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*Programs marked with an asterisk require institutional endorsement of candidates.


*Boren Scholarship


Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students 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 American, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Applicants must be US citizens. Deadline: 10 Feb.


Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a full-year work-study scholarship program with a strong focus on cultural exchange. CBYX annually provides 75 young Americans with an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany. The program begins in July and includes two months of intensive German language training in Germany (no prior German language knowledge required), four months of classroom instruction at a German university or college of applied sciences, and a five-month internship in a participant’s career field. Deadline: 1 Dec.


DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdient) Scholarship

DAAD Research in Science and Engineering Internships

Highly qualified graduating seniors or those who have received an undergraduate degree of all disciplines may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a year of independent study or a full Master's degree program at a German university. Suitable German proficiency required. Deadline: 15 Nov.


Undergraduate students from the US, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering may apply for a summer research internship in Germany. RISE summer placements take place with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany. The RISE interns are matched with a doctoral student whom they assist and who will also serve as their mentor. This program is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology as part of the European Recovery Program (ERP). Prior study of German desirable but not required. Deadline: 4 Feb.


*Fulbright US Student Program

Seniors, graduate students, and recent alumni seeking to spend a year abroad propose a course of study, independent research, or performing-arts projects for 9-12 months of advanced work in a cooperating country. English Teaching Assistantships are also available to select countries. US citizenship required. Provides tuition, round-trip international travel, living stipend. Institutional endorsement required for currently enrolled students. Selection based on academic achievement, strength of the project proposal in relation to the host country, personal statement, leadership and ambassadorial qualities, recs. Deadline for complete revised draft application for campus endorsement: 5 Oct.


Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are full-cost awards for graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. A small number are also available for study towards a second undergraduate degree. The scholarships are highly competitive and are awarded to citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the candidate’s academic excellence, a good fit between the Scholar and the University of Cambridge, evidence of leadership potential and a commitment to improving the lives of others. The Trust seeks to elect approximately 100 new Gates Scholars annually (although the exact number of awards may change from year to year). Approximately 40 of the 100 new scholarships each year will be awarded to US citizens. Deadline: 15 Oct.


Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship

Juniors, seniors, and graduate students with demonstrated interest in individual rights and market economies may apply for awards of up to $12K. Fellowships may be used at any degree-granting institution in the US or abroad. Selection based on academic performance, relevant admission test scores (GRE, LSAT, SAT, etc.), demonstrated interest in classical liberal ideas, potential contribution to free society. Deadline: 31 Dec. Ca. 100 awards annually.


*Marshall Scholarship

See also http://www.niss.ac.uk/ and http://www.studyintheuk.org/ for links to British university websites.

Seniors and recent graduates who are US citizens may apply to study for two years in a degree program at a university in the UK. Selection based on minimum 3.8 GPA, study proposal, personal statement, potential contribution to field or profession, leadership on and off campus, recs. Institutional endorsement required for currently enrolled students. Deadline for complete revised draft application for campus endorsement: late Sep. 44 awards each Nov.


*The George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Seniors and graduate students under 30 who are US citizens and interested in a year of graduate study in any field at any institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland are encouraged to apply. Provides tuition, travel, living expenses. Selection based on academic achievement, distinguished service and leadership, character, an essay, and six letters of recommendation. Deadline for complete revised draft application for the campus endorsement: late Sep. 12 awards each Nov.


Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

Seniors who are US citizens seeking admission to a two-year MA program in preparation for a Foreign Service career in the US Department of State may apply. Provides tuition, room, board, fees, reimbursement for books and one round-trip travel. Paid summer internships in the US and at an international site, mentoring from a Foreign Service officer. Selection based on minimum 3.2 GPA, GREs, leadership, financial need. Minimum three-year obligation as a Foreign Service officer. Deadline: late Feb.


*Rhodes Scholarship

Seniors (US citizens between 18 and 24) seeking two years of study in any field at University of Oxford may apply. Selection based on scholarly achievement, leadership and service, character, evidence of physical vitality, commitment to better humanity, 8 [!] recs. Deadline for complete revised draft application for the campus endorsement: late Sep. 32 awards each Dec.


Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship

Undergraduates and graduate students interested in studying abroad for an academic year, 3-6 months, or up to three years may apply. Candidates must possess some proficiency in the language of the country in which they wish to study. Applicants must be citizens of a country in which there is a Rotary Club, and must study in a country where Rotary exists. Provides tuition, books, travel, room, board. Students apply through a Rotary Club in the area of their permanent residence or in the area where they attend school. Deadlines: vary, as set by local districts.


Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Juniors may apply for this $26K merit-based federal grant for graduate study in the US or abroad in preparation for careers in public service. Selection based on public and community service, commitment to a career in public service, leadership potential, communication skills, recs. Deadline: Feb. Ca 75-80 awards annually.