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Boren Awards for International Study - Scholarship
  • Undergraduates who are interested in studying abroad in regions critical to U.S. national security and working for the federal government.For U.S. citizens.
  • Award: Funds up to one year of study in exchange for a commitment to work for the federal government.Awards provide up to $8,000 for a summer, $10,000 for a semester, or $20,000 for a full academic year.
Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellows Program
  • For graduate students who will soon be finishing a degree related to international development or business, or undergraduate students soon to finish their Bachelor's degree who have at least 5 years of experience in management or international development. Applicants must have professional proficiency in French, Spanish, Arabic, or Portuguese and be interested in a future career with Catholic Relief Services. See website for more details about ideal applicants.
  • Award: Participants receive a stipend, housing, transportation to and from the country to which they are assigned, medical insurance, and more.
Christianson Grant
  • For U.S. citizens and permanent residents between the ages of 18 and 28 who have already arranged to participate in a minimum 6-month work, internship, or volunteer abroad program. The grant program does not support independent research projects, academic study abroad programs, missionary work, or religious programs.
  • Award: Ranges between $2,500 and $10,000.
Congressional Hunger Center - Mickey Leland International Fellows Program
  • A 2-year program open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.A graduate degree or relevant experience in a field related to the global alleviation of hunger or poverty is required.Fellows spend one year working in a developing country, and one year working in a policy environment.
  • Award: Monthly stipend, health insurance, professional development funds, travel expenses, housing and relocation allowances, and $5,000 end-of-service award.
Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes
  • For undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D students enrolled at a U.S. institution. U.S. citizenship required.
  • Award: Fully-funded seven to ten week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences held overseas.Languages included are: Arabic, Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate or advanced level; Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu: Beginning, intermediate or advanced level; Chinese, Japanese, Russian: Intermediate or advanced level. Travel between the student's U.S. home city and program location, pre-departure orientation costs, applicable visa fees, room and board are covered.
Fulbright Grant
  • Seniors or graduate students with at least a 3.6 GPA and an interest in studying or teaching abroad. Fluency in host country language is sometimes required. Opportunities vary widely.For U.S. citizens.
  • Award: More than 1,200 grants awarded annually to support students in 140 countries.Grant covers the cost of research or study in the host country and related expenses.
Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship
  • For graduate students who will graduate before the start of the fellowship with at least two years of work experience in public policy fields. U.S. Embassies, Fulbright Commissions (where applicable), and host country governments will coordinate appropriate professional placements for candidates in public policy areas including, but not limited to, public health, education, agriculture, justice, energy, environment, public finance, economic development, information technology, and communications. All applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Award: Benefits include U.S. Department of State sponsorship and funding, professional placement coordination, a housing and living stipend, academic project allowances, health/accident insurance coverage, and international travel expenses. Fellows will participate in a pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
  • The Gilman Scholarship is open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who meet the criteria listed below. The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of their study abroad. The applicant must study for a fall, spring, or academic year term including winter inter-sessions. Summer only programs are not eligible.
  • Award: Over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded each year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being $4,000.
Huntington Public Service Award
  • Graduating seniors with a proposal for public service in the U.S. or abroad. Criteria: public service proposal, academic record and other personal achievements. Non-citizens must have graduated from a U.S. college or university.
  • Award: $10,000 stipend for one year of public service anywhere in the world.
Insight Collaborative Fellowship Program
  • For graduating seniors or graduates interested in international conflict management. Participants serve a 12-month fellowship with multiple placements. The first three-month placement is at the Boston offices of Insight Collaborative and its affiliate, Insight Partners. During this tenure in Boston, Fellows advance their understanding of the theory and practice of effective negotiation, communication, and mediation; meet pivotal figures in the field; attend workshops; receive personalized coaching; and see first-hand how international conflict management professionals operate in the academic, non-profit, and for-profit sectors. The subsequent nine months are divided into three foreign placements proposed and arranged by the Fellow. Placements are approved by Insight Collaborative on the basis of safety and the extent to which they meet the Insight Fellowship Guidelines.
  • Award: A $25,000 stipend that fellows must eventually repay through fundraising efforts, done mostly during the initial part of the fellowship in Boston.
Jesuit Volunteer Corps
  • A faith-based volunteer program for students 21 or older who will have received a college degree by the time they begin the program, or have applicable work experience. Participants serve as full-time volunteers for one year (domestic program) or two years (international program), living in the same communities as those they serve, including people who are low-wage earners, homeless, unemployed, refugees, diagnosed with AIDS, elderly, street youth, former gang members, abused, mentally ill, or developmentally disabled. U.S. and Canadian citizens can serve domestically or internationally; international students are eligible only for the domestic (U.S.) program.
  • Award: Most travel, including round trip airfare for those serving internationally, is covered, along with room, board, health insurance, and a small stipend.
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the U.S. and abroad. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • Award: Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $30,000 along with a $10,500 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, a one-time $1,000 travel allowance and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S., or foreign institution of graduate education they choose. Also provides TeraGrid Supercomputer access.
Peace Corps Master's International
  • College graduates interested in complementing a Master's degree with service abroad in the Peace Corps.Must be accepted by participating graduate program and the Peace Corps.For U.S. citizens.
  • Award: Students receive college credit for service as a Peace Corps volunteer plus transportation and living expenses while living abroad.
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships
  • Juniors and seniors with strong GPAs and an interest in studying abroad. Must demonstrate a record of volunteer service, maturity, and the ability to be a U.S. “ambassador of goodwill.”Apply through home Rotary club.Proficiency in host country language is sometimes required.
  • Award: Flat grant of $26,000 to help cover one academic year in another country.
Salgo Noren Foundation School of Diplomacy Internship Grant
  • For undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Diplomacy. Undergraduate students must have a minimum 3.4 GPA and have completed 60 credits by the start of the internship; graduate students must have a minimum 3.6 GPA and have completed 18 credits by the start of the internship. Grants support trip travel and living expenses connected to the internship location. Awards are not intended to cover tuition or internship program fees, and may not cover the total cost of the internship expenses.
  • Contact: Ms. Karen Lynch (karen.lynch@shu.edu)

