Fellowships and Awards

Available Fellowships

Finding Fellowships and Scholarships

Finding competitive grants that match your interests and goals takes time. It's good to start early (up to a year or more in advance).

These resources can help you begin your search. Please also feel free to set up a meeting with The Office of Fellowships and Awards to ask questions and receive further advice. 

  • Fellowships that require Oberlin's endorsement entail additional steps, including internal applications and deadlines. Advanced lead time is essential, so reviewing these programs on Blackboard is a good place to start.
  •  A compiled list of scholarships and fellowships that might appeal to Oberlin College students and alumni is organized in the drop down menus below.  If you identify an opportunity that interests you, contact the fellowships office for more information.  We are happy to support your application.
  • There are many comprehensive databases available online listing hundreds of grants tied to particular disciplines, populations and types of opportunities:

Scholarships for Development is the best single source of information for international students interested in fellowships.

Arizona State University maintains a comprehensive database of fellowships, internships, and service programs.  Many Oberlin students have found it useful.

International Experiences 

Boren Scholarship
Provides $8,000-20,000 for undergraduates interested in studying abroad and learning an under-studied language that is deemed critical to our national security. Awards can be given for summer study (STEM fields only), semester study, and year-long study. Those given the award must agree to complete government service after graduation for a time period equal to the time of their award. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may apply. Applicants apply through Oberlin.

Critical Language Scholarship
Funds intensive summer institutes for U.S. college and university students to study a variety of "critical need" languages. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni enrolled in graduate programs may apply.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Program
Annually provides 75 American and 75 German Young Professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 18-24 and possess a high school diploma.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)
Provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Awards range from $3,000 per student for summer study and $5,000 per semester to a maximum of $7,000 for a full year abroad. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Fulbright Summer Institutes
Funds 3-6 weeks of academic and cultural study at a UK institute of higher learning. Participants study topics ranging from Shakespeare to archeology to the Atlantic slave trade. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen and sophomores only may apply.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Provides awards for students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may apply.

Oberlin Shansi In-Asia Grants
These grants of up to $1,500 offer students funding for a Winter Term or summer project with a focus on society and culture other than their own, and must take place in East Asia, Southeast Asia, or South Asia.  Projects can include but are not limited to, internships with non-governmental organizations and self-directed study.  International students are eligible, but they cannot plan a project in their home countries.

Taiwan-U.S. Alliance Ambassador Summer Scholarship Program
Funds a summer abroad in Taiwan studying Chinese language and culture. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants do not need to be proficient in Mandarin--in fact, the ideal candidate has not had an opportunity to study in China or learn Mandarin. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors may apply.

STEM Fields

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Programs
Designed for students with an interest in public health, CDC and its partner institutions offer a variety of internship programs for undergraduate students, each with distinct eligibility criteria.

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates
The REU Sites program funds groups of ten students working on research projects at a variety of host institutions. Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or its territories. Students apply directly to individual REU Sites, not to the NSF. Students receive stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Search for an REU Site here.

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships
Offers various scholarships for women in undergraduate and graduate programs focused on engineering or computer science. Applicants must be U.S. citizens in order to apply. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and graduating seniors with plans to attend graduate school may apply.

UCSD Medical Scientist Training Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
This program is designed for motivated undergraduate students from groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to be underrepresented in health sciences on a national basis and who are interested in seeking future training in a combined MD/Ph.D. program or an academically oriented career in medicine. Applicants must have successfully completed at least one undergraduate year at an accredited school or university. Students appointed to this program must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., in possession of a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551 or some other legal verification of such status). Non-citizen nationals are generally persons born in possession of the United States (i.e., American Samoa and Swains Island). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

U Mass Med School Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Funds a ten-week summer biomedical research program for students who are disabled or from populations underrepresented in the medical field. Open to citizens and permanent residents at least 18 years of age.

Public Service & Public Policy

Davis Projects for Peace Grants
Funds grassroots projects anywhere in the world that focus on "conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers which cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace." Applicants must apply through the Office of Fellowships and Awards at Oberlin. U.S. citizenship is not required. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors may apply--as groups or as individuals.

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars
This two-year undergraduate research program is designed for students with a passion for nature who are driven to increase the diversity of students and professionals in the conservation field. Open to undergraduate students with at least two more years of college left, who do not require a student visa to study in the United States. The first program summer involves participating in an immersive, field-based course focused on research, communication, and experiential leadership. The second program summer involves an eight-week internship with a conservation organization or government agency.

This program is administered by four different entities.  (While five appear on the website, the University of Michigan is no longer participating in the program.)  Oberlin students are eligible to apply to three of them:  UC-Santa Cruz, University of Washington, and Yale University School of the Environment.  Please note:  Yale's program has a different name (Yale Conservation Scholars - Early Leadership Initiative) and an earlier application deadline than the others.

First Generation Civil Rights Fellowship
The FirstGEN Fellowship provides a stipend for summer work at a non-profit or government office for first-generation undergraduate college students dedicated to pursuing careers in social justice. First-years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a track record of public service are eligible. There is no citizenship requirement, and candidates who are people of color, women, LGBTQ, or other minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship
Offers a stipend for work on HIV-related public policy in a Congressional office. Check with the organization about citizenship requirements. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni in graduate school may apply. They do not appear to restrict eligibility to U.S. citizens.

White House Internship (This program has been suspended due to the pandemic.)
NB: This is not technically a fellowship because it is unpaid. This internship provides the opportunity to work in the White House for a short-term period. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent alumni may apply.

Other Opportunities

Opportunities at American Institute for Economic Research (AIER)
AIER offers paid internships in scholarly research, nonprofit programming, event planning, marketing, graphic design, communications, editorial writing, and fundraising. An AIER Internship can be the start of an amazing career in academia, nonprofit work, or any number of fascinating fields.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship Program
Provides $5,000 scholarships to first-generation students who have financial needs.  Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage, current college students, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. U.S. citizenship is not required, and DACA students may apply. However, students on international student visas are not eligible.

Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship
Provides engagement with a curator/mentor during the academic school year. Yearly $10,000 stipend. Applicants must be currently enrolled and able to complete the two-year program before graduating. Students from underrepresented groups in the curatorial field are preferred. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

International Experiences

Boren Scholarship
Provides $8,000-20,000 for undergraduates interested in studying abroad and learning an under-studied language that is deemed critical to our national security. Awards can be given for summer study (STEM fields only), semester study, and year-long study. Those given the award must agree to complete government service after graduation for a time period equal to the time of their award. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may apply. Applicants apply through Oberlin.

Critical Language Scholarship
Funds intensive summer institutes for U.S. college and university students to study a variety of "critical need" languages. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni enrolled in graduate programs may apply.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Program
Annually provides 75 American and 75 German Young Professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 18-24 and possess a high school diploma.

DAAD University Summer Course Grant
Funds a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on German language and literary, cultural, political, and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Applicants must be citizens of Canada or the US. Foreign nationals may be eligible to apply if they have been full-time students at an American or Canadian university for at least one year at the time of application. Applicants must have completed a minimum of four semesters of college German or have obtained an equivalent level of language proficiency elsewhere. Sophomores and juniors may apply.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)
Provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Awards range from $3,000 per student for summer study and $5,000 per semester to a maximum of $7,000 for a full year abroad. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Fulbright Summer Institutes
Funds 3-6 weeks of academic and cultural study at a UK institute of higher learning. Participants study topics ranging from Shakespeare to archeology to the Atlantic slave trade. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen and sophomores only may apply.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Provides awards for students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may apply.

