Winthrop University: Award Listings: Arts, Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences
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Award Listings: Arts, Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences

Undergraduate Study and Internships

    Broadcast Music, Inc. offers several scholarship opportunities to college students involved in and interested in music.

      Description: The BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship is awarded annually to a rising jazz star pursuing an advanced academic degree in Jazz Performance, Jazz Studies, or related majors. The award was established in 2015 in honor of the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship, a lifetime achievement recognition program of the National Endowment for the Arts. The $5,000 scholarship has been presented in recent years at the annual BMI/NEA celebration of Jazz Master honorees. Prior program judges include NEA Jazz Masters Ahmad Jamal, Jack DeJohnette, Jimmy Heath, and Ron Carter.

      Eligibility: Applicants must be a current full- or part-time student; between 17 and 24 years of age; not a previous winner of the Award.

      Information: BMI Foundation

      Deadline: January 1

      Description: The Nashville Songwriting Scholarship is an annual competition established in 2015 to encourage and support aspiring country music songwriters nationwide. The award commemorates Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)’s 75th Anniversary year and pays homage to musical epicenter and “Songwriting Capital of the World,” Nashville, Tennessee. A $5,000 scholarship is awarded for the best original song entry in any of the following genres: Americana, blues, bluegrass, contemporary Christian, country, folk, and roots. GRAMMY-winning recording artist and BMI songwriter Kacey Musgraves serves as honorary spokesperson for the competition.

      Eligibility: Applicants must be a current full- or part-time student; between 17 and 24 years of age; not a previous winner of the Award.

      Information: BMI Foundation

      Deadline: January 1

      Description: The peermusic Latin Scholarship was established in 2003 by Ralph Peer II and generously funded by peermusic for the purpose of encouraging the next generation of Latin composers. The annual competition awards a $5,000 scholarship to a student composer for the best original song or instrumental work in any Latin genre. For over a decade, the program has nurtured promising musicians who have gone on to distinguish themselves in the fields of television, film, recorded music, and concert performance.

      Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled at a college or university in the US or Puerto Rico; between 17 and 24 years of age; not a previous winner of the Award; not have any musical work commercially recorded or distributed.

      Information: BMI Foundation

      Deadline: January 1

      Description: The BMI Student Composer Awards is an annual competition open to young composers engaged in the study of classical music. Our oldest awards program in any genre, the competition has a prestigious history of discovering and encouraging many of today’s most prominent and talented young composers.

      Eligibility: Applicants must be currently studying music (in an educational institution or privately); 27 years of age or younger; not a previous winner of the Award more than two times.

      Information: BMI Foundation

      Deadline: January 1

    Description: Most college students receiving financial aid can't afford to take a summer off paid work to intern in Congress for free. And few have the political connections to secure themselves a spot even if they decide to take the opportunity. College to Congress wants to help you land your dream internship in Congress and give you the means to make it happen. Congressional interns develop their leadership skills, obtain policy knowledge and get to work on America's toughest challenges. The internship program is nine weeks long and takes place during the summer months before Congress heads into recess.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 20 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, junior or senior class standing, and eligible for a FAFSA Federal Pell Grant. 

    Information: College to Congress

    Deadline: December 15

    Description: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is proud to serve as the largest provider of dietetic scholarships to deserving students at all levels of study. The Foundation supports and encourages individual and industry contributions to our Scholarship, Award, Research and Public Education Programs. Our goal is to assist students in their academic endeavors, and recognize outstanding members for their contributions, fund member conducted research and provide resources through public education efforts.

    Eligibility: By completing our scholarship application, the Foundation will automatically consider you for every scholarship we are offering that you meet the eligibility for. Please note, Academy membership is not required to apply for Foundation scholarships but is strongly encouraged, given all but two Foundation scholarships require Academy membership to be awarded.

    Information: Eat Right Foundation

    Deadline: April 1

    Description: Elie Wiesel and his wife, Marion, established The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity soon after he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace. The Foundation's mission, rooted in the memory of the Holocaust, is to combat indifference, intolerance and injustice through international dialogue and youth-focused programs that promote acceptance, understanding and equality. The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest was established in 1989 as an annual competition designed to challenge college students to analyze the 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. Winners receive cash prizes.

    Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate juniors and seniors at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the US.

    Information: Elie Wiesel Foundation  

    Deadline: December 15

    Description: The Hope for Healing Scholarship is an evergreen offering that awards two recipients annually. The purpose of the scholarship, awarded to one undergraduate and one graduate student each year, is to encourage more of America’s best and brightest to pursue a vocation in the field of addiction and mental health.

    Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a degree program in mental/behavioral health, nursing, or addiction medicine. Veterans, minorities, and people with disabilities currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program in mental/behavioral, nursing, or addiction medicine

    Information: FHE Website

    Deadline: Rolling

    Description: From fellowships for prospective and current seminary students to recruitment initiatives for congregations, this program includes financial support for undergraduate students who intend to continue on to a ministry and support in the first and/or second year of seminary. 

      Description: FTE recognizes that young adults need space to explore their purpose and call, and to ask deep questions about their faith journey. To assist in this process, we host gatherings of diverse Christian young adults pursuing or exploring ministry as a vocation.

      Leadership and Discernment events are a context through which young people can come together to explore, engage and build a community of friendships, peer mentoring and learning. FTE provides stipends and scholarships for those interested in attending these events.

      Information: FTE Website

      Description: Young people who are exploring their call are strengthened by opportunities to learn how church leaders and faith communities participate in God’s work in the world. FTE provides support to young leaders interested in exploring ministry as a vocation, connecting them with congregations within communities they want to serve. These projects support the development of a mentoring relationship with an innovative church leader. Young adults are given the chance to expand their view of what they might do through the church, learn more about innovative ecclesial models of ministry, and create a meaningful mentoring relationship.

      Information: FTE Website

    Description: The Herbert Lehman Scholarship is a national, highly competitive scholarship that makes annual awards to qualified, outstanding undergraduate students. The scholarship, established in 1964, is named after the former Governor and United States Senator from New York in recognition of his integrity, courage, and persistence on behalf of numerous civil rights causes. Herbert Lehman Scholarships were initially awarded to help African-American students attend formerly segregated four-year colleges and universities in the South and to increase the number of African Americans in the legal profession. Today, the mission of the Herbert Lehman Education Program is to help transform the promise of racial equality into a social, economic, and political reality by supporting talented undergraduate students with financial need to stay in school and successfully complete their bachelor’s degree

    Eligibility: Must be a US citizen; high school senior or first-year student in an accredited four year college, or a student transferring into an accredited four-year college; have demonstrated financial need (annual family income <$65,000); record of academic achievement; and demonstrated commitment to public service

    Information: NAACP Website

    Deadline: March 1

    Description: The Humanity in Action Fellowship explores issues of democracy, pluralism, human rights, and social justice. Each program is tailored to its location. Fellows are challenged to understand their host city’s unique history of injustice, its present struggles to encompass groups with minoritized cultures and identities, and the future of its democratic values

    Eligibility: Varies according to specific opportunity.

    Information: Humanity in Action

    Deadline: Varies; please view specific opportunity on the website

    Description: The John Lennon Scholarships are an annual competition open to student songwriters and composers of contemporary musical genres including alternative, pop, rock, indie, electronica, R&B, and experimental.

    Eligibility: Current student or alum at a US college or university; between ages 17 and 24; work must not be assigned to a major music publisher or record label; not a prior BMI Foundation John Lennon Scholarship winner

    Information: BMI Website

    Deadline: January 1

    Description: The purpose of this scholarship is to highlight a talented individual who is pursuing an education in music and is in need of financial assistance.

    Eligibility: Must be enrolled in school full-time; studying aspects of music, music business, performance, or production; studying at a US institution; be 18 or older; be able to provide any requested documents

    Information: Lessons in Your Home Website

    Deadline: February 15

    Description: The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in art museums. Based upon their academic training and interests, as well as the availability of projects, interns work in one of the Metropolitan's departments: curatorial, education, conservation, administration, or library.

    Eligibility: Requirements vary depending on the specific internship. In general, a strong knowledge of art history is required. Internships are open to both U.S. citizens and non-citizens. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

    InformationMetropolitan Museum

    Deadline: Varies; please review specific opportunity for deadline.

