The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships of up to $30,000 to college students who have outstanding leadership potential, plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and wish to attend graduate school to help prepare for their careers.
Priority is given to candidates proposing to enroll in graduate programs specifically oriented to careers in public service. These include master's, Ph.D., and J.D. programs in public administration; public policy analysis; public health; international relations; government; economics; social service delivery; education and human resource development; and conservation and environmental protection.
The Truman Scholarship provides $3,000 toward the recipient's final year of undergraduate study and $27,000 for graduate study. The Truman Foundation maintains an excellent web site with extensive information and guidance to candidates.
Established in 1982 in memory of Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco, the Princess Grace Foundation - USA supports emerging young artists nationwide in the fields of theater, dance and film. Students in their last year of schooling or training are eligible for tuition assistance through scholarships, while young artists working in the area of theater and dance qualify for apprenticeships and fellowships.
The Smithsonian Institution offers a variety of highly structured educational internships to students over a broad range of fields. There are usually no deadlines, and stipends may or may not be offered. A number of special internships are targeted at specific minority groups, including Latinos and Native Americans.
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships designate international "goodwill ambassadors" to study for a year in a country other than their own (you must be proficient in the host country's language before you go). Application deadlines are set by the local Rotary club, which would sponsor you and occur in the spring of the year before the grant becomes available (that is, about 18 months before your study abroad would begin). Grants of up to $23,000 are available for the 2008-2009 academic year; applications will be due around April 16, 2007 if you apply through the Rotary Club of Lancaster, PA (contact Stefanie Valar at F&M: 291-4272 for additional details). You can also apply through a Rotary club in you home area (providing there is one there), including foreign countries. If you are a junior, apply for the fall after you graduate. If you are a senior, apply for the second year after you graduate. Franklin & Marshall has had winners. For complete details and an application, please see http://www.rotary.org/foundation/educational/amb_scho/index.html
Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Program provides scholarships for a 2-year masters' program in several countries, in international relations, peace studies and conflict resolution. Similar conditions to (and contact person for) the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship above, including being proficient in at least one language in addition to your native language. Applying after postgraduate study or after a couple of years of postgraduate work is highly recommended. Franklin & Marshall has had a winner. For compete details and an application, please see: http://www.rotary.org/foundation/educational/rpcsp/index.html
Undergraduate students, at least in their junior year, with a minimum of one full semester or quarter of course work remaining before graduation at the conclusion of the Junior Institute; U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
People of color historically underrepresented in public policy and international affairs, including African Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, Hispanic Americans, Alaska Natives, or Native Americans; and Persons demonstrating a strong interest in public policy and/or international affairs.
The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program seeks to recruit and empower a new generation of culturally diverse and dedicated public servants. PPIA targets that segment of the U.S. population that will constitute the majority of new workers hired in the new millennium -- people of color.
There are three major components of the program:
Junior Institutes, held during the summer on the campuses of five schools of public policy and international affairs, offer participants seven weeks of intensive study before the senior year to build upon skills in communications and to analyze and further explore public policy and international issues.
Senior Programs provide options to graduating seniors, such as language study, internships, and specialized study in preparation for graduate school.
Graduate Fellowships support Master's degrees in public policy and international affairs in 29 U.S. graduate schools.
To receive a PPIA Graduate Fellowship, students must have successfully applied for admission to a PPIA Junior Institute and completed the Institute Program.
Students in all Academic Fields
Rhodes scholarships are investments in people. Applications are sought from talented students without restriction as to their field of academic specialization or career plans. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and cannot have reached their 24th birthday by October 1 of the year in which they apply for a Rhodes Scholarship. Applicants must also have graduated with their bachelor's degree before they matriculate at Oxford one year from the time of their application for a Rhodes Scholarship.
Support for undergraduate students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year to pursue studies in the field of ecology. Each year, several students are awarded $1500 to conduct field work or research in the environmental field for one summer.