Asia

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study
  • Graduating seniors or recent graduates with a strong background in an Asian language and a career objective that involves its regular use. For U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Award: A stipend that covers a year of advanced language study in an approved study abroad program.
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia
  • For U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are undergraduates pursuing their first Bachelor's degree. Requires a minimum 2.8 GPA. Applicants must have applied or been accepted to a study-abroad program in Asia (see website for more details). Also requires that applicants submit a FAFSA and be able to demonstrate financial need.
  • Award: Up to $7,000 for a full academic year of study; up to $5,000 for the fall or spring semester; up to $3,000 for the summer semester.

Australia

Campion College
  • Any undergraduate student eligible for study at Campion College, just outside of Sydney, Australia.Scholarship requires a 300 word essay, geared toward the interest of the parties granting the scholarship.
  • Award: up to $2,000 Australian, or approximately $3,000 US.

Europe

Humanity in Action Fellowship
  • For sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates of any nationality. Participants spend 5 weeks over the summer in Europe exploring national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. Each program is highly interdisciplinary, and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums, and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.
  • Award: Costs of accommodation in Europe and participation in the program are covered. Airfare is not automatically covered, but can be for students who can demonstrate financial need. Although a food stipend is also provided, students are encouraged to bring along an extra $500 to cover expenses. Successful participants who stay involved with the organization after program completion also become eligible for a number of professional fellowships.

