International Study or Research Grants and English Teaching Assistantships
For more than 65 years, the federal government-sponsored Fulbright U.S. Student Program has provided future American leaders with an unparalleled opportunity to study, conduct research and teach in other countries. Fulbright grants aim to increase mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange while serving as a catalyst for long-term leadership development.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards over 1,700 grants annually and currently operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships are now available to over 60 countries. Fulbright grants provide funding for round-trip travel, maintenance for one academic year, health and accident coverage and may also provide full or partial tuition.
For more information, interested individuals should visit the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website at www.us.fulbrightonline.org. Students currently enrolled at Middlebury should contact their campus Fulbright Program Adviser Amy McGlashan for more information.
Applications must be submitted electronically to Middlebury by the campus closing date of 12:00 Noon, Friday, September 27. For the national deadline, applications must be submitted electronically by October 15, 2013.
The James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund still has over $10,000 in cash awards available to college students. All that is required is that students submit an essay and are enrolled in a US-based college or university.
For more information visit: http://www.cancermonthly.com/scholarship.asp or email email@example.com.
Are you a high achieving, ambitious student leader interested in pursuing graduate study in the United Kingdom? Seeking a prestigious scholarship to advance your academic and civic leadership potential? Considering the Rhodes, Marshall, or other UK Scholarship?
These scholarships require nomination by Middlebury College. In order to allow adequate time to prepare a competitive application to pursue these highly selective scholarships for the Fall, 2013 application cycle, the deadline to apply internally for nomination is April 22, 2013.
Two information sessions are being offered to review these and other UK scholarships: Thursday, March 14 at 4;30 in Hillcrest 103, and Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 PM in Warner 202. The session will review the opportunities available, and go over the selection criteria, timeline, and application processes for the Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes and Gates-Cambridge and St. Andrew’s Scholarships. Students interested in applying this spring are STRONGLY encouraged to attend one of these sessions and be in touch with me before the April 22 deadline. Sophomores who are interested but plan to be away next spring should also attend. These scholarships are available to alumni; thus, any interested senior should also attend.
Go to the Fellowships website to download application forms for the respective scholarship: go/fellowship. For more information, contact Amy McGlashan at x5103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission would like to remind you that the deadline for the 2013 UK Summer Institutes is Friday 11 March 2013.
Fulbright UK Summer Institutes offer US undergraduates (aged 18+), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, three-, four-, five- or six-week fully-funded academic and cultural enrichment programmes in the United Kingdom. There are nine Summer Institutes being run in 2013:
-AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare’s Globe, London -Durham University Summer Institute -King’s College London Summer Institute -Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute -Queen’s University Belfast Summer Institute -Scotland Summer Institute (NEW!) -University of Bristol Summer Institute (NEW!) -University of Exeter Summer Institute (NEW!) -Wales Summer Institute
Full details, selection criteria and application forms are available online: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-uk/undergraduates
Application tips and FAQs:
-Application tips on Twitter (‘Twips’): @FulbrightAwards -Grey shaded boxes vs. text boxes on the application form: grey boxes on the application form are expandable and students should be able to fit a few phrases/sentences within those boxes to properly answer the questions; text boxes cannot expand and students’ answers should remain within the provided space -Previous travel outside the US: preference will be given to those who do not have extensive, recent experience in the UK; while experience in the UK won’t preclude selection, it is a disadvantage in this particular competition, however, a strong application wouldn’t prevent success — we encourage anyone eligible and interested to apply for these awards -Recommendation letters: students should be requesting that their recommendation letters be written on official letterhead of the school, business, or other organisation where possible.
For further information, please contact:
Ms. Valerie Schreiner
Programme Coordinator-Summer Institutes
US-UK Fulbright Commission
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
The applications for the 2013-2014 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.
Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.
Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.
National Application Deadlines
Boren Fellowship: January 31, 2013
Boren Scholarship: February 13, 2013*
*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Contact the Study Abroad office to find out about .
For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at email@example.com or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.
The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.
Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK.
The Chevening programme began in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Chevening Scholars come from over 116 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the Scholarships will support approximately 700 individuals. There are over 41,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.
The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any UK university.
US Citizens are not eligible for this Scholarship but international students may well be eligible. You would need to be able to return to your home country for interview and intend to return to your home country at the end of the Scholarship.
There are no age restrictions for Chevening Scholarships. To qualify for a Chevening Scholarship, you must:
For more information: http://www.chevening.org/apply/guidance
Because of the impact of Hurricane Sandy, the deadline to apply for the 2013 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program has been extended to 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, November 20. The application is available online at http://www.clscholarship.org.
CLS is a program of the U.S. Department of State and provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.
Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. The CLS Program aims to attract participants who reflect the full spectrum of U.S. university students – from diverse fields of study, cultural backgrounds, and institutions, as well as from all U.S. states and territories. At this time, CLS is interested in soliciting more applicants from your institution.
Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website: www.clscholarship.org/applicants. Please note that Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can also be found at this link.
For more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website: http://www.clscholarship.org.
The Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University is pleased to advise you of the launch of USAID’s Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship program, announced by USAID on March 2, 2012. This initiative is designed to promote excellence and diversity in the USAID Foreign Service.
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship seeks outstanding young people interested in careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers. The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years to fund a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities. Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master’s program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including international development, international relations, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program. At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the USAID Foreign Service. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply, have GPAs of at least 3.2 and be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials for the program are available at www.paynefellows.org. The application deadline is January 23, 2013. The Program is funded by USAID and managed by Howard University.
Truman Scholarship Program Open to Juniors Middlebury Deadline: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Truman Scholarship Program provides funding for graduate or professional study for students with interests in careers in public affairs and public service. The Truman Scholarship recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service. Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation-funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving Truman funds.
600-700 students apply each year for 60-65 scholarships that are awarded. Middlebury may nominate up to four candidates. The final deadline is February 5, 2013.
Eligibility: Students who are juniors at the time of application–February of each year–must be nominated by Middlebury College. Nominees must be United States citizens, and must intend to enroll in a graduate program leading to a career in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service. Students must be in the top quartile of their class, generally requiring a GPA of 3.7 or better.
More information on the Truman Scholarship can be found at: go/fellowships or http://www.middlebury.edu/studentlife/eia/fellowships/db/truman.
For advising and support regarding the preparation of your application, or for more information, contact Amy McGlashan at EIA.
Beinecke Scholarship Program Open to Juniors
Middlebury Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2013
The Beinecke Scholarship provides substantial scholarships for graduate study for students of exceptional promise. The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Approximately 100 highly selective colleges and universities are each invited to nominate one candidate. 20 Beinecke Scholarships will be granted in 2013. Middlebury is invited to nominate one junior for this award. The final deadline is February 22, 2013.
Eligibility: Juniors [expecting to receive the BA between December 2013 and August 2014] who represent “superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise during their undergraduate careers.” Must have documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during undergraduate years and be a U.S. citizen; must plan to enter a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences (excluding neuroscience). Level of need will be a consideration at both the nomination and final selection stages of the process.
More information on the Beinecke Scholarship can be found at: go/fellowships or http://www.middlebury.edu/studentlife/eia/fellowships/db/beinecke. For advising and support regarding the application process, contact Amy McGlashan in EIA.