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.

The Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University maintains a comprehensive database of fellowships, internships, and service programs.  Many Oberlin students have found it useful.

Becas Univision Scholarship Program
Provides $5,000 scholarships to first-generation students who have financial need.  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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 curatorial field are preferred. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship
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.

 

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.

For updated information about these grants in the 2020-21 academic year, potential applicants should contact Ted Samuel (tsamuel@oberlin.edu).

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.

White House Internship
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.

 

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.

Becas Univision Scholarship Program
Provides $5,000 scholarships to first-generation students who have financial need.  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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 curatorial field are preferred. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship
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.

 

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.

For updated information about these grants in the 2020-21 academic year, potential applicants should contact Ted Samuel (tsamuel@oberlin.edu).

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.

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.

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.

White House Internship
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.

 

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.

Becas Univision Scholarship Program
Provides $5,000 scholarships to first-generation students who have financial need.  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.

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.

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.

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.

Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (Paid) Internships
Funds a 10-week summer internship at the CDC's National Center for Environmental Health for students interested in environmental science and public health. Participants are offered a range of support and learning opportunities. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Sophomores and juniors only may apply.

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 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.

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.

East Carolina University Summer Program for Future Doctors
Funds a summer program of science classes, professional experience opportunities, and MCAT practice in order to make participants stronger candidates for medical school. Applicants from minority or disadvantaged backgrounds are given preference. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must have completed one year of bio, chem, physics, and, preferably, ochem, before applying.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Goldwater Scholarship
Offers $7,500 annually (for 1-2 years of support) toward undergraduate tuitionand 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.

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.

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.

Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowship
Sponsored by the American Bar Foundation, this fellowship funds an 8-week summer program for students interested in a career in pursuing a research-oriented career in law or the social sciences. Students from underrepresented populations are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Sophomores or juniors only may apply.

New Sector Alliance Summer Fellowship
The New Sector Summer Fellowship program is an intensive 11-week program for current and recent undergraduate students and graduate students 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 Boston, Chicago, San Francisco Bay, and Twin Cities areas. 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.

Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship
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..

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.

RISE Research Internships in Science and Engineering
Funds sophomores and juniors in biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering, and physics who want to spend a summer conducting research with doctoral students in Germany. Knowledge of Germany is helpful but not required.

 

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.

For updated information about these grants in the 2020-21 academic year, potential applicants should contact Ted Samuel (tsamuel@oberlin.edu).

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.

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).

 

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 possessions 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.

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
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.

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.

American Institute for Economic Research (AIER)’s Summer Fellowship Practicum
Working closely with AIER research staff, summer fellows are immersed in the economic research process from “conception to completion.” The AIER Practicum enhances Fellows’ understanding of economic concepts, theories, and real world applications, and provide an opportunity to develop research, writing, and presentation skills. To be eligible, you must fit the following criteria: either a graduate or a senior college student majoring in economics, finance, business or related fields. Non-U.S. students can apply if they are enrolled in a U.S. degree granting institution, have CPT or OPT, or have employment authorization in the United States.

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).

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.

Berkeley Rep 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship
The 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 Teaching 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program
Funds up to $90,000 for two years of graduate school and training opportunities for people interested in working for the USAID Foreign Service Program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be seeking admission to graduate school in the following fall. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund General Scholarship
Awards scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to current college or graduate students.  Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and complete the FAFSA.  U.S. Citizens, Permanent residents, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizens (as defined by FAFSA) are 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.

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 people from the USA, France, Israel and central, eastern, and southeastern Europe. 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.

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.

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) 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.

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. Obelrin 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.

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 Fellowships
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. Oberlin does not endorse candidates.

National Urban Fellows
Funds a 14-month Master of Public Administration program that includes a nine-month mentorship assignment. Check with program for any citizenship requirements. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
The NCAA offers awards of $6,000, $7,500, and $24,000 to female and underrepresented ethnic group student athletes, 87 male and 87 female student athletes, and one student athlete respectively. 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.

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.

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.

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 Public Policy Fellowship
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.

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.

Rangel Fellowships
Funds two years of graduate study (up to $47,500 a year) toward completion of a master's degree in international affairs or related programs. Fellows participate in two summer internships--one at Capitol Hill and one overseas at a U.S. embassy. Fellows must commit to a minimum of 3 years of service as a Foreign Service Officer after graduation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Graduating seniors or alumni may apply.

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.

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.

 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 may apply. Applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens.

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

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.

Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice
Funds a year of working as a full-time policy analyst for Families USA's health policy department. Fellows conduct research and contribute to publications about health care justice. Citizenship requirements are unclear; check with the organization. Graduating seniors and alumni 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.

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship
Awards up to $30,000 toward Master's degrees and credentialing programs for students who wish to pursue a career in teaching math, science, or technology at public secondary schools in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, or New Jersey. Graduating seniors and alumni with STEM majors or strong experience in STEM fields may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

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.

 

 

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.

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.

Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program
Funds up to $90,000 for two years of graduate school and training opportunities for people interested in working for the USAID Foreign Service Program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be seeking admission to graduate school in the following fall. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) 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.

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. Oberin 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.

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 Fellowships
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. Oberlin does not endorse candidates.

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.

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.

Rangel Fellowships
Funds two years of graduate study (up to $47,500 a year) toward completion of a master's degree in international affairs or related programs. Fellows participate in two summer internships--one at Capitol Hill and one overseas at a U.S. embassy. Fellows must commit to a minimum of 3 years of service as a Foreign Service Officer after graduation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Graduating seniors or alumni may apply.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice
Funds a year of working as a full-time policy analyst for Families USA's health policy department. Fellows conduct research and contribute to publications about health care justice. Citizenship requirements are unclear; check with the organization. Graduating seniors and alumni 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.