Germany

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
  • For U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will between 18 and 24 years of age at the beginning of the program. Applicants must have completed their general coursework in their intended internship field, as well as have some relevant work experience. German language proficiency is preferred but not required. Intended for students in business, vocational, scientific, engineering, technical, and agricultural fields, though applicants from all fields are encouraged to apply. Participants complete a one-year work-study fellowship involving extensive German language training and a five-month internship in a German-speaking work environment.
  • Award: A full-year scholarship including round-trip transatlantic flight, university tuition, language training, living stipend, and program-related travel costs in Germany, and health and accident insurance.
DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service Undergraduate Scholarship
  • For sophomores and juniors with outstanding academic records who are interested in studying, doing research, or completing an internship in Germany. Proficiency in German is not mandatory. For U.S. or Canadian citizens, permanent residents or foreign nationals studying in the U.S.
  • Award: Scholarships provide a stipend and funds for travel, research or an internship.Supports a semester of study or an entire academic year, which runs from October through July in Germany.
DAAD RISE - Research Internships in Science and Engineering
  • For sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, or engineering. Over the course of a summer internship in Germany, students are matched with PhD students and work with research groups at universities and top research institutions. Knowledge of the German language is not necessary.
  • Award: A monthly scholarship of 650 Euro for 8-12 weeks (prorated depending on length of stay). Participants also receive living expenses and housing assistance through a stipend. Additional benefits offered; see website for more details.
DAAD RISE Professional - Research Internships in Science and Engineering
  • For recent Bachelor's recipients, graduate students, and PhD students in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology and physics (or a closely related field). RISE professional placements, ranging from a period of 6 weeks to 6 months, provide students the opportunity to live and work in an international context, to gain confidence in their practical and professional skills, and to improve their German. German language ability is not necessary for all positions.
  • Award: A monthly scholarship of €150 for undergraduates, €250 forMaster's students and graduates, and €500 for PhD students. The host companies contribute an additional stipend of €500 per month. An additional lump sum of €800 for travel expenses and a German Railpass for the trip to the scholarship meeting in Bonn are also provided, as well as health insurance and accident and personal/private liability insurance. Partial reimbursement for a German language class is provided if students opt to take one.
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
  • For U.S. citizens who will be between 23 and 34 years of age on the application deadline. Requires a graduate degree or equivalent training in business administration, journalism, law, public policy, international relations, or a closely related field, and at least two years of relevant work experience. No German language ability is required, but applicants must be willing to participate in language training. Participants serve a 9-month fellowship during which they have the opportunity to experience two high-level work phases at leading institutions in Germany, customized to their interests. Past host institutions have included federal and local government, private corporations, media outlets, and NGOs. German language training is also provided in the U.S. and in Germany.
  • Award: Travel and language training expenses are covered, and a 2,000 euro monthly stipend and insurance are provided. For those traveling with a spouse and/or children, financial support for such accompanying family, including 50% of travel costs, supplemental living stipend, health insurance, and limited funding for language training is also provided.

India

American Jewish World Service - World Partners Fellowship
  • An eleven-month-long program during which participants live in India and volunteer with AJWS grantees and other grassroots NGOs working at the intersection of international development and human rights. Jewish college graduates are eligible.
  • Award: International airfare is covered by the program, and a modest stipend is provided to cover the costs of room and board.
Idex Fellowship
  • For citizens of any country who will have earned their Bachelor's degree by June 2012 and are 21 years of age or older. Ideal applicants will have demonstrated interest and knowledge of social enterprise; demonstrated leadership in a professional or academic setting; a professional or academic background in business, economics, development, international affairs, education, or a related fields; and international travel experience, preferably in the developing world. Participants serve a 10-month fellowship in India during which they experience cultural and social immersion into the field of social enterprise.
  • Award: A monthly stipend to cover living and housing expenses, paid vacation time, emergency medical insurance, and options for possible deferment of student loans. Participants must cover the cost of travel to their fellowship location.

Indonesia

United States-Indonesia Society Travel Grants
  • For U.S. citizens, undergraduate or graduate, wishing to study or conduct research in Indonesia.
  • Award: Grants of up to $2,000.

Italy

National Organization of Italian Women - Cultural Exchange Program
  • A 10-day cultural exchange program in Italy for women between the ages of 19 and 22 who have at least one ancestor of Italian heritage. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and functional/conversant Italian language ability.
  • Award: International airfare and accommodations are covered. Participants are advised to bring some money for incidental personal expenses.
Order Sons of Italy in America - Language and Study Abroad Scholarships
  • For U.S. citizens of Italian descent (at least one Italian or Italian-American grandparent) who are juniors or seniors and will be enrolled for the fall 2012 semester. Applicants must be majoring/minoring in the Italian language OR hoping to study abroad at the Sant'Anna Institute-Sorrento Lingue in Sorrento, Italy.
  • Award: Range from $5,000 - $25,000.