    Description: Music Forward and Live Nation partner to award $10,000 scholarships to outstanding college students pursuing careers in the music industry. Established in 2016, this is one of the few scholarship programs specifically designed to support students interested in the core aspects of the concert business, including: concert promotion, venue operation, ticketing, sponsorship, e-commerce and artist management. With the added support of the Living Legacy Foundation, Music Forward is able to provide an additional $10,000 scholarship to support a student who has experienced homelessness and/or been part of the foster care system and is interested in pursuing a career in live entertainment. For the first time in 2020, the scholarships include a dedicated award from Minnesota-based, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, which is designated for two Minnesota college students pursuing a career related to hospitality and music industries. All five scholarships are designed to support the next generation of music industry leaders and innovators.

    Eligibility: Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student who has earned a minimum of 60 credits, enrolled at an accredited college or university; be pursuing a career in live entertainment; have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

    Information: Music Forward Foundation

    Deadline: Varies; please view specific opportunity on the website

    Description: Fueled by a common belief that in order to change the world you need to experience it, EF College Study and The Forum on Education Abroad have created the Nobel Dialogue Scholarship: a high-impact student program in Stockholm, Sweden. This interdisciplinary program is dedicated to including students from diverse backgrounds, and future leaders from all over the world are invited to apply.

    Eligibility: To be considered for selection, students must submit an application along with a letter of nomination from a faculty member or administrator familiar with the student’s academic work. Applicants must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at an institution of higher education, be fluent in written and spoken English, and have access to reliable internet service. Selected applicants must be available to travel to Stockholm, Sweden, from December 5-11, 2021. Students from HBCUs, Hispanic-serving institutions, first-generation families, community or technical colleges, and higher education institutions around the world are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Information: Noble Dialogue Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1

    Description: The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) is a national program that prepares young adults for an advanced degree and ultimately for careers and influential roles serving the public good. The PPIA Fellowship Program is designed to prepare college juniors or rising seniors from diverse backgrounds for graduate studies in public and/or international affairs and groom them for professional roles in public service. Full tuition to attend PPIA Junior Summer Institute, plus a stipend, financial contribution toward graduate school tuition, and eligibility for paid internships and other professional development opportunities.

    Eligibility: U.S. citizens who have completed junior year with at least one semester of undergraduate study remaining. Must be committed to completing a graduate degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools. Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public service such as government, nonprofits, humanitarian and international organizations, and other related programs. Must contribute to the diversity of perspectives. Economic need is given consideration.

    Information: PPIA

    Deadline: October 15

    Description: SeniorCare.com is dedicated to helping seniors and their families in their quest for a better life. Aging impacts everyone and as the aging population explodes over the next 30 years, SeniorCare.com wants to bring more awareness to the key issues we face. We will be awarding an annual college scholarship to an individual that best demonstrates to us why "Aging Matters" to them.

    We are excited to announce the SeniorCare.com Aging Matters Scholarship. A $1500 scholarship will be given annually to a selected college student that currently cares for an aging loved one, works within the senior community, or intends to pursue a career that will have an impact on the elder population. Any existing student (or incoming freshman), in good academic standing, at a 2 or 4 year accredited college can apply for this scholarship. And the recipient will demonstrate a unique and admirable understanding and desire to show us that "Aging Matters" to them

    Eligibility: Must be an existing college student or incoming freshman in good academic standing; attend a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university full-time

    Information: SeniorCare Website

    Deadline: April 15

    Description: Sigma Tau Delta offers a variety of scholarships valued at up to $5,000 each to its members. Applications are judged based on academics and service, as well as on the quality of writing in essays or statements that are required for the scholarships.

    Eligibility: Membership in Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society

    Information: Sigma Tau Delta

    Deadline: Varies; please review specific opportunity for deadline.

    Description: Smithsonian Institution offers a wide range of support for internships, research and study at a variety of levels in fields actively pursued by its museums, research institutes, and research offices, including Latino and Native American Community Fellowships.

    Eligibility: Open to all

    Information: Smithsonian

    Deadlines: Varies for internships. December 15 for fellowships.

    Description: Program designed to encourage research, intervention projects, nonpartisan lobbying for legislation, and writing and implementing public policy. This organization page lists numerous, major fellowships and funding opportunities that may be of benefit to SPSSI student members. A brief description, summary of eligibility criteria, and contact information are provided for each fellowship. Deadline dates are noted in caps next to the name of the Fellowship. Dates with asterisks (*) indicate the expected deadline listed is based on last year's competition. Recipient awards cover research costs, community, organizing, summer stipends, and other related expenses. Proposals are invited for applying social science principles to social issues.

