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Fellowships

Have you been thinking about studying abroad? Learning a new language? Participating in a research project? Developing your professional skills outside of the classroom? If yes, then a fellowship might be for you! To find out more information about fellowships (for example, what IS a fellowship?) please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. 

Below are several competitive fellowships and scholarships that may be a good fit for you.  Some might involve developing your foreign language skills; there are opportunities to do this at area institutions, click here for more information.

If you would like to discuss applying for any of these opportunities with the Honors Program please contact Lindsey Sobolosky at sobolosky@rmu.edu.

Travel/Work Abroad Fellowships & Scholarships
Travel Abroad to Learn a Critical Language Scholarships
STEM Fellowships & Scholarships
Other

TRAVEL/WORK ABROAD FELLOWSHIPS & SCHOLARSHIPS

http://culturalvistas.org/

Targeted Group:

Americans with at least 5 years of professional experience in a given field. Persons with a graduate degree are preferred. The Bosch Fellowship is comprised of three main components: customized work placements, professional seminars, and German language training

 Eligibility:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Minimum five years of relevant, full-time work experience in target fellowship field (excluding internships)
  • Graduate degree preferred
  • Evidence of outstanding professional performance

Fields Supported:

Business administration, cultural management (ex. museum, theater, orchestra), journalism, law, non-profit, public policy, and urban planning.

 Level of Support

  • Up to five months of German language training
  • Monthly stipend of EUR 3.000 (tax-free in Germany) starting in September; monthly summer stipend of EUR 1.000 + free accommodations during July and August
  • Accommodation and travel (from U.S. points only) to Washington, D.C. orientation 
  • Flights to and from Germany

External Application Deadline:

 November 1

Internal Application Deadline:

 


http://culturalvistas.org/     

Targeted Group:

Undergraduate rising junior or senior wanting to take part in a multinational professional development program that includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany, and Singapore 

 Eligibility:

  • U.S. citizens enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university
  • Rising junior or senior status; minimum GPA of 3.0
  • No formal prior work or study abroad experiences
  • Prior knowledge of language of host country (applicable in Germany and Argentina only)

Fields Supported:

Academic or practical experience (volunteer or work) in sustainability, environmental awareness, engineering, and related sciences. 

 Level of Support

  • Program-related travel expenses, including round-trip airfare to and within internship country and accommodations, are covered
  • Fellows are expected to cover the costs of passports, food, and additional spending money while abroad. These costs are not expected to exceed $835 (excluding spending money).

External Application Deadline:

 Early February

Internal Application Deadline:

 


https://www.daad.org/

Targeted Group:

Graduating seniors continuing their education as a year of independent study or a full master's degree program at a German university


 Eligibility:

§  Graduating senior
§  Recent BA/BS or MA/MS graduates who completed their last degree no longer than 6 years ago by the application deadline date
§  Graduates students enrolled full-time at an accredited North American university

Fields Supported:

All fields

 Level of Support

Monthly stipends are approximately €750. DAAD will cover health insurance and provide a flat rate subsidy for travel costs (US East: €850 / West: €1,075; Canada East: €925 / West: €1,300). In addition, limited funds are available for a rent subsidy and family allowance.

External Application Deadline:

Early November

Internal Application Deadline:

 


http://us.fulbrightonline.org/#&panel1-4

                       Fulbright

Targeted Group:

Recent graduates:  Graduating seniors and recent bachelor’s-degree recipients. Should have some undergraduate preparation and/or direct work or internship experience related to the project.
Master's and doctoral candidates: Graduate-level candidates must demonstrate the capacity for independent study or research, together with a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying.

 Eligibility:

Must have a bachelors degree and sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country sufficient to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study/research. Please also check the country specific eligibility requirements.

Fields Supported:

All fields. Can participate in a Research Study or an English Teaching Assistant Program

 Level of Support

All Fulbright U.S. Student grants include round-trip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs, based on the cost of living in the host country, accident & sickness health benefits. Book and research allowances,full or partial tuition, language study programs, pre-departure and in-country orientations are available for some programs

External Application Deadline:

 Mid October

Internal Application Deadline:

 


http://www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program


Targeted Group:

Undergraduate students wanting to study abroad

 

Eligibility:

Must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant and been accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S. Minimum length to study abroad is 4 weeks in one country.

Fields Supported:

Students in all disciplines, including science and engineering, health and medicine, business, law, social sciences and the humanities, arts and culture are encouraged to apply.

 Level of Support

 $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000.

Students who apply for and receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad are then eligible to receive a Critical Need Language Award from the Gilman Scholarship Program of $8,000.

External Application Deadline:

 Early March for Summer/Fall study abroad trips, Early October for Spring

Internal Application Deadline:



SCHOLARSHIPS TO TRAVEL ABROAD TO LEARN A CRITICAL LANGUAGE

https://www.borenawards.org/                                 Boren Scholarship 

Targeted Group:

Undergraduate students that want to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East

 Eligibility:

U.S. Undergraduate students. Recipients of a Boren Scholarship accept a Service Requirement to work for the federal government in the national security arena. 

Fields Supported:

Various fields. Study of a critical langauge is preferred

 Level of Support

  •  $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum 
  • $10,000 for a semester 
  • $20,000 for a full academic year

External Application Deadline:

 Early February

Internal Application Deadline:

 


https://www.borenawards.org/                                    Boren Fellowship 

Targeted Group:

Graduate students that want to study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

 Eligibility:

U.S. Graduate students. Recipients of a Boren Fellowship accept a Service Requirement to work for the federal government in the national security arena. 