Humanity in Action Fellowship Programs
Funds a one-month summer program in Europe for students interested in histories of discrimination and resistance. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, or alumni who have graduated within the past year may apply. Non-citizens may apply.

Oberlin Shansi In-Asia Grants
These grants of up to $1,500 offer students funding for a Winter Term or summer project with a focus on society and culture other than their own, and must take place in East Asia, Southeast Asia, or South Asia.  Projects can include but are not limited to, internships with non-governmental organizations and self-directed study.  International students are eligible, but they cannot plan a project in their home countries.

Taiwan-U.S. Alliance Ambassador Summer Scholarship Program
Funds a summer abroad in Taiwan studying the Chinese language and culture. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants do not need to be proficient in Mandarin--in fact, the ideal candidate has not had an opportunity to study in China or learn Mandarin. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors may apply.

STEM Fields 

Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) Summer Fellowship
Each summer, the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) sponsors a 10-week program in which selected undergraduate students to conduct research investigating diverse aspects of nervous system function under the guidance of individual CNUP training faculty. Eligible students must fit the following criteria: 1. Completion of sophomore or junior year of undergraduate training. 2. GPA of 3.0 ("B") or higher, especially in science, math, and related coursework. 3. All applicants must be undergraduate students currently enrolled full-time at a U.S. college or university, or who are citizens of the U.S. or her protectorates, including residents of Puerto Rico. International applicants will be required to provide official authorization for Optional Practical Training (OPT) from their home institution, prior to their
arrival in Pittsburgh.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Programs
Designed for students with an interest in public health, CDC and its partner institutions offer a variety of internship programs for undergraduate students, each with distinct eligibility criteria.

DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)
These summer research internships in Germany in science and engineering fields are open to sophomores and juniors. There is no German language proficiency requirement.

Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship
Provides up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, and other educational expenses for either the junior and senior year of your undergraduate program or a two-year master’s degree in an IT-related field. Awardees must serve in the Foreign Service for 5 years after graduation. Applicants apply as sophomores or incoming graduate students and must be U.S. citizens. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial needs are especially encouraged to apply.

Future Public Health Leaders Program (University of Michigan School of Public Health) Funds a 10-week summer residential program to encourage students from underrepresented populations to consider careers in public health. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates (who have not been accepted into a graduate program) may apply.

Goldwater Scholarship
Offers $7,500 annually (for 1-2 years of support) toward undergraduate tuition and other expenses for students in math, science, or engineering fields. Sophomores and juniors may apply. Oberlin may nominate up to 4 students. Fellows must be lawful state residents of a U.S. state or territory.

Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship
The program provides awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at an NOAA facility during the summer.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, enrolled as a full-time 2nd-year student in a four-year undergraduate program (or a full-time 3 rd year student in a five-year undergraduate program), with a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for both the major field and overall. Applicants must have a declared major in a discipline including, but not limited to: oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, computer and information science, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that support NOAA’s programs and mission.

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU)    The REU Sites program funds groups of ten students working on research projects at a variety of host institutions. Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or its territories. Students apply directly to individual REU Sites, not to the NSF. Students receive stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Search for an REU Site here.

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships
Offers various scholarships for women in undergraduate and graduate programs focused on engineering or computer science. Applicants must be U.S. citizens in order to apply. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and graduating seniors with plans to attend graduate school may apply.

UCSD Medical Scientist Training Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
This program is designed for motivated undergraduate students from groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to be underrepresented in health sciences on a national basis and who are interested in seeking future training in a combined MD/Ph.D. program or an academically oriented career in medicine. Applicants must have successfully completed at least one undergraduate year at an accredited school or university. Students appointed to this program must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., in possession of a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551 or some other legal verification of such status). Non-citizen nationals are generally persons born in possession of the United States (i.e., American Samoa and Swains Island). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

U Mass Med School Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Funds a ten-week summer biomedical research program for students who are disabled or from populations underrepresented in the medical field. Open to citizens and permanent residents at least 18 years of age.

Public Service & Public Policy

American Bar Foundation Summer Research Diversity Fellowships
Funds an 8-week summer research assistantship at the American Bar Foundation's law offices in Chicago for students from underrepresented populations interested in pursuing careers in law or the social sciences. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Sophomores and juniors only may apply.

Davis Projects for Peace Grants
Funds grassroots projects anywhere in the world that focus on "conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers which cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace." Applicants must apply through the Office of Fellowships and Awards at Oberlin. U.S. citizenship is not required. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors may apply--as groups or as individuals.

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars
This two-year undergraduate research program is designed for students with a passion for nature who are driven to increase the diversity of students and professionals in the conservation field. Open to undergraduate students with at least two more years of college left, who do not require a student visa to study in the United States. The first program summer involves participating in an immersive, field-based course focused on research, communication, and experiential leadership. The second program summer involves an eight-week internship with a conservation organization
or government agency.
This program is administered by four different entities.  (While five appear on the website, the University of Michigan is no longer participating in the program.)  Oberlin students are eligible to apply to three of them:  UC-Santa Cruz, University of Washington, and Yale University School of the Environment.  Please note:  Yale's program has a different name (Yale Conservation Scholars - Early Leadership Initiative) and an earlier application deadline than the others.

First Generation Civil Rights Fellowship
The FirstGEN Fellowship provides a stipend for summer work at a non-profit or government office for first-generation undergraduate college students dedicated to pursuing careers in social justice. First-years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a track record of public service are eligible. There is no citizenship requirement, and candidates who are people of color, women, LGBTQ, or other minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program
Six-week summer institute for rising juniors focused on leadership, highlighting the leadership model of George Washington. Students meet with some of the nation’s top leaders, engage with other Fellows on leadership styles and skills, and collaborate with an assigned mentor on an individual capstone project.

Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship
Offers a stipend for work on HIV-related public policy in a Congressional office. Check with the organization about citizenship requirements. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni in graduate school may apply. They do not appear to restrict eligibility to U.S. citizens.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program
Applicants must be U.S. citizens with GPAs of 3.2 or above. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors may apply. Participants live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in programs with foreign affairs professionals in Washington, D.C. The program provides a $3,200 stipend and covers costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day.

Udall Scholarship
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship Foundation awards approximately 75 scholarships annually to students pursuing careers related to environmental public policy, or who are Native Americans or Alaska Natives pursuing careers related to health care or tribal public policy. The program honors Representative Udall's work to preserve the environment and public lands.  It is a highly respected program and a good "gateway" to other prestigious fellowships. Sophomores and juniors may apply. Oberlin may nominate up to 6 candidates.

White House Internship (This program has been suspended due to the pandemic.)
NB: This is not technically a fellowship because it is unpaid. This internship provides the opportunity to work in the White House for a short-term period. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent alumni may apply.

Other Opportunities

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship Program
Provides $5,000 scholarships to first-generation students who have financial needs.  Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage, current college students, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. U.S. citizenship is not required, and DACA students may apply. However, students on international student visas are not eligible.

Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP) Summer Fellowship
The INP Summer Fellowship program is an intensive program for current and recent undergraduate students, graduate students, and early career professionals (less than five years of work experience) who are committed to the social sector. Fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool and serve in a cohort of approximately 25 fellows with organizations in several cities. Fellows serve full-time to strengthen nonprofit and community organizations, while engaging in intensive professional development activities to strengthen their skills for immediate and future impact. Applicants must be legally allowed to work in the U.S. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni may apply.

Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship
Provides engagement with a curator/mentor during the academic school year. Yearly $10,000 stipend. Applicants must be currently enrolled and able to complete the two-year program before graduating. Students from underrepresented groups in the curatorial field are preferred. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. 

UCLA Law Fellows Program
Prepares participants to successfully enter and succeed in top law programs and legal careers by affording Fellows access to a variety of events, programs, and services. Selected Fellows attend a series of monthly Saturday Academies held at UCLA School of Law in the winter and spring, where they are provided with mentoring, academic enrichment, and career development activities designed to demystify law school and the legal profession and to present these objectives as viable options. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni with at least a 3.3 cumulative undergraduate GPA may apply. Applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens.

International Experiences

Boren Scholarship
Provides $8,000-20,000 for undergraduates interested in studying abroad and learning an under-studied language that is deemed critical to our national security. Awards can be given for summer study (STEM fields only), semester study, and year-long study. Those given the award must agree to complete government service after graduation for a time period equal to the time of their award. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may apply. Applicants apply through Oberlin.

Critical Language Scholarship
Funds intensive summer institutes for U.S. college and university students to study a variety of "critical need" languages. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni enrolled in graduate programs may apply.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Program
Annually provides 75 American and 75 German Young Professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 18-24 and possess a high school diploma.

DAAD University Summer Course Grant
Funds a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on German language and literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Applicants must be citizens of Canada or the US. Foreign nationals may be eligible to apply if they have been full-time students at an American or Canadian university for at least one year at the time of application. Applicants must have completed a minimum of four semesters of college German or have obtained an equivalent level of language proficiency elsewhere. Sophomores and juniors may apply.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)
Provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Awards range from $3,000 per student for summer study and $5,000 per semester, to a maximum of $7,000 for a full year abroad. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Provides awards for students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may apply.

Humanity in Action Fellowship Programs
Funds a one-month summer program in Europe for students interested in histories of discrimination and resistance. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, or alumni who have graduated within the past year may apply. Non-citizens may apply.

Oberlin Shansi In-Asia Grants
These grants of up to $1,500 offer students funding for a Winter Term or summer project with a focus on a society and culture other than their own, and must take place in East Asia, Southeast Asia, or South Asia.  Projects can include, but are not limited to, internships with non-governmental organizations and self-directed study.  International students are eligible, but they cannot plan a project in their home countries.

Taiwan-U.S. Alliance Ambassador Summer Scholarship Program
Funds a summer abroad in Taiwan studying Chinese language and culture. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants do not need to be proficient in Mandarin--in fact, the ideal candidate has not had an opportunity to study in China or learn Mandarin. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors may apply.

STEM Fields

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Programs
Designed for students with an interest in public health, CDC and its partner institutions offer a variety of internship programs for undergraduate students, each with distinct eligibility criteria.

Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) Summer Fellowship
Each summer, the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) sponsors a 10-week program in which selected undergraduate students conduct research investigating diverse aspects of nervous system function under the guidance of individual CNUP training faculty. Eligible student must fit the following criteria: 1. Completion of sophomore or junior year of undergraduate training. 2. GPA of 3.0 ("B") or higher, especially in science, math, and related coursework. 3. All applicants must be undergraduate students currently enrolled full-time at a U.S. college or university, or who are citizens of the U.S. or her protectorates, including residents of Puerto Rico. International applicants will be required to provide official authorization for Optional Practical Training (OPT) from their home institution, prior to their arrival in Pittsburgh.

DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)
These summer research internships in Germany in science and engineering fields are open to sophomores and juniors.  Knowledge of Germany is helpful but not required.  There is no German language proficiency requirement.

Future Public Health Leaders Program
Funds a 10-week summer residential program to encourage students from underrepresented populations to consider careers in public health. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Juniors, seniors, and recent graduates may apply.

Goldwater Scholarship
Offers $7,500 annually (for 1-2 years of support) toward undergraduate tuition and other expenses for students in math, science, or engineering fields. Sophomores and juniors may apply. Oberlin may nominate up to 4 students. Fellows must be a lawful state resident of a U.S. state or territory.

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU)
The REU Sites program funds groups of ten students working on research projects at a variety of host institutions.  Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or its territories.  Students apply directly to individual REU Sites, not to the NSF.  Students receive stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.  Search for an REU Site here.

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships
Offers various scholarships for women in undergraduate and graduate programs focused on engineering or computer science. Applicants must be U.S. citizens in order to apply. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and graduating seniors with plans to attend graduate school may apply.

UCSD Medical Scientist Training Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
This program is designed for motivated undergraduate students from groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to be underrepresented in health sciences on a national basis and who are interested in seeking future training in a combined MD/PhD program or an academically oriented career in medicine. Applicants must have successfully completed at least one undergraduate year at an accredited school or university. Students appointed to this program must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., in possession of a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551 or some other legal verification of such status). Non-citizen nationals are generally persons born in possession of the United States (i.e., American Samoa and Swains Island). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

U Mass Med School Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Funds a ten-week summer biomedical research program for students who are disabled or from populations underrepresented in the medical field. Open to citizens and permanent residents at least 18 years of age.

Public Service & Public Policy

American Bar Foundation Summer Research Diversity Fellowships
Funds an 8-week summer research assistantship at the American Bar Foundation's law offices in Chicago for students from underrepresented populations interested in pursuing careers in law or the social sciences. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Sophomores and juniors only may apply.

Davis Projects for Peace Grants
Funds grassroots projects anywhere in the world that focus on "conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers which cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace." Applicants must apply through the Office of Fellowships and Awards. U.S. citizenship is not required. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors may apply--as groups or as individuals.

First Generation Civil Rights Fellowship
The FirstGEN Fellowship provides a stipend for summer work at a non-profit or government office for first-generation undergraduate college students dedicated to pursuing careers in social justice. First-years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a track record of public service are eligible. There is no citizenship requirement, and candidates who are people of color, women, LGBTQ, or other minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship
Offers a stipend for work on HIV-related public policy in a Congressional office. Check with the organization about citizenship requirements. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni in graduate school may apply. They do not appear to restrict eligibility to U.S. citizens..

Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institutes Fellowship
Fully funds participation in a PPIA Junior Summer Institute program for students committed to a career in public service. Applications from underrepresented populations are especially welcome. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or legal residents to attend most of the institutes, but UC Berkeley and Princeton accept international participants who are studying at US institutions. Juniors only may apply.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program
Applicants must be U.S. citizens with GPA of 3.2 or above.  Sophomores, juniors and seniors may apply.  Participants live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in programs with foreign affairs professionals in Washington, D.C.  The program provides a $3,200 stipend and covers costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day.

Truman Scholarship
Awards up to $30,000 for graduate studies to students who are interested in careers in public service. The program defines public service broadly: it includes government work, uniformed service, education, and work at public service-oriented non-profits. Students apply as juniors. Oberlin can endorse up to 4 candidates, plus up to 3 transfer students (for a potential total of 7 students).