    Eligibility: Applicants may be from fields of psychology, applied social science, and related disciplines. College seniors and graduate students who are SPSSI student members may apply.

    Information: SPSSI

    Deadlines: Varies; please view specific opportunity on website.

    Description: South Carolina Humanities seeks to encourage students to explore humanities fields as they pursue their academic careers.  The humanities invite us to enrich our minds.  They foster the development of cultural understanding, diverse perspectives, and appreciation for our shared past.  The humanities lift our spirits and foster engagement in our communities and the world.

    Eligibility: For undergraduates with a declared major in the humanities and are in their sophomore year, rising juniors, or juniors at the time of application. Must have at least one year of undergraduate work to complete before graduation.

    Information: SC Humanities Website

    Deadline: December 15

    Description: The Top of the Rock Peggy Gram Scholarship Fund (PGSF) provides scholarships specifically to women involved in Music Education or Vocal Performance Education at the secondary level to assist in the furtherance of their music education.

    Eligibility: The TOTR PGSF Committee determines the number and amount of awards to be given each year based on results of annual fundraising efforts. Women who have completed at least one semester at the university level are eligible to apply for the scholarship, awarded annually in the spring for the subsequent academic year. A scholarship applies to one academic year.

    Information: Top of the Rock

    Deadline: October 15

    Description: The Truman Scholarship assists future leaders in public service and government with funding for the senior year of undergraduate study and two or three years of graduate study.

    Eligibility: Applicants should be U.S. citizens who have junior class standing with a B average and a major or career interest in public service.

    Information: Truman

    Deadline: January 1

    Description: Each year outstanding young musicians from around the world receive the VSA International Young Soloists Award, $2,000, and the opportunity to participate in professional development and performance opportunities provided by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

    Eligibility: Open to both US applicants and international applicants; entries should be either a soloist or an ensemble of 2-5 members; must be a musician with a disability (if in an ensemble, at least one member must have a disability); must be between the ages of 14 and 25; must not be a previous winner; must be able to be present for all workshops, rehearsals, and performances.

    Information: Kennedy Center Website

    Deadline: February 15

    Description: The YYPA program recognizes outstanding young musicians from the worlds of classical, jazz and contemporary music. Winners of this competition will be invited to attend an all-expense paid weekend at the Music for All™ Summer Symposium, receive a once in a lifetime performance opportunity in front of thousands, national press coverage, receive a recording and photos of the live performance, and participate in workshops designed to launch a professional music career. Winners also will enjoy many of the privileges of a Yamaha Artist, including services and communication with Yamaha's Artist Relations department.

    Eligibility: Must be a US citizen between the ages of 18 and 23; full time student; must be nominated by a teacher, conductor, professional performer, or community musical leader who is not a relative

    Information: Yamaha Website

    Deadline: January 1

 

Graduate Study and Research

    Broadcast Music, Inc. offers several scholarship opportunities to college students involved in and interested in music.

      Description: The BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship is awarded annually to a rising jazz star pursuing an advanced academic degree in Jazz Performance, Jazz Studies, or related majors. The award was established in 2015 in honor of the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship, a lifetime achievement recognition program of the National Endowment for the Arts. The $5,000 scholarship has been presented in recent years at the annual BMI/NEA celebration of Jazz Master honorees. Prior program judges include NEA Jazz Masters Ahmad Jamal, Jack DeJohnette, Jimmy Heath, and Ron Carter.

      Eligibility: Applicants must be a current full- or part-time student; between 17 and 24 years of age; not a previous winner of the Award.

      Information: BMI Foundation

      Deadline: January 1

      Description: The Nashville Songwriting Scholarship is an annual competition established in 2015 to encourage and support aspiring country music songwriters nationwide. The award commemorates Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)’s 75th Anniversary year and pays homage to musical epicenter and “Songwriting Capital of the World,” Nashville, Tennessee. A $5,000 scholarship is awarded for the best original song entry in any of the following genres: Americana, blues, bluegrass, contemporary Christian, country, folk, and roots. GRAMMY-winning recording artist and BMI songwriter Kacey Musgraves serves as honorary spokesperson for the competition.

      Eligibility: Applicants must be a current full- or part-time student; between 17 and 24 years of age; not a previous winner of the Award.