Japan

American Association of Teachers of Japanese - Bridging Scholarships
  • For undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens hoping to study abroad in Japan for the fall and/or spring semesters. Students of any major are eligible to apply, and no Japanese language ability is necessary.
  • Award: $2,500 for a semester, or $4,000 for a full academic year.
Japanese Government Research Scholarships
  • For students who have recently completed their undergraduate degree, as well as current graduate students. Provides students and scholars with the opportunity to conduct research at a Japanese university. Applicants must be willing to study the Japanese language if they receive an award.
  • Award: Award includes a stipend, round trip airfare, tuition, and living accommodations
JET- The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme
  • For graduating seniors or recent graduates with an interest in becoming an Assistant Language Teacher in Japan.Must demonstrate excellence in written and spoken English. Some knowledge of Japanese an advantage. For U.S. citizens.
  • Award: Provides a teaching position in Japan for one year and a stipend of 3,600,000 yen.
Morgan Stanley Japan Scholarship
  • For juniors and seniors at U.S. universities with an interest in economics and international finance who have been accepted for study in Japan for the 2012-2013 academic year.
  • Award: Two awards of $7,500 to assist in expenses.

Norway

The John Dana Archbold Fellowship
  • For graduate students. American students can only apply for this fellowship in odd-numbered years (2013, 2015, etc.).
  • Award: Funds a year of study or research at the University of Oslo.
Norwegian Marshall Fund Awards
  • For Master's and Ph.D. students who wish to come to Norway to conduct study or research in areas of mutual importance to Norway and the United States.
  • Award: Previous awards have ranged between approximately $1,700 to $5,000.

Scandanavia

American Scandinavian Foundation - Fellowships/Grants for Study in Scandinavia
  • For U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will have completed their undergraduate degree by the beginning of the program. Applicants must have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential. Ability in the target country's language is desired but not required. See website for more details about how the awards can be used.
  • Award: One-year fellowships award up to $23,000; grants award up to $5,000.

South Korea

CIEE South Korea Scholarship Program
  • A spring break program for full-time undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and have not recently visited South Korea or had much exposure to the country's customs or culture. Applicants must have completed at least one full semester, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be between the ages of 18 and 25 upon the start of the program. Students participate in a variety of lectures and excursions designed to expose them to Korean language, history, and culture.
  • Award: International airfare from U.S. gateway city, accommodations, meals, and international travel insurance are covered, as well as any costs associated with program excursions. Students must cover their own airfare to the U.S. gateway city, a $150 application fee upon being selected as a finalist, and any additional spending money. (While all applicants must submit a check for the $150 fee, only checks for confirmed participants will actually be cashed).

Sweden

The Malmberg Scholarship for Study in Sweden
  • For U.S. citizens and legal residents whose current study can be supplemented by time in Sweden. Before applying, the applicant must establish contact with a Swedish university or other educational or research institution(s) or organization(s). A letter of invitation or affiliation from the Swedish institution/organization must accompany the application. The award is contingent upon acceptance to the program on which the applicant has based their application.
  • Award: Covers up to 9 months of study in Sweden.

United Kingdom

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
  • For seniors and graduate students of any major interested in graduate-level study at the University of Cambridge. Applicants must have a 3.7 GPA, significant leadership experience, and the desire to use their knowledge to improve the lives of others.Applicants may be citizens of any country other than the U.K.
  • Award: Covers tuition, living expenses and international transportation.
Marshall Scholarship
  • Seniors and recent graduates interested in studying at Oxford or another UK university.Must be a U.S. citizen, and have at least a 3.7 GPA plus an exceptional record of leadership and service. One of the most prestigious and competitive of the national scholarships. Requires SHU endorsement.
  • Award: Supports two years of study in the UK, including tuition, living and travel expenses, and research.Up to 40 scholarships awarded each year.
Mitchell Scholarship
  • For students interested in graduate study in Ireland who have already received a Bachelor's degree or will have received one before beginning study as a Mitchell Scholar. Applicants are judged on their academic record, leadership, and commitment to community service. Current full-time students must also obtain endorsement from their current institution.For U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 30.
  • Award: Stipend provides tuition, living, and