Udall Scholarship
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship Foundation awards approximately 75 scholarships annually to students pursuing careers related to environmental public policy, or who are Native Americans or Alaska Natives pursuing careers related to health care or tribal public policy. The program honors Representative Udall's work to preserve the environment and public lands.  It is a highly respected program, and a good "gateway" to other prestigious fellowships. Sophomores and juniors may apply. Oberlin may nominate up to 6 candidates.

White House Internship (This program has been suspended due to the pandemic)
NB: This is not technically a fellowship because it is unpaid. This internship provides the opportunity to work in the White House for a short-term period. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent alumni may apply.

Other Opportunities

Beinecke Scholarship
Provides graduate school support for students in the social sciences, arts, and humanities who have demonstrable financial need. Oberlin can nominate 1 junior per year.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship Program
Provides $5,000 scholarships to first-generation students who have financial need.  Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage, current college or graduate students, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. U.S. citizenship is not required, and DACA students may apply. However, students on international student visas are not eligible.

Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program
Funds a nine-week program in which participants gain hands-on experience in researching early American U.S. history, museum curation, and teaching early American history through objects. Participants go on field visits and write a 15-20-page research paper based on text and object archives in local collections. Check with the program for citizenship requirements. Juniors and graduating seniors may apply

Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP) Summer Fellowship
The INP Summer Fellowship program is an intensive program for current and recent undergraduate students, graduate students, and early career professionals (less than five years of work experience) who are committed to the social sector. Fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool and serve in a cohort of approximately 25 fellows with organizations in several cities. Fellows serve full-time to strengthen nonprofit and community organizations, while engaging in intensive professional development activities to strengthen their skills for immediate and future impact. Applicants must be legally allowed to work in the U.S. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni may apply.

UCLA Law Fellows Program
Prepares participants to successfully enter and succeed in top law programs and legal careers by affording Fellows access to a variety of events, programs and services. Selected Fellows attend a series of monthly Saturday Academies held at UCLA School of Law in the winter and spring, where they are provided with mentoring, academic enrichment, and career development activities designed to de-mystify law school and the legal profession, and to present these objectives as viable options. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni with at least a 3.3 cumulative undergraduate GPA may apply. Applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens.

 

International Experiences

American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships
International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences.

American India Foundation Clinton Fellowship
Pairs young professionals with leading NGOs and social enterprises in India. Applicants must be a U.S. or Indian citizen, or a U.S. permanent resident. Graduating seniors and young adults up to 34 years of age may apply.

Cambridge Overseas Trust
Established by the University of Cambridge, UK in order to support international students. Offers full and part scholarships at all levels. Applications are made to the University, not the trust. Some scholarships require additional application to a funding partner.

Churchill Scholarship
Funds a year of research at Cambridge for students in science, math, or engineering. Oberlin can nominate up to 2 candidates each year. Graduating seniors or alumni may apply.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Program
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) annually provides 75 American and 75 German Young Professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents between the ages of 18-24 and possess a high school diploma.

Critical Language Scholarship
Funds intensive summer institutes for U.S. college and university students to study a variety of "critical need" languages. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni enrolled in graduate programs may apply.

DAAD Study Scholarship
Funds 1-2 years of graduate-level research and study in Germany. Graduating seniors or recent graduates (within six years of application deadline) may apply. Applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Language requirements vary by field.

Fulbright U.S. Student Awards
Funds a year abroad (in any country with a Fulbright program) conducting research or teaching English. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Oberlin can endorse an unlimited number of candidates.

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship
Fully funds a degree at Cambridge (Master's and 3-year Ph.D.s) for any non-UK students who wish to address global problems related to health, social equity, technology, and/or learning. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Oberlin does not endorse candidates--applicants apply on their own.

Global Health Corps Fellowship
Fellows work with partner communities and organizations in low-income African countries to promote partnership towards better health in the host community. Non-U.S. citizens may be eligible for the fellowship; contact the organization to confirm. Open to graduating seniors only.

Humanity in Action Fellowship Programs
Funds a one-month summer program in Europe for students interested in histories of discrimination and resistance. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, or alumni who have graduated within the past year may apply. Non-citizens may apply.

Insight Collaborative Fellowship
Provides $25,000 for a year of training and hands-on placement for applicants interested in international conflict management. Fellows begin with a 3-month training internship in Boston and then must secure 2 or 3 placements in other countries for the rest of the year. Fellows are expected to pay back the $25,000 for future fellows through fundraising and grant writing. U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants must be fluent in English. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.

International Parliamentary Scholarships
Funds fifteen-week placements with Members of the German Bundestag for well-qualified young college graduates from numerous countries. The aim is to help students with a strong interest in politics gain a first-hand look at Germany's system of parliamentary government. The participants are introduced to the wide variety of tasks carried out in a Member’s office. For example, they may find themselves drafting speeches, articles and letters or doing preparatory work for plenary sittings. Applicants must have a very good knowledge of German. Check with organization for citizenship requirements. Seniors and alumni under the age of 30 may apply.

Japanese Government (MEXT) Research Scholarship
Supports graduate-level research in Japan under a specific professor at a university. Applicants apply through either an embassy in their home country (U.S. citizenship required to apply through L.A.) or through a Japanese university. Graduating seniors and alumni under 35 years old may apply.

Korean Government Scholarship Program
The Korean Government Scholarship Program funds Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Korea for non-Korean citizens. Applicants apply through a Korean Embassy in the U.S. or through a Korean university. Seniors and alumni are eligible to apply.

Marshall Scholarship
Fully funds two years of study at any UK university. It can be used either for one two-year Master's program or two one-year Master's programs. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Oberlin may endorse an unlimited number of candidates.

Mitchell Scholarship
Fully funds one-year Master's degrees at any university in Ireland for up to 12 scholars a year. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Oberlin may endorse an unlimited number of candidates.

North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain
The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain to provide North American students who are native speakers of English or French with the opportunity to assist teachers in the English or French programs in elementary, secondary or language schools in Spain. The program is addressed to U.S. and Canadian university students–majoring in any subject–and graduates, with some proficiency in Spanish. Students will spend a full academic year in Spain, and participants in the program will receive a monthly stipend and medical coverage. Applicants must have U.S. or Canadian citizenship with English or French being your native language. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.

Princeton in Africa Fellowship
Princeton in Africa matches talented and passionate college graduates with PiA partners working across Africa for yearlong service projects. There is no citizenship requirement. The program is open to graduating seniors and young alumni from any accredited college or university in the U.S.

Princeton in Asia Fellowship
PiA expects to offer approximately 145 full-year fellowships in the following countries: Cambodia, China/Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. New positions in other countries are always in development and may also be available. PiA offers service-oriented posts in the fields of education, international development (NGOs), journalism and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools. There is no citizenship requirement. Current college seniors and recent grads are eligible.

Princeton in Latin America Fellowship
Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) is a non-profit organization that partners with non-profits throughout Latin America to match them with young, public sector professionals seeking full-year fellowships in development work. There is no citizenship requirement. PiLA is currently open to graduating seniors and young alumni. Because PiLA is intended for young alumni seeking service opportunities abroad, they rarely consider applicants five years past graduation.

Rhodes Scholarship
Fully funds two years of study at Oxford toward a graduate degree or degrees for 32 scholars a year. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Oberlin may endorse an unlimited number of candidates.

Schwarzman Scholars
Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective international scholarship program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. The program will give the best and brightest young leaders from around the world the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a fully-funded one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Seniors and alumni under the age of 29 may apply. There are no citizenship or nationality requirements.

Oberlin Shansi Fellowships
Shansi awards two-year Fellowships to China, India, Indonesia, and Japan, and Fellows work with partner organizations—including universities, non-governmental organizations, and a United Nations agency.  Shansi also offers an Independent Fellowship where applicants can propose to work with an organization of their choosing in South, Southeast, or East Asia.  These programs are open to graduating seniors and alumni within three years of their graduation, from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Conservatory of Music. 

Taiwan-U.S. Alliance Ambassador Summer Scholarship Program
Funds a summer abroad in Taiwan studying Chinese language and culture. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants do not need to be proficient in Mandarin--in fact, the ideal candidate has not had an opportunity to study in China or learn Mandarin. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors may apply.

USAID Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship
Provides up to $96,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities for individuals interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Fellows who successfully complete the Payne Program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers with USAID, a five-year minimum commitment. U.S. citizens planning to enter a two-year, graduate program at a U.S. university the following year may apply.

Watson Fellowship
Funds a year of experiential travel abroad for applicants interested in pursuing a focused project or topic. Graduating seniors only may apply. Oberlin can endorse up to 4 candidates. Eligibility is determined by the school attended rather than nationality.

Yenching Scholarship
The Yenching Scholarship funds tuition, travel, and living costs for a year of postgraduate study at Peking University. Scholars receive a Master’s degree in China Studies through an interdisciplinary program taught in English. Applicants apply as seniors or alumni, and students from all countries (including China) are welcome to apply.

STEM Fields

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Fellows
Supports currently-enrolled or recently-graduated science, math, and engineering students for 10 weeks of summer work with mass media organizations. Fellows collaborate with journalists to help make science news comprehensible to the general public. There does not seem to be a citizenship requirement--contact the organization to be sure. Only students enrolled in graduate school, graduating seniors of undergraduate institutions, or alumni who have graduated early in the fall semester may apply (the fellowship must be completed within one year of graduation).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Programs
Designed for students with an interest in public health, CDC and its partner institutions offer a variety of internship programs for undergraduate students, each with distinct eligibility criteria.

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
Funds students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens. Undergraduate seniors,
applicants with no more than B.S. or B.A. degrees who are not enrolled in graduate school, and first-year graduate students (M.S. degree or Ph.D. students without an M.S. degree) may apply.

Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship
The Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship provides up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, and other educational expenses for either the junior and senior year of your undergraduate program or a two-year master’s degree in an IT-related field. Awardees must serve in the Foreign Service for 5 years after graduation. Applicants apply as sophomores or incoming graduate students and must be U.S. citizens. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are especially encouraged to apply.

Future Public Health Leaders Program (University of Michigan School of Public Health)
Funds a 10-week summer residential program to encourage students from underrepresented populations to consider careers in public health. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Juniors, seniors, and recent graduates may apply.

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award
Funds 5 years of doctoral study for "students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences...who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency." Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Graduating seniors and alumni are eligible to apply.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Funds up to three years of graduate study, including tuition and fees, for U.S. citizens and nationals enrolled or planning to enroll in doctoral degrees in "science and engineering disciplines of military importance." Eligible fields can be found on the program's website. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.

National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars
Funds collaborative biomedical research projects between an NIH lab and either Oxford or Cambridge that will culminate in a Ph.D. Tracks leading to an M.D./Ph.D. are also available. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement (average GPA = 3.9/4.0) and exceptional research promise. Graduating seniors and alumni who have not begun graduate school or are currently in medical school may apply. U.S. citizenship required.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (NSF GRFP)
Provides funds for early stages of graduate school for students in science, math, or engineering. Fellowships can be used at universities in the U.S. or abroad, but applicants must be U.S. citizens. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. 

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships
Offers various scholarships for women in undergraduate and graduate programs focused on engineering or computer science. Applicants must be U.S. citizens in order to apply. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and graduating seniors with plans to attend graduate school may apply.

Public Service & Public Policy

AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. AmeriCorps is open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens. Corps Members must be between 18 and 24 years old.

Breakthrough Generation Institute Fellowships
Funds a 10-week fellowship program in the Bay Area that combines intensive training with work on a real policy project in the areas of economics, energy, or the environment. International students are welcome. Graduating seniors and recent alumni only may apply.

Capital Fellows Program
Funds 10-11 months of paid work in the California State Capital, where fellows can gain firsthand public policy experience. Citizenship requirement: "Non-U.S. citizens must provide proof of appropriate immigration status. The Capital Fellows Programs do not meet the requirements for F-1 or J-1 visas." Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.

Carnegie Endowment for Peace Junior Fellows
Provides income for graduating seniors and recent alumni to work as research assistants for projects supported by the endowment. Oberlin can nominate up to 2 candidates each year. Graduating seniors, or alumni who graduated in the last academic year, may apply through the Politics Department. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for 12 months from August 1 through July 31 after graduation. Students on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the United States for the full year (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the program.

City Year
City Year works to bridge the gap in high-poverty communities between the support the students in the communities actually need, and what their schools are designed to provide. Applicants must be under 25 years of age and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellowship
Offers talented Latinos the chance to gain public policy experience through a nine-month paid work placement in a Congressional office or committee. Fellows have the opportunity to switch placements halfway through and work for the White House, a federal agency, or a national nonprofit. Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S.  Graduating seniors and recent alumni (from the last two years) may apply.

Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs
Funds a nine-month experiential leadership training program for students interested in public affairs. Applicants do not need to be citizens, but must already have a Visa. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.

Davis Projects for Peace Grants
Funds grassroots projects anywhere in the world that focus on "conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers which cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace." Applicants must apply through the Office of Fellowships and Awards. U.S. citizenship is not required. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors may apply--as groups or as individuals.

First Generation Civil Rights Fellowship
The FirstGEN Fellowship provides a stipend for summer work at a non-profit or government office for first generation undergraduate college students dedicated to pursuing careers in social justice. First-years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a track record of public service are eligible. There is no citizenship requirement, and candidates who are people of color, women, LGBTQ, or other minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Food Corps: Service Member
Eligible applicants are at least 18 and US citizens or lawful residents. Service members are ideally people with background working in public health, environment or agriculture. It provides a living stipend and support to work for one year.  Seniors and alumni may apply

NYC Urban Fellows
Funds a nine-month fellowship in which participants are placed in the mayoral office and city agencies in NYC and work on public policy issues related to urban planning. Applicants must provide proof that they are eligible to work in the U.S. Graduating seniors and recent alumni (less than two years from graduation) may apply.

Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship

Offers a stipend for work on HIV-related public policy in a Congressional office. Check with organization about citizenship requirements. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni in graduate school may apply. They do not appear to restrict eligibility to U.S. citizens.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program
Applicants must be U.S. citizens with GPA of 3.2 or above.  Sophomores, juniors and seniors may apply.  Participants live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in programs with foreign affairs professionals in Washington, D.C.  The program provides a $3,200 stipend and covers costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
Funds six-to-nine-month fellowships in Washington, DC working for nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applicants must be able to demonstrate excellent academic achievement, serious interest in peace and security issues, and experience with public activism. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. U.S. citizenship is preferred but not required.

The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
Funds a year of field and policy training for applicants who strive to be effective leaders in ending hunger and poverty. Applicants must have a commitment to social justice and anti-racism, demonstrated leadership skills, and U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Funds a two-year Master's program for those interested in pursuing Foreign Service work at the U.S. Department of State. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be seeking admission to graduate school in the following fall. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.

White House Internship (This program has been suspended due to the pandemic.)
NB: This is not technically a fellowship because it is unpaid. This internship provides the opportunity to work in the White House for a short-term period. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent alumni may apply.

Teaching-Related Opportunities

Boston Teacher Residency
Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) is a master’s program in education that recruits talented college graduates, career changers and community members and gives them the tools they need to make an immediate impact in the classrooms of the Boston Public Schools (BPS). Teacher Residents spend the full academic year in a BPS classroom, teaching alongside an experienced mentor and applying theory to practice through rigorous coursework. Their commitment earns them a master’s degree in education from UMass Boston, a Massachusetts Initial Teacher License and credit toward a dual license in Special Education. Graduating seniors and alumni may only apply. U.S. citizenship or residency required.

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship
Funds two years of work with the Carnegie Foundation for those interested in learning more about education and improvement science. Applicants apply as seniors or recent graduates (within 2 years of graduating). U.S. citizens and those who can provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States may apply.

Chicago Teacher Residency
The Chicago Teacher Residency is a full-time, yearlong urban teacher training program that equips residents with the training, skills, and strategies that will empower their students to pursue their dreams. Financial aid and loan forgiveness are available to help residents offset their Master’s degree tuition costs. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.

Knowles Teaching Fellowship
The total award for each Fellow is valued at nearly $150,000 over the course of the five-year Fellowship. Fellows receive tuition assistance while participating in a teacher credentialing program, monthly stipends, and grants for professional development and teaching materials. International students are eligible to apply.

NYC Teaching Fellows
This alternative credentialing system funds candidates' Master's degrees in education while also training them for working in the classroom and helping them secure a teaching position in NYC. Candidates who can teach understaffed areas such as math, science, and special education and candidates from diverse backgrounds are especially welcome to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.

Urban Teacher Center
Funds a four-year alternate teacher training program for candidates who are committed to educational equity and results-oriented teaching. Candidates train and work in Baltimore or Washington, D.C. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.

Other Opportunities

Opportunities at American Institute for Economic Research (AIER)
AIER offers paid internships in scholarly research, nonprofit programming, event planning, marketing, graphic design, communications, editorial writing, and fundraising. An AIER Internship can be the start of an amazing career in academia, nonprofit work, or any number of fascinating fields. 

Berkeley Repertory Professional Fellowship
Berkeley Repertory Theatre offers an 11.5-month fellowship program for serious-minded, highly motivated individuals who are ready to embark upon a professional theatre career. Fellows are directly exposed to the Theatre’s daily operations and given the opportunity to learn alongside an accomplished company of artists, administrators, guest directors and designers. Open to undocumented students. Most suitable for recent graduates.

Echoing Green Fellowship
Awards an $80,000 stipend over two years as starting capital for entrepreneurs starting for-profit or non-profit organizations. Fellows also attend training conferences, receive medical insurance, and have access to tech support. Applicants wishing to base their company in the U.S. must be legally able to work in the U.S. Graduating seniors or alumni may apply.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund General Scholarship Provides $5,000 scholarships to first-generation students who have financial need.  Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage, current college or graduate students, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. U.S. citizenship is not required, and DACA students may apply. However, students on international student visas are not eligible.

Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program
Funds a nine-week program in which participants gain hands-on experience in researching early American U.S. history, museum curation, and teaching early American history through objects. Participants go on field visits and write a 15-20-page research paper based on text and object archives in local collections. Check with the program for citizenship requirements. Juniors and graduating seniors may apply.

Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP) Summer Fellowship
The INP Summer Fellowship program is an intensive program for current and recent undergraduate students, graduate students, and early career professionals (less than five years of work experience) who are committed to the social sector. Fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool and serve in a cohort of approximately 25 fellows with organizations in several cities. Fellows serve full-time to strengthen nonprofit and community organizations, while engaging in intensive professional development activities to strengthen their skills for immediate and future impact. Applicants must be legally allowed to work in the U.S. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni may apply.

Knight-Hennessy Scholarship
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program funds up to three years of graduate education in any field at Stanford. The Program looks for “independence of thought,” “purposeful leadership,” and “civic mindset” when selecting scholars. Seniors and alumni who have graduated from Oberlin within four years of the time of application are eligible to apply. There are no citizenship requirements for the scholarship.

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
The NCAA offers awards of $10,000 to student-athletes in their last year of intercollegiate athletics competition for use in an accredited graduate program. Scholarships are awarded three times per year, corresponding to each sport season (fall, winter, and spring). Click on the link for specific eligibility information.

Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
Awards up to 5 $35,000 awards annually to promising amateur screenwriters. Fellowship winners are expected to use their fellowship year producing at least one full-length feature film screenplay. Accepts applications from non-citizens.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Funds up to two years of graduate study in the U.S. in any field. Applicants must either be naturalized citizens, U.S. citizens whose birth parents are not U.S. citizens, in possession of a green card, or have DACA status by the application due date. Graduating seniors and alumni who are no further than their first or second year of graduate study may apply.

UCLA Law Fellows Program
Prepares participants to successfully enter and succeed in top law programs and legal careers by affording Fellows access to a variety of events, programs, and services. Selected Fellows attend a series of monthly Saturday Academies held at UCLA School of Law in the winter and spring, where they are provided with mentoring, academic enrichment, and career development activities designed to demystify law school and the legal profession and to present these objectives as viable options. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni with at least a 3.3 cumulative undergraduate GPA may apply. Applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens.

Venture for America Fellowship
Funds two years of work at emerging start-ups in select cities across the country. Also provides training to all fellows and a capstone award to the most successful fellows in the cohort. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.

International Experiences

American India Foundation Banyan Impact Fellowship
Pairs young professionals with leading NGOs and social enterprises in India. Applicants must be U.S. or Indian citizens, or U.S. permanent residents. Graduating seniors and young adults up to 34 years of age may apply.

Cambridge Overseas Trust
Established by the University of Cambridge, UK in order to support international students. Offers full and part scholarships at all levels. Applications are made to the University, not the trust. Some scholarships require an additional application to a funding partner.

Churchill Scholarship
Funds a year of research at Cambridge for students in science, math, or engineering. Oberlin can nominate up to 2 candidates each year. Graduating seniors or alumni may apply.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Program
Annually provides 75 American and 75 German Young Professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents between the ages of 18-24 and possess a high school diploma.

Critical Language Scholarship
Funds intensive summer institutes for U.S. college and university students to study a variety of "critical need" languages. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni enrolled in graduate programs may apply.

DAAD Study Scholarship
Funds 1-2 years of graduate-level research and study in Germany. Graduating seniors or recent graduates (within six years of the application deadline) may apply. Applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents, or foreign nationals who live in the US or Canada and who receive a degree in the US or Canada before the scholarship begins. Language requirements vary by field.

Fulbright U.S. Student Awards
Funds a year abroad (in any country with a Fulbright program) conducting research or teaching English. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Oberlin can endorse an unlimited number of candidates.

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship
Fully funds a degree at Cambridge (Master's and 3-year Ph. D.s) for any non-UK students who wish to address global problems related to health, social equity, technology, and/or learning. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Oberlin does not endorse candidates--applicants apply on their own.

Humanity in Action Fellowship Programs
Funds a one-month summer program in Europe for students interested in histories of discrimination and resistance. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, or alumni who have graduated within the past year may apply. Non-citizens may apply.

Insight Collaborative Fellowship
Provides $25,000 for a year of training and hands-on placement for applicants interested in international conflict management. Fellows begin with a 3-month training internship outside Boston and then must secure 2 or 3 placements in other countries for the rest of the year. Fellows are expected to pay back the $25,000 for future fellows through fundraising and grant writing. U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants must be fluent in English. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.

International Parliamentary Scholarships
Funds fifteen-week placements with Members of the German Bundestag for well-qualified young college graduates from numerous countries. The aim is to help students with a strong interest in politics gain a first-hand look at Germany's system of parliamentary government. The participants are introduced to the wide variety of tasks carried out in a Member’s office. For example, they may find themselves drafting speeches, articles, and letters or doing preparatory work for plenary sittings. Applicants must have a very good knowledge of German. Check with the organization for citizenship requirements. Seniors and alumni under the age of 30 may apply.

Japanese Government (MEXT) Research Scholarship
Supports graduate-level research in Japan under a specific professor at a university. Applicants apply through either an embassy or consulate in their home country or through a Japanese university. Graduating seniors and alumni under 35 years old may apply.

Korean Government Scholarship Program
The Korean Government Scholarship Program funds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Korea for non-Korean citizens. Applicants apply through a Korean Embassy in the U.S. or through a Korean university. Seniors and alumni are eligible to apply.

Marshall Scholarship
Fully funds two years of study at any UK university. It can be used either for one two-year Master's program or two one-year Master's programs. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Oberlin may endorse up to 24 candidates.

Mitchell Scholarship
Fully funds one-year Master's degrees at any university in Ireland for up to 12 scholars a year. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Oberlin may endorse an unlimited number of candidates.

North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain
The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain to provide North American students who are native speakers of English or French with the opportunity to assist teachers in the English or French programs in elementary, secondary or language schools in Spain. The program is addressed to U.S. and Canadian university students–majoring in any subject–and graduates, with some proficiency in Spanish. Students will spend a full academic year in Spain, and participants in the program will receive a monthly stipend and medical coverage. Applicants must have U.S. or Canadian citizenship with English or French being their native language. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.

Princeton in Africa Fellowship
Princeton in Africa matches talented and passionate college graduates with PiA partners working across Africa for yearlong service projects. There is no citizenship requirement. The program is open to graduating seniors and young alumni from any accredited college or university in the U.S.

Princeton in Asia Fellowship
PiA expects to offer approximately 145 full-year fellowships in the following countries: Cambodia, China/Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. New positions in other countries are always in development and may also be available. PiA offers service-oriented posts in the fields of education, international development (NGOs), journalism and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools. There is no citizenship requirement. Current college seniors and recent grads are eligible.

Princeton in Latin America Fellowship
Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) is a non-profit organization that partners with non-profits throughout Latin America to match them with young, public sector professionals seeking full-year fellowships in development work. There is no citizenship requirement. PiLA is currently open to graduating seniors and young alumni. Because PiLA is intended for young alumni seeking service opportunities abroad, they rarely consider applicants five years past graduation.

Rhodes Scholarship
Fully funds two years of study at Oxford toward a graduate degree or degrees for 32 scholars a year. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Oberlin may endorse an unlimited number of candidates.

Schwarzman Scholars
Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective international scholarship program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. The program will give the best and brightest young leaders from around the world the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a fully-funded one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Seniors and alumni under the age of 29 may apply. There are no citizenship or nationality requirements.

Oberlin Shansi Fellowships
Shansi awards two-year Fellowships to China, India, Indonesia, and Japan, and Fellows work with partner organizations—including universities, non-governmental organizations, and a United Nations agency.  Shansi also offers an Independent Fellowship where applicants can propose to work with an organization of their choosing in South, Southeast, or East Asia.  These programs are open to graduating seniors and alumni within three years of their graduation, from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Conservatory of Music. 

USAID Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship
Provides up to $96,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities for individuals interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Fellows who successfully complete the Payne Program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers with USAID, a five-year minimum commitment. U.S. citizens planning to enter a two-year, graduate program at a U.S. university the following year may apply.

Yenching Scholarship
The Yenching Scholarship funds tuition, travel, and living costs for a year of postgraduate study at Peking University. Scholars receive a Master’s degree in China Studies through an interdisciplinary program taught in English. Applicants apply as seniors or alumni, and students from all countries (including China) are welcome to apply.

STEM Fields

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows
Supports currently enrolled or recently graduated science, math, and engineering students for 10 weeks of summer work with mass media organizations. Fellows collaborate with journalists to help make science news comprehensible to the general public. There does not seem to be a citizenship requirement--contact the organization to be sure. Only students enrolled in graduate school, graduating seniors of undergraduate institutions, or alumni who have graduated early in the fall semester may apply (the fellowship must be completed within one year of graduation).

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
Funds students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens. Undergraduate seniors, applicants with no more than B.S. or B.A. degrees who are not enrolled in graduate school, and first-year graduate students (M.S. degree or Ph.D. students without an M.S. degree) may apply.

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award
Funds 5 years of doctoral study for "students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences...who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency." Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Graduating seniors and alumni are eligible to apply.

Future Public Health Leaders Program (University of Michigan School of Public Health)
Funds a 10-week summer residential program to encourage students from underrepresented populations to consider careers in public health. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates (who have not been accepted into a graduate program) may apply.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Funds up to three years of graduate study, including tuition and fees, for U.S. citizens and nationals enrolled or planning to enroll in doctoral degrees in "science and engineering disciplines of military importance." Eligible fields can be found on the program's website. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.

National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars
Funds collaborative biomedical research projects between an NIH lab and either Oxford or Cambridge that will culminate in a Ph.D. Tracks leading to an M.D./Ph.D. are also available. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement (average GPA = 3.9/4.0) and exceptional research promise. Graduating seniors and alumni who have not begun graduate school or are currently in medical school may apply. U.S. citizenship required.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (NSF GRFP)
Provides funds for early stages of graduate school for students in science, math, or engineering. Fellowships can be used at universities in the U.S. or abroad, but applicants must be U.S. citizens. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. 

Public Service & Public Policy

AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. AmeriCorps is open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens. Corps Members must be between 18 and 24 years old.

Breakthrough Institute Generation Fellowships
Funds a 10-week fellowship program in the Bay Area that combines intensive training with work on a real policy project in the areas of economics, energy, or the environment. International students are welcome. Graduating seniors and recent alumni only may apply.

Capital Fellows Program
Funds 10-11 months of paid work in the California State Capital, where fellows can gain firsthand public policy experience. Citizenship requirement: "Non-U.S. citizens must provide proof of appropriate immigration status. The Capital Fellows Programs do not meet the requirements for F-1 or J-1 visas." Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.