Fields Supported:

Various fields. Study of a critical langauge is preferred

 Level of Support

Up to $24,000 for overseas study. In addition, Boren Fellowships can provide limited funding for domestic language study that will supplement the overseas component. The maximum award for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000.

External Application Deadline:

Late January

Internal Application Deadline:

 


http://www.clscholarship.org/              
Critical Language Scholarship

Targeted Group:

Undergraduate or Graduate student wanting to study a critical foreign language. The CLS Program institutes cover approximately one academic year of university-level language coursework during a seven- to ten-week program.

 Eligibility:

Applicants must be enrolled at the undergraduate (associate’s, bachelor’s) or graduate (master’s, doctoral, or professional degree) level. Undergraduate students must have completed at least one academic year of study at the college level by the program start date (two semesters or three quarters).

Fields Supported:

Students in all disciplines, including science and engineering, health and medicine, business, law, social sciences and the humanities, arts and culture are encouraged to apply.

 Level of Support

Program costs – airfare, tuition, room and board, cultural program expenses, overseas health benefits, and applicable visa fees – are fully covered for all participants. Participants receive a small stipend to cover incidental expenses and meals not provided by the program.

External Application Deadline:

 

Internal Application Deadline:

 


STEM FELLOWSHIPS & SCHOLARSHIPS

ASCO Numatics Scholarship




Targeted Group:

Engineering students that demonstrate the potential to significantly contribute to the engineering, instrumentation, systems, and automation professions, particularly as they relate to the application of fluid control and fluid power technologies

 Eligibility:

         Applicants must have completed their sophomore year in a bachelor’s degree program or enrolled in a graduate program, at the time of application. For students enrolled in a 4+ year bachelor's program, those who have completed their sophomore/second year when applying for this scholarship will be considered.


Fields Supported:

Engineering majors

 Level of Support

$5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students who are pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines

External Application Deadline:

 

Internal Application Deadline:

 


                                                    

Targeted Group:

Undergraduate rising juniors and seniors (RISE) and Recent graduates, Master and PhD students (RISE Professionalwanting to intern as a research assistant in Germany

 Eligibility:

§  Full-time student in the field of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences or engineering (or a closely related field),

§  German language skills are not required for most positions but would be helpful to manage everyday life outside of the laboratory. The working language will generally be English.

Fields Supported:

Biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering

 Level of Support

Monthly scholarship of € 150 for undergraduates, € 250 for MA-students and graduates and € 500 for PhD students. The host companies will contribute an additional stipend of € 500 per month. Furthermore, each scholarship holder will receive a lump sum of € 800 for travel expenses and € 150 travel reimbursement for the trip to the scholarship meeting in Heidelberg or Dresden.

For those who plan to attend a language course in Germany, DAAD will cover 80 % of course-fees (max. € 500).

External Application Deadline:

 Late January

Internal Application Deadline:

 


Graduate, Research, Education, and Training (GREAT)- Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

 

Targeted Group:

Pre-med undergraduate students

 Eligibility:

Eligibility varies by research program. Most of the research projects require applicants to have completed two years of undergraduate work at the time of application. Please check each research opportunity for specific eligibility criteria.

Fields Supported:

Pre-Med majors

 Level of Support

The level of support varies by project. Most offer a stipend, free housing, and academic credit. For example, the University of Oklahoma Health Services Center offers free housing, transportation, a 3 credit academic course, and a $3,000 stipend.

External Application Deadline:

 Varies.

Internal Application Deadline:

 


http://www.nsf.gov/index.jsp





        
        NSF Research Experiences for                       Undergraduates (REU)

Targeted Group:

STEM major undergraduates looking to participate in a summer research program

 Eligibility:

Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors are eligible to apply. Graduating Seniors are ineligible. All applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Fields Supported:

Supports active research participation by undergraduate students in the STEM disciplines.

 Level of Support

 Approximately $4000 for 10-12 week program. Housing is provided for most REUs. Check with each REU opportunity for stipend and housing stipulations.

External Application Deadline:

 Late August

Internal Application Deadline:


The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship

 


Targeted Group:

Students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.

 Eligibility:

§  Able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories

§  Willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD

§  Student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and,

Fields Supported:

Click here to see approved undergraduate and graduate degrees

 Level of Support

  • Full tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
  • Stipend paid at a rate of $25,000 - $38,000 depending on degree pursuing (may be prorated depending on award length)
  • Paid summer internships
  • Health Insurance allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year
  • Book allowance of $1,000 per academic year
  • Mentoring
  • Employment placement after graduation

External Application Deadline:

 Mid December

Internal Application Deadline:

 

OTHER


 

http://www.udall.gov/ourprograms/mkuscholarship/mkuscholarship.aspx

            Udall Scholarship

Targeted Group:

Undergraduates who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to (1)the environment, (2) tribal public policy, or (3) Native health care 

 

Eligibility:

Tribal policy and Native American Health Care applicants must be Native American, Alaska Native, or  Canadian First Nations.

All awards are for undergraduate students at the sophomore or junior level.

Fields Supported:

Environmental fields including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields

 

Tribal public policy including fields related to tribal sovereignty, tribal governance, tribal law, Native American education, Native American justice, natural resource management, cultural preservation and revitalization, Native American economic development, and other areas affecting Native American communities

 

Native health care, including health care administration, social work, medicine, dentistry, counseling, and research into health conditions affecting Native American communities, and other related fields.

 

Level of Support

 Up to $5,000 for tuition, fees, books, and room and board. Must attend a 5-day Scholar Orientation in Tuscon. Travel and lodging will be covered by the Foundation.

External Application Deadline:

 Late February/Early March

Internal Application Deadline: