participants live and teach in rural and urban communities. While teaching, each participant earns a master's degree in education from the University of Mississippi and receives training and support from MTC. All candidates must have received or expect to receive a bachelor's degree by May 30 and have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the baccalaureate degree. No previous education coursework is required.

Early Admission Deadline: November 1, 2018

Application deadline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions cycle with a final deadline of April 1, 2019

Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP)

MURAP's objective is to facilitate the entrance of talented students from diverse backgrounds into graduate school leading to faculty positions within the humanities, social sciences and fine arts in U.S. colleges and universities. Each summer, students participate in an intensive 10-week research experience at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. The program includes a research project, weekly meetings with a faculty mentor, weekly seminars, and weekly courses in preparation for the Graduate Record Exam. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have completed at least four semesters of undergraduate study; they also must have at least one semester (at least 12 hours) of undergraduate work remaining when they enter MURAP.

Application deadline: TBA - February 2019 (application opens November 2018)

Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program

The Mount Vernon program is a highly selective, six-week summer institute for rising college juniors that offers unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of America's first president just outside our nation's capital. The program provides housing, transportation, meals and a $3,000 stipend. Fellows will develop valuable leadership skills, advance an actionable cause with a capstone project, build a professional network and connect with Washington D.C. leaders and decision-makers.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019

Multidisciplinary International Research Training Program (MIRT)

MIRT is a national program designed to encourage students to pursue careers in biomedical and behavioral science research. The program provides support for undergraduate and graduate students to conduct health-related population-based research and training in developing countries. The Harvard School of Public Health MIRT Program has established links and training sites with academic institutions throughout the developing world, including Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Thailand, Republic of Georgia, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile and Australia. Research opportunities are designed collaboratively with faculty to address pertinent health and health disparities.

Application access and information can be found on the website above.

Application deadline: TBA - January 2019

National Geographic Early Career Grant Program

National Geographic's YEG program is designed for individuals ages 18 and older to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic's existing grant programs. The program offers opportunities for fieldwork in Brunei, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mongolia, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and other countries. Applicants are not required to have advanced degrees. However, a record of prior experience in research, conservation or exploration should be submitted as it pertains to the proposed project. Foreign nationals are invited to apply. Researchers planning to work in countries abroad should make great effort to include at least one local collaborator as part of their team.

Application deadline: Once preliminary applications are accepted, full applications should be submitted at least four months in advance of anticipated project dates.

Newhouse Graduate Newspaper Fellowship for Minorities

The Newhouse Fellowship is one of several graduate-study awards offered by the acclaimed S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Two fellowships, each worth more than $65,000, are given annually to minority students accepted to the Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism master's program. The fellowship combines 18 months of graduate study with a professional internship. Students take courses that develop their abilities in newswriting, video and audio, photographs, social media and content management. Fellows must be U.S. citizens and members of an underrepresented minority group with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrated academic engagement. Applications, completed online, include a standard form, personal statement, resume, three letters of recommendation and transcripts.

Application deadline: January 15, 2019

New York City Teaching Fellows

The NYC Teaching Fellows program recruits and prepares high-quality, dedicated individuals to to teach in classrooms that need them most. Fellows engage in a six-week intensive pre-service training program in the summer prior to the school year. Fellows receive a stipend of $2,500 to help with living expenses during the training period. They then continue their education through a subsidized master's degree program while teaching at a New York City public school. 

To find out more about the training period go to

Priority Deadline: TBA - November 2018 (application opens November 1, 2018)

Final Deadline: TBA - January 2019

NPR Kroc Fellowship

The NPR Kroc Fellowship is designed to identify and train the next generation of public radio journalists. Three fellows are chosen each year to participate in an intensive program at NPR and member stations. Candidates must have just completed college or graduate school, or have earned a degree no more than one year prior to December 31. They do not need journalism or radio experience but must demonstrate exceptional potential and drive. Fellows receive hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism for both radio and the Web. Fellows work primarily at NPR headquarters in Washington D.C.

Application deadline: December 31, 2018

Oxfam CHANGE Initiative

The Oxfam CHANGE Initiative provides leadership and advocacy training to prepare college students to promote social change locally and globally. The year-long program begins with a week-long training unit for all accepted students, or CHANGE Leaders. These leaders commit to work with other students and campus contacts at their respective colleges to host three to four Oxfam engagements and to build a network of relationships on behalf of Oxfam. All CHANGE Leaders must commit to participate in the entire training. Oxfam covers the cost of travel to and from Boston as well as lodging and meals during the week of training in Boston.

Early decision Deadline: TBA - December 2018 (application opens October 2018)

Regular decision deadline: TBA - February 2019

Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program

The Pasteur Foundation provides undergraduates entering their senior year with an opportunity to work on supervised research projects at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. The foundation's goal is to encourage students in their pursuit of a scientific career and to expose them to an international laboratory experience. During their internships, students carry out research supervised by a lab mentor. Applicants should be eager to engage with a different culture and self-sufficient enough to arrange travel and secure housing in Paris.

Deadline: TBA - January 2019

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

The ongoing commitment to excellence of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is reflected in its grants and awards programs. The society awards 51 fellowships ($5,000 each) and six fellowships ($15,000 each) to members entering their first year of graduate or professional study. Applications are submitted to the local chapter officer for consideration by the society. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from its applicant pool to compete for society-wide awards. Selection is based on the applicant's preparation for and promise of success in graduate or professional study as well as acceptance at an approved graduate or professional program.

Deadline: December 15, 2018 9:59 p.m. PST

The Princess Grace Awards Program

The Princess Grace Awards recognize the talent of individual artists in theater, dance and film. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or have obtained permanent resident status. They must be nominated by a department chair/dean or company artistic director.

Application deadlines vary depending on the discipline: 
Playwriting: TBA - March 2019

Theater: TBA - March 2019                       

Dance Performance and Choreography: TBA - April 2019     
Film: TBA - June 2019              

San Francisco Fellows

The San Francisco Fellows program affords recipients the opportunity to learn about local government while working full time as a city employee. Fellows must have earned an undergraduate degree in the past five years. They participate in learning and development sessions designed to help develop essential workplace skills, enhance understanding of city processes and hone leadership ability. Fellows travel outside of San Francisco to increase their understanding of the larger context of their work. They work together on small group-consulting projects for various city departments.

Application deadline: TBA - January 2019

Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship Program

The SMART Scholarship for Service Program was established by the Department of Defense to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DOD laboratories. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Application deadline: December 1, 2018, 2 PM PST

Sitka Fellows

The Sitka Fellows program brings together young talent across all fields and disciplines to participate in an innovative, interdisciplinary residency program based in Sitka, Alaska. The program rewards visionaries of all stripes: frame-busting, independent thinkers who spend seven weeks with other smart, enthusiastic young people from radically different backgrounds. The primary award is a seven-week residency at the Sheldon Jackson Campus in Sitka, Alaska. Residents live on campus and are provided with studio and research space, meals and a communal environment.

Application deadline: TBA - March 2019

Society for Research in Child Development State Policy Fellowship

The SRCD offers pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships. The purpose of the program is two-fold: to provide fellows with firsthand, working experience in policy development, implementation and evaluation, and to give fellows insight into the ways research in child development can be used to inform public policy at the state level. Fellows are placed in state executive branch agency offices and work with a placement supervisor. They also receive support from an academic mentor. SRCD will award up to four part-time pre-doctoral state fellowships, and two full-time post-doctoral state fellowships. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and members of SRCD.* They should have a background in early learning and education. A stipend will be provided for each fellow.

*See website for membership form and options.

Deadline to submit letter of intent: December 21, 2018
Deadline for full application, if requested by SRCD: February 15, 2019

Swanson Fellowship

The Swanson Fellowship annually awards fellowships to SIT study-abroad program alumni who want to return to the country of their program to pursue further development projects that benefit human rights in that region.

For more information and application form go to the website above.