Carnegie Endowment for Peace Junior Fellows
Provides income for graduating seniors and recent alumni to work as research assistants for projects supported by the endowment. Oberlin can nominate up to 2 candidates each year. Graduating seniors, or alumni who graduated in the last academic year, may apply through the Politics Department. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for 12 months from August 1 through July 31 after graduation. Students on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the United States for the full year (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the program.

City Year
City Year works to bridge the gap in high-poverty communities between the support the students in the communities need and what their schools are designed to provide. Applicants must be under 25 years of age and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellowship
Offers talented Latinos the chance to gain public policy experience through a nine-month paid work placement in a Congressional office or committee. Fellows have the opportunity to switch placements halfway through and work for the White House, a federal agency, or a national nonprofit. Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S.  Graduating seniors and recent alumni (from the last two years) may apply.

Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs
Funds a nine-month experiential leadership training program for students interested in public affairs. Applicants do not need to be citizens, but must already have a Visa. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.

Food Corps: Service Member
Eligible applicants are at least 18 and US citizens or lawful residents. Service members are ideally people with backgrounds working in public health, environment, or agriculture. It provides a living stipend and support to work for one year.  Seniors and alumni may apply.

NYC Urban Fellows
Funds a nine-month fellowship in which participants are placed in the mayoral office and city agencies in NYC and work on public policy issues related to urban planning. Applicants must provide proof that they are eligible to work in the U.S. Graduating seniors and recent alumni (less than two years from graduation) may apply.

Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship
Offers a stipend for work on HIV-related public policy in a Congressional office. Check with the organization about citizenship requirements. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni in graduate school may apply. They do not appear to restrict eligibility to U.S. citizens.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program
Applicants must be U.S. citizens with GPA of 3.2 or above.  Sophomores, juniors and seniors may apply.  Participants live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in programs with foreign affairs professionals in Washington, D.C.  The program provides a $3,200 stipend and covers costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
Funds six-to-nine-month fellowships in Washington, DC working for nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applicants must be able to demonstrate excellent academic achievement, serious interest in peace and security issues, and experience with public activism. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. U.S. citizenship is preferred but not required.

The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
Funds a year of field and policy training for applicants who strive to be effective leaders in ending hunger and poverty. Applicants must have a commitment to social justice and anti-racism, demonstrated leadership skills, and U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Funds a two-year Master's program for those interested in pursuing Foreign Service work at the U.S. Department of State. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be seeking admission to graduate school in the following fall. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.

Teaching-Related Opportunities

Boston Teacher Residency
Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) is a master’s program in education that recruits talented college graduates, career changers, and community members and gives them the tools they need to make an immediate impact in the classrooms of the Boston Public Schools (BPS). Teacher Residents spend the full academic year in a BPS classroom, teaching alongside an experienced mentor and applying theory to practice through rigorous coursework. Their commitment earns them a master’s degree in education from UMass Boston, a Massachusetts Initial Teacher License, and credit toward a dual license in Special Education. Graduating seniors and alumni may only apply. U.S. citizenship or residency required.

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship
Funds two years of work with the Carnegie Foundation for those interested in learning more about education and improvement science. Applicants apply as seniors or recent graduates (within 2 years of graduating). U.S. citizens and those who can provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States may apply.

Chicago Teacher Residency
The Chicago Teacher Residency is a full-time, yearlong urban teacher training program that equips residents with the training, skills, and strategies that will empower their students to pursue their dreams. Financial aid and loan forgiveness are available to help residents offset their Master’s degree tuition costs. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.

Knowles Teaching Fellowship
The total award for each Fellow is valued at nearly $150,000 over the course of the five-year Fellowship. Fellows receive tuition assistance while participating in a teacher credentialing program, monthly stipends, and grants for professional development and teaching materials. International students are eligible to apply.

NYC Teaching Fellows
This alternative credentialing system funds candidates' Master's degrees in education while also training them for working in the classroom and helping them secure a teaching position in NYC. Candidates who can teach understaffed areas such as math, science, and special education and candidates from diverse backgrounds are especially welcome to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.

Urban Teacher Center
Funds a four-year alternate teacher training program for candidates who are committed to educational equity and results-oriented teaching. Candidates train and work in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., or Dallas. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.

Other Opportunities

Opportunities at American Institute for Economic Research (AIER)
AIER offers paid internships in scholarly research, nonprofit programming, event planning, marketing, graphic design, communications, editorial writing, and fundraising. An AIER Internship can be the start of an amazing career in academia, nonprofit work, or any number of fascinating fields. 

Berkeley Repertory Professional Fellowship
Berkeley Repertory Theatre offers an 11.5-month fellowship program for serious-minded, highly motivated individuals who are ready to embark upon a professional theatre career. Fellows are directly exposed to the Theatre’s daily operations and given the opportunity to learn alongside an accomplished company of artists, administrators, guest directors, and designers. Open to undocumented students. Most suitable for recent graduates.

Echoing Green Fellowship
Awards an $80,000 stipend over two years as starting capital for entrepreneurs starting for-profit or non-profit organizations. Fellows also attend training conferences, receive medical insurance, and have access to tech support. Applicants wishing to base their company in the U.S. must be legally able to work in the U.S. Graduating seniors or alumni may apply.

Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP) Summer Fellowship
The INP Summer Fellowship program is an intensive program for current and recent undergraduate students, graduate students, and early career professionals (less than five years of work experience) who are committed to the social sector. Fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool and serve in a cohort of approximately 25 fellows with organizations in several cities. Fellows serve full-time to strengthen nonprofit and community organizations, while engaging in intensive professional development activities to strengthen their skills for immediate and future impact. Applicants must be legally allowed to work in the U.S. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni may apply.

Knight-Hennessy Scholarship
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program funds up to three years of graduate education in any field at Stanford. The Program looks for “independence of thought,” “purposeful leadership,” and “civic mindset” when selecting scholars. Seniors and alumni who have graduated from Oberlin within four years of the time of application are eligible to apply. There are no citizenship requirements for the scholarship.

National Urban Fellows
Designed for mid-career professionals with five years of work experience, the program funds a 14-month Master of Policy Management program at Georgetown University that includes a nine-month mentorship assignment. Check with the program for any citizenship requirements. Alumni may apply.

Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
Awards up to 5 $35,000 awards annually to promising amateur screenwriters. Fellowship winners are expected to use their fellowship year producing at least one full-length feature film screenplay. Accepts applications from non-citizens

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Funds up to two years of graduate study in the U.S. in any field. Applicants must either be naturalized citizens, U.S. citizens whose birth parents are not U.S. citizens, in possession of a green card or have DACA status by the application due date. Graduating seniors and alumni who are no further than their first or second year of graduate study may apply.

UCLA Law Fellows Program
Prepares participants to successfully enter and succeed in top law programs and legal careers by affording Fellows access to a variety of events, programs and services. Selected Fellows attend a series of monthly Saturday Academies held at UCLA School of Law in the winter and spring, where they are provided with mentoring, academic enrichment, and career development activities designed to de-mystify law school and the legal profession, and to present these objectives as viable options. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni with at least a 3.3 cumulative undergraduate GPA may apply. Applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens.

Venture for America Fellowship
Funds two years of work at emerging start-ups in select cities across the country. Also provides training to all fellows and a capstone award to the most successful fellows in the cohort. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.