Other Internal Sources 

For more undergraduate/post-graduate funding resources, please visit the fellowship opportunities for students and alumni page here

  • Students traveling to conferences to present posters or papers may apply for funding through the Office of the Dean of the College. Questions may be directed to Michelle Hooper, Assistant to the Dean of the College at michelle.hooper@fandm.edu.

  • The Office of International Programs has information on funding opportunities for off-campus study programs, independent projects, and internships.

*For information regarding departmental awards, contact the relevant department


Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship

Academy For Educational Development and Public Policy and 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. Eligibility:

  • 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.



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.


External Funding Opportunities

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

The Harry STruman Scholarship is a highly competitive federal scholarship granted to U.S. college juniors for demonstrated leadership potential and a commitment to public service. The scholarship, 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.

Princess Grace Foundation

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.

Smithsonian Institution Internships

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.

Rhodes Scholarships

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.  

The Garden Club of America Scholarships

To promote greater understanding of the interdependence of horticulture, environmental protection, and community improvement, the Garden Club of America annually awards over $200,000 in scholarships, including the prestigious Rome Prize and the Garden Club of America/Royal Horticultural Society Interchange Fellowship. The GCA Founders Fund is an annual award to a club for an exceptional community project. At the national level, the GCA annually recognizes prominent citizens for their outstanding contributions and frequently hosts a variety of educational conferences across the country 

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship

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. Applying after postgraduate study or after a couple of years of postgraduate work is highly recommended.  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. Applying after postgraduate study or after a couple of years of postgraduate work is highly recommended. Franklin & Marshall has had a winner.