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David L. Boren (National Security Education Program) Graduate International Fellowship
http://www.iie.org/programs/nsep/graduate/

Seniors seeking admission to a US graduate-degree program and current graduate students may apply to pursue specialization in area and language study. Provides $10K per term for up to two semesters in the US and/or outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand. Academic program must include formal study of a modern language other than English and study of an area and culture critical to US national security, to include topics in defense, intelligence, arms control, trade and economics, information technology, sustainable development, international affairs, public health, biomedical technology, population growth and migration. Recipients work in a federal agency or office with some relation to national security for no less than one year. Applicants must be US citizens. Deadline: late Jan.

 

*Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship Program
http://www.jackkentcookefoundation.org  

Seniors and recent graduates of any national origin with a minimum 3.5 GPA may apply to pursue any graduate or professional degree in the US or abroad. Provides $50K annually for up to six years. Selection based on academic achievement, critical-thinking ability, financial need, leadership and public service, potential contribution to field of study and/or society, appreciation for arts and humanities. Ca. 35 awards annually.  

 

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship for Minorities
http://www7.nationalacademies.org/FORDfellowships/fordpredoc.html

Seniors, recipients of bachelor's degrees, and individuals who have completed some graduate study may apply for this three-year pre-doctoral fellowship to pursue a PhD or ScD degree in an eligible field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural and applied sciences at any US university. Applicants must be US citizens or nationals by the application deadline. Selection based on academic achievement and scholarly promise, GREs, recs, suitability of the proposed plan of study. Provides an annual $17K stipend to the student, a $6K tuition and fees allowance to the graduate school. Deadline: mid-November. Ca. 60 awards each Apr.

 
Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship 
http://www.hertzfndn.org/    

Seniors and current graduate students pursuing a PhD in an applied physical science field at one of the tenable schools may apply for this $25K merit award, renewable up to five years.  The Foundation will also support the PhD portion of a joint MD/PhD program. US citizens and nationals are eligible. Selection criteria include minimum 3.75 GPA, creativity in technical endeavors, GREs, personal character. Deadline: late Oct. Ca. 25 awards each Apr.

 

Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship 
http://www.theihs.org/

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.

 

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship
http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsjavits/index.html

Seniors and first-year graduate students may apply to pursue graduate programs leading to a PhD or MFA in selected fields in humanities, arts, social sciences. Provides a tuition benefit and living stipend. US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents as well as citizens of the Freely Associated States may apply. Selection based on superior academic achievement, exceptional promise, financial need, GREs. Award renewable for three years. Over half of awards go to students with no graduate credits. Deadline: early Oct.

 

James Madison Memorial Fellowship 
http://www.jamesmadison.com/

Seniors, recent graduates, and teachers of US history, US government, and social studies (grades 7-12) may apply to pursue an MA that includes study of the US Constitution. Provides up to $24K for tuition, books, fees, room and board. Must be US citizen or national to apply. Recipients commit to teach courses relating to the Constitution in a secondary school (grades 7-12) for two years.  Selection based on academic achievement, civic mindedness and participation, 600-word essay, recs.

 

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies 
http://www.woodrow.org/mellon 

Seniors or recent recipients of bachelor's degrees committed to teaching and scholarship in the humanities may apply. One-year award provides full graduate tuition, required fees, and $17.5K stipend for the first year of PhD studies in the US or Canada. Selection based on high academic achievement, scholarly promise, academic honors and awards, GREs, essays, recs. US citizens and permanent residents are eligible. Application must be requested online by 12 Nov. GRE must be taken by 3 Nov. Deadline: 1 Dec. Ca. 85 awards each Apr. 

 

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) 
http://www.asee.org/ndseg

Seniors and first-year graduate students who are US citizens or nationals pursuing a PhD in mathematical, physical, biological, ocean, or engineering sciences may apply. Provides full tuition/fees, annual stipend of $28.5K, tenable at any accredited US university for three years. Selection based on academic achievement, aptitude for advanced study in science or engineering, GREs, recs. Deadline: early Jan. Ca. 170 awards each Apr.
 
National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowship in the Physical Sciences
http://www.npsc.org/

Seniors and early graduate students who are US citizens pursuing a PhD in an eligible physical science or related engineering field at a participating NPSC university may apply. Provides $16K stipend annually for up to six years. Applicant's graduate institution covers tuition and fees. Two paid summer research internships with leading national employers. Selection based on minimum 3.0 GPA, preparation for proposed graduate degree, research experience, rec, GREs. Deadline: 15 Nov. Ca. 15 awards each Mar.

 

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/research_edu_community.jsp

Seniors, recent graduates, and first- and second-year graduate students pursuing research-based MA/MS or PhD degrees in mathematics, physical and biological sciences, engineering, and certain behavioral and social sciences (including the history or philosophy of science) may apply. Applicants must be US citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens. Provides tuition, annual  stipend of $27.5K for up to three years. Selection based on intellectual merit, GREs, potential contribution. Deadline: 4-6 Nov, depending on proposed field of study. Ca. 900 awards each Mar.

 

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
http://www.woodrow.org/public-policy/graduate.php

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.

 

Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship
http://www.rotary.org/foundation/educational/amb_scho/index.html

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.  

 

*Daisy and Paul Soros Fellowship for New Americans  
http://www.pdsoros.org/   

Seniors, recipients of bachelor's degrees, and currently enrolled first-/second-year graduate students may apply for two year's support. Applicants cannot be more than 30 years old on 1 Nov in the year of application and must be a resident alien, naturalized citizen, or child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. Provides half tuition and $20K living expenses each year. Selection based on creativity, accomplishment, commitment to the principles of the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. Appropriate graduate aptitude tests (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT), recs. Deadline for complete revised draft application for the campus endorsement: mid Oct. 30 awards annually.

 

Harry S. Truman Scholarship
http://www.truman.gov

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.