Fellowships, Scholarships, and Language/Study Abroad/Summer Programs

 

1.  American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) International Scholarship - the AIFS International Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to up to 40 students participating in an AIFS study abroad program.

2.  Arabic Language Institute (American University in Cairo, Egypt) - The American University in Cairo, Egypt offers elementary, intermediate, and advanced study of the Arabic language.  Program involves intensive study of the Arabic language in the classroom, as well as related travel and events.

3.  Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (Institute of International Education-IIE) - The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000.  This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant Funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this congressionally-funded program is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) through its Southern Regional Center in Houston, Texas.

4.  Blakemore Language Grants (The Blakemore Foundation) - Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one year of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia in approved language programs.  Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for study of the principal modern languages of East and Southeast Asia such as: Chinese, Japanese, Korea, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer, Malaysian, Tibetan, Thai, and Burmese.

5.  Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan (Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project) - The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.

6.  Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship (Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center, Howard University) - The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship is awarded to up to 20 undergraduate students (senior level) or recent graduates with an undergraduate degree for completion of a two-year master's degree in the field of international relations or another area of relevance to the work of the U.S. Foreign Service (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, and communications).  Rangel Fellows will participate in two summer internships.  The first, an internship working for a Member of Congress in Washington DC, will occur in the summer after being selected and before the first year of graduate study.  The second will be an overseas internship in a U.S. Embassy that takes place the following summer.  Fellows who successfully complete the Rangel Program and Foreign Service entrance requirements will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer.  Each fellowship is up to $32,000 per year.

7.  Charles B. International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program (Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center, Howard University) - The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week program at Howard University in Washington DC designed to provide students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, enhance their knowledge and skills to pursue international affairs careers, and expose them to career opportunities in the international arena.  The program is open to full-time undergraduate students who will complete their sophomore year in college before the program begins.  Participants are provided tuition, travel, living expenses, and a stipend for the program.

8.  Critical Language Scholarship Program (U.S. Department of State) - A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages. The selection process is administered by American Councils for International Education with awards approved by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The CLS Program is administered by American Councils and The Ohio State University/Ohio University.  The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

9.  David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships (National Security Education Program-NSEP) - The NSEP's David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). Study of the countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand is excluded.

10.  David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships (National Security Education Program-NSEP) - The NSEP's David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships offer a unique opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to study abroad.  NSEP awards scholarships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

11.  Fulbright U.S. Student Program (U.S. Department of State) - The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study abroad for one academic year. In academic year 2006-2007, more than 1,200 Americans are studying abroad in over 140 countries with either full or partial support from the Fulbright Program.

12.   George J. Mitchell Scholarship (U.S.-Ireland Alliance) - The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is awarded annually to up to 12 Americans aged 18 to 30 who attend graduate school in Ireland or Northern Ireland.  The scholarship provides tuition, travel, and living expenses for up to one year.

13.  Grant for Student Travel and Study Abroad (Global Studies Foundation) - The GSF Grant for Student Travel and Study Abroad is awarded to one or more undergraduate students in the U.S. who are participating in study abroad programs at accredited academic institutions.

14.  International Summer Program of the University of Vienna - this four-week program of the University of Vienna offers European Studies courses in the morning and German language courses in the afternoon.

15.  Marshall Scholarship (Marshall Commission, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK) - Marshall Scholarships are provided annually to up to 40 American students for up to two years of graduate education in the United Kingdom.  The scholarship covers tuition, travel, research, and living expenses.

16.  National Flagship Language Program (National Security Education Program-NSEP) - The NSEP's National Flagship Language Program (NLFP) was developed to address the urgent and growing need for Americans with professional levels of competency in languages critical to national security. NFLP offers advanced language training in Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, and Russian. NFLP is designed to train participants to reach professional working proficiency in a target language, as measured by the federal Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) level 3 and/or the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) superior level.

17.  Rhodes Scholarship (The Rhodes Trust, Oxford) - Rhodes Scholarships are awarded annually to 32 American students who pursue masters and doctoral degrees at the University of Oxford.  The scholarship covers tuition, fees, travel, and living expenses for up to three years.  Scholars are selected by regional selection committees throughout the U.S.

18.  Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship (The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation) - The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Department of State seeks a Foreign Service that reflects the diversity and excellence of our society. The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State.  The Pickering Fellowship has both an Undergraduate and Graduate Program. Pickering Undergraduate applicants must apply as rising seniors; Graduate applicants must be seeking admission to a two-year master’s degree program in the fall of 2014.