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Institutional Endorsement Not Required

The opportunities listed in this section do not require an institutional endorsement. For applications that do not require institutional nomination or endorsement, OPS can offer general guidance, as well as critique of the application materials that the student intends to submit.

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January 30 (Graduate Fellowship)
February 8 (Undergraduate Scholarship)

Boren Fellowship

An initiative of the National Security Education Program, the fellowships provide funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, including Africa; Asia;…

Coro Fellowship

A full-time, nine-month graduate-level program that prepares individuals for effective and ethical leadership in public affairs. Open to graduating seniors and alumni; evidence of leadership potential and of concern for…

Critical Language Scholars

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base…

DAAD Scholarship

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for funding to study, conduct thesis research, or intern in Germany. DAAD offers a wide range of funding opportunities. Applicants are judged…

Ford Fellowship

The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. The predoctoral fellowships provide…

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The goal of the program is to create a network of outstanding scholars from around the world who will become leaders in addressing global problems related to health, social equity,…

Hertz Fellowship

Applicants must be students in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States and who are willing to make their skills…

Humanity in Action

Humanity in Action brings together international groups of fellows to study minority rights and produce research exploring how and why individuals and societies have resisted intolerance and protected democratic values….

James Madison Fellowship

College seniors and college graduates who intend to become secondary-school teachers of American history, American government, or social studies are eligible for awards. Applicants must plan to attend a university…

Pickering Graduate Fellowship

The goal of this program is to support outstanding students from diverse backgrounds who enroll in two-year master’s degree programs in public policy, international affairs, and public administration and have…

Public Policy and International Affairs Program – PPIA

The goal of the PPIA Fellowship Program is to help students achieve a Master’s or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field. The…

Rangel Program

The Rangel Program seeks applicants who are interested in promoting positive change in the world as foreign-service officers for the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship is open to seniors…

Soros Fellowship

Provides grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States to seniors or recent graduates who are accomplished new Americans and are positioned to achieve leadership…

Urban Fellows Program

The program is designed to introduce outstanding college students and graduates to local government and public service. The rigorous nine-month program combines full-time employment in city government with a comprehensive…

Women’s Forum Education Award

These scholarships are for women over the age of 35 who are pursuing undergraduate degrees at least half-time. The adversity one has overcome is a major factor in the selection…