Application deadline: Applications are reviewed twice annually on March 1 and October 1 by 2:00 p.m. PST on these dates.

Switzer Fellowship Program

Switzer is a one-year fellowship given to highly talented graduate students enrolled at schools in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement, and who clearly demonstrate leadership in their field. Fellows come from diverse social, academic and economic backgrounds and are on the leading edge of environmental and social change through efforts in environmental policy, public health, journalism, business and other fields. Fellows are committed to interdisciplinary and cross-sector work, applied results, and collaborative leadership, and may apply from any field of study.

Application deadline: January 7, 2019 (9:00 p.m. PST)

Teach for China 

Teach for China (formerly China Education Initiative) was established in 2008 with the vision that one day, all Chinese children will have access to a quality education. In partnership with the global network Teach For All, Teach For China recruits, selects, trains, and supports outstanding U.S. and Chinese graduates to work side-by-side to deliver an excellent education in high poverty and rural Chinese communities.  Teach For China’s Fellows are placed in full-time, two-year teaching commitments at under-resourced schools.  All Fellows receive a full monthly salary, commensurate with local teachers’ salaries in the regions where they work. Fellows are provided housing and international health insurance free of charge.  Seniors and alumni are eligible.  See website for application details.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Pierce Scholarship

The Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Pierce scholarship is a $10,000 award to emerging science scholars. Graduate students or undergraduate students must be enrolled in an accredited college to qualify for this scholarship. Candidates must have a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry or a related life science field and have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Application deadline: TBA - May 2019 (application opens December 2018)

The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice

The Villers Fellow works as a full-time policy analyst in Families USA’s Health Policy Department. The Fellowship is based in the Families USA office in Washington, D.C. and is designed to provide the Fellow with a national perspective on health care justice work and the opportunity to learn about a range of health care justice issues. The Fellow’s principal responsibilities include conducting primary and secondary research on a range of health care issues and health reform topics—such as Medicaid, Medicare, the state Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the private insurance market—as well as writing and contributing to publications that are relevant to current health reform issues.

The goal of the Villers Fellowship Program is three-fold:

  • To develop a network of young leaders who share a passion for social and health care justice;
  • To inspire Villers Fellows to continue to work for health care justice throughout their lives; and
  • To help achieve Families USA’s goal of guaranteed, high-quality, affordable health care for all of us.

The fellowship will last one year, from August through July, and Fellows will receive a compensatory package that includes an annual salary of approximately $38,000 and excellent health care benefits. One Villers Fellow is selected each year. 

No Fellowships for 2018 

Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship

The Waldbaum Scholarship is intended to help students who are planning to participate in archaeological fieldwork for the first time. Students majoring in archaeology or related disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. The scholarship provides $1,000 to help pay expenses associated with participation in an archaeological fieldwork project (minimum stay of four weeks).

For more information and application (which will be available in December) go to:

Application deadline: March 1, 2019

Washington Bus Summer Fellows

Washington Bus is a 10-week political boot camp for young leaders. Fellows spend the summer in Seattle, managing campaigns, organizing grassroots initiatives, formulating public policy and developing leadership skills. The fellowship is an intensive, intentional, transformative experience for fellows who are ready for public service. Fellows take classes from regional authorities in their fields.

Application deadline: TBA - March and April 2019 (12 a.m. PST)

Wiesel Prize in Ethics

The Wiesel Prize is an annual essay competition designed to challenge junior and senior college students to analyze urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action. Students are required to have a faculty sponsor review their essay and sign the application entry form. Students studying abroad may have professors at their home or abroad institution serve as their faculty sponsor.

For this year's essay question and application process go to the website above.

Application deadline:  TBA - January 2020 (5:00 p.m. PT)

Wild Gift Fellowship Program 

Wild Gift leads emerging social entrepreneurs on a wilderness trip in Idaho and offers them start-up capital ($10,000) and expert mentorship. With wilderness experience as a springboard, the 12-month fellowship provides mentoring, seed funding and a collaborative network of support.

Application deadline: TBA - May 2019