      Information: BMI Foundation

      Deadline: January 1

      Description: The peermusic Latin Scholarship was established in 2003 by Ralph Peer II and generously funded by peermusic for the purpose of encouraging the next generation of Latin composers. The annual competition awards a $5,000 scholarship to a student composer for the best original song or instrumental work in any Latin genre. For over a decade, the program has nurtured promising musicians who have gone on to distinguish themselves in the fields of television, film, recorded music, and concert performance.

      Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled at a college or university in the US or Puerto Rico; between 17 and 24 years of age; not a previous winner of the Award; not have any musical work commercially recorded or distributed.

      Information: BMI Foundation

      Deadline: January 1

      Description: The BMI Student Composer Awards is an annual competition open to young composers engaged in the study of classical music. Our oldest awards program in any genre, the competition has a prestigious history of discovering and encouraging many of today’s most prominent and talented young composers.

      Eligibility: Applicants must be currently studying music (in an educational institution or privately); 27 years of age or younger; not a previous winner of the Award more than two times.

      Information: BMI Foundation

      Deadline: January 1

    Description: The Carnegie Endowment offers up to ten one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates, especially in political science, international studies, the climate, etc. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year. A full benefits package is also provided.

    Eligibility: Graduating seniors - must not have yet started graduate study.

    Information: Carnegie Endowment's (application available only through ONCA director)

    Deadline: December 15

    Description: In 2021 the Rangel Program plans to award 45 fellowships of up to $42,000 annually for a two year period for tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees. This includes up to $24,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees and an academic year stipend of $18,000. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to have obtained a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service at a graduate school approved by the Rangel Program. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 throughout their period of study.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the upcoming fall term for program relating to Foreign Service, must be college senior or recent graduate, GPA of 3.2 or higher, and U.S. citizen.

    Information: Rangel Program

    Deadline: September 1

    Description: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is proud to serve as the largest provider of dietetic scholarships to deserving students at all levels of study. The Foundation supports and encourages individual and industry contributions to our Scholarship, Award, Research and Public Education Programs. Our goal is to assist students in their academic endeavors, and recognize outstanding members for their contributions, fund member conducted research and provide resources through public education efforts.

    Eligibility: By completing our scholarship application, the Foundation will automatically consider you for every scholarship we are offering that you meet the eligibility for. Please note, Academy membership is not required to apply for Foundation scholarships but is strongly encouraged, given all but two Foundation scholarships require Academy membership to be awarded.

    Information: Eat Right Foundation

    Deadline: April 1

    Description: The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is a social justice program that trains, inspires, and sustains leaders. Fellows gain field experience fighting hunger and poverty through placements in community based organizations across the country, and policy experience through placements in Washington, D.C. The program bridges community-based efforts and national public policy, and fellows develop as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty.

    Eligibility: Recent college graduates are encouraged to apply.  Fellows typically bring a variety of academic backgrounds and life experiences to the program, but all have leadership experience and a firm commitment to social justice.  Most Fellows have been involved in service or advocacy work, but there is no specific anti-hunger service criteria required for selection.

    Information: Hunger Center

    Deadline: December 15

    Description: The Hope for Healing Scholarship is an evergreen offering that awards two recipients annually. The purpose of the scholarship, awarded to one undergraduate and one graduate student each year, is to encourage more of America’s best and brightest to pursue a vocation in the field of addiction and mental health.

    Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a degree program in mental/behavioral health, nursing, or addiction medicine. Veterans, minorities, and people with disabilities currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program in mental/behavioral, nursing, or addiction medicine

    Information: FHE Website

    Deadline: Rolling

    Description: Grants available for international graduate study/research, English teaching, storytelling, critical language learning and public health fellowships.

    Eligibility: U.S. citizens who are graduating seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students who will earn or have earned a bachelor's degree or the equivalent before the grant starts. 

    InformationFulbright U.S. Student Program

    Deadline: September 15

    Description: The Humanity in Action Fellowship explores issues of democracy, pluralism, human rights, and social justice. Each program is tailored to its location. Fellows are challenged to understand their host city’s unique history of injustice, its present struggles to encompass groups with minoritized cultures and identities, and the future of its democratic values

    Eligibility: Varies according to specific opportunity.

    Information: Humanity in Action

    Deadline: Varies; please view specific opportunity on the website

    Description: The Madison Fellowship provides stipends for one or two years of graduate study leading to either a Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, or Master of Education with an emphasis on American history, government, political science, or other relevant concentration.

    Eligibility: U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals who are seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students. Applicants must be  teachers (Senior Fellowships), or plan to become teachers (Junior Fellowships), of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level. After earning the master's degree, a James Madison Fellow is required to teach one of the above classes in grades 7-12 for one year per each full academic year of study under the fellowship. 

    Information: James Madison 

    Deadline: February 1

    Description:  Fellowships available for advanced study in the U.S. or abroad in any field of music, architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, landscape architecture, or urban and regional planning. 

    Eligibility: Must have earned a bachelor's degree in an arts discipline.

    Information: Kate Nealy

    Deadline: November 15

    Description: The purpose of this scholarship is to highlight a talented individual who is pursuing an education in music and is in need of financial assistance.

    Eligibility: Must be enrolled in school full-time; studying aspects of music, music business, performance, or production; studying at a US institution; be 18 or older; be able to provide any requested documents

    Information: Lessons in Your Home Website

    Deadline: February 15

    Description: NSF fellowships support outstanding graduate students in the relevant STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the sciences, mathematics, physics, biology, social sciences, engineering, and the history and philosophy of science.

    Eligibility: Must be US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents; college seniors, first-year graduate students. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply.

    Information: NSF 

    Deadline: September 1

    Description: Awards two fellowships each year to minority students who have majored in subjects other than journalism as undergraduates and want to pursue journalism careers. Students commit to 18 months of graduate study followed by 12 months of professional reporting as apprentices with The Syracuse Post-Standard or another Newhouse newspaper. The fellowship includes tuition, a monthly stipend, and relocation expenses.

    Eligibility: MA program applicants to Syracuse University's Newhouse school of public communications.  Applicants must not have majored in journalism at the undergraduate level.

    Information: Newhouse

    Deadline: January 15

    Description: The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in art museums. Based upon their academic training and interests, as well as the availability of projects, interns work in one of the Metropolitan's departments: curatorial, education, conservation, administration, or library.

    Eligibility: Requirements vary depending on the specific internship. In general, a strong knowledge of art history is required. Internships are open to both U.S. citizens and non-citizens. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

    Information: Metropolitan Museum

    Deadline: Varies; please review specific opportunity for deadline.

    Description: Fueled by a common belief that in order to change the world you need to experience it, EF College Study and The Forum on Education Abroad have created the Nobel Dialogue Scholarship: a high-impact student program in Stockholm, Sweden. This interdisciplinary program is dedicated to including students from diverse backgrounds, and future leaders from all over the world are invited to apply.

    Eligibility: To be considered for selection, students must submit an application along with a letter of nomination from a faculty member or administrator familiar with the student’s academic work. Applicants must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at an institution of higher education, be fluent in written and spoken English, and have access to reliable internet service. Selected applicants must be available to travel to Stockholm, Sweden, from December 5-11, 2021. Students from HBCUs, Hispanic-serving institutions, first-generation families, community or technical colleges, and higher education institutions around the world are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Information: Noble Dialogue Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1

    Description: The Department of Human Development of the Organization of American States (OAS) administers one of the hemisphere's largest multinational fellowships and training programs. OAS offers fellowships for graduate study or research in the Americas in any field except medical and related fields and introductory language studies. Awards are tenable for at least 3 months and up to 2 years and provide travel expenses, tuition, special fees, study materials, and a subsistence allowance.

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a university degree, know the language of their host country, and secure acceptance at chosen university, study center, or research site.

    Information: OAS

    Deadline: Varies; please review specific opportunity for deadline.

    Description: The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $96,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, is a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be graduating seniors or recent graduates seeking admission into graduate school in upcoming fall term in the U.S., and have a GPA of 3.2 or higher.

    Information: Payne Fellowship

    Deadline: October 15

    Description: SeniorCare.com is dedicated to helping seniors and their families in their quest for a better life. Aging impacts everyone and as the aging population explodes over the next 30 years, SeniorCare.com wants to bring more awareness to the key issues we face. We will be awarding an annual college scholarship to an individual that best demonstrates to us why "Aging Matters" to them.

    We are excited to announce the SeniorCare.com Aging Matters Scholarship. A $1500 scholarship will be given annually to a selected college student that currently cares for an aging loved one, works within the senior community, or intends to pursue a career that will have an impact on the elder population. Any existing student (or incoming freshman), in good academic standing, at a 2 or 4 year accredited college can apply for this scholarship. And the recipient will demonstrate a unique and admirable understanding and desire to show us that "Aging Matters" to them

    Eligibility: Must be an existing college student or incoming freshman in good academic standing; attend a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university full-time

    Information: SeniorCare Website

    Deadline: April 15

    Description: Sigma Tau Delta offers a variety of scholarships valued at up to $5,000 each to its members. Applications are judged based on academics and service, as well as on the quality of writing in essays or statements that are required for the scholarships.

    Eligibility: Membership in Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society

    Information: Sigma Tau Delta

    Deadline: Varies; please review specific opportunity for deadline.

    Description: Smithsonian Institution offers a wide range of support for internships, research and study at a variety of levels in fields actively pursued by its museums, research institutes, and research offices, including Latino and Native American Community Fellowships.

    Eligibility: Open to all

    Information: Smithsonian

    Deadlines: Varies (Range all year). Please note, meeting with ONCA should be at least one month before a deadline to ensure ample time for completion.

      Description: To encourage research that is conducted in cooperation with a community or government organization, public interest group or other not-for-profit entity that will benefit directly from the project.

      Eligibility: Undergraduate seniors (rising seniors included), graduate students, and first-year post doctorates in psychology, applied social science, and related disciplines are eligible to apply. Applicant must be a SPSSI member. Awards range from $300 to $2,500 to cover research costs, community organizing and, in unusual cases, a stipend for the intern. Cost sharing by sponsoring department or organization is desirable.

      Information: Applied Social Issues Internship

      Deadline: April 1

      Description: In Support of Masters’ Theses and Pre-Dissertation Research on Sexism, Racism, or Prejudice. The Clara Mayo Grant program was set up to support masters’ theses or pre-dissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice, with preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master’s program. Studies of the application of theory or the design of interventions or treatments to address these problems are welcome.

      Eligibility: Individuals who are SPSSI members and who have matriculated in graduate programs in psychology, applied social science, and related disciplines. A student who is applying for a Grants-In-Aids may not apply for the Clara Mayo award in the same award year. Applicants may submit only one Clara Mayo grant application per calendar year. Up to six grants will be awarded each cycle. The maximum amount of any grant is $1,000. Proposals that include a college or university agreement to match the amount requested will be favored, but proposals without matching funds will also be considered.

      Information: Clara Mayo Grants

      Deadline: April 15 (Spring) September 15 (Fall)

      Description: The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues is proud to announce the Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award honoring Dr. Otto Klineberg (1899-1992), an early president of SPSSI and distinguished figure in these fields.

      Eligibility: Entries can be unpublished manuscripts, in press papers, book chapters, or journal articles published no more than 18 months prior to the submission deadline. Entries cannot be returned. The competition is open to non-members, as well as members of SPSSI, and graduate students are especially urged to submit papers. Submissions from across the social sciences are encouraged, however the paper must clearly demonstrate its relevance for psychological theory and research in the domain of intercultural and international relations. An award of $1000 is given to "the best paper or article of the year on intercultural or international relations"—a field about which Professor Klineberg cared deeply from his social psychological commitment.

      Information: Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award

      Deadline: February 1

     

    Description: South Carolina Humanities seeks to encourage students to explore humanities fields as they pursue their academic careers.  The humanities invite us to enrich our minds.  They foster the development of cultural understanding, diverse perspectives, and appreciation for our shared past.  The humanities lift our spirits and foster engagement in our communities and the world.

    Eligibility: Candidates must be enrolled in a Master’s degree program in a humanities discipline.

    Information: SC Humanities Website

    Deadline: February 15

    Description: The Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The goal of the fellowship program is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages, who represent all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.

    Eligibility: Only individuals who are United States citizens at the time of application will be considered. Must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher. At the time of application, candidates must be seeking admission to graduate school for the following academic year. Winners are expected to enroll in a two-year, full-time master's degree program in either public policy, international affairs, or public administration, or in an academic field such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages (U.S. graduate institutions only). 

    Information: Pickering Fellowship 

    Deadline: September 1

 

Last Updated: 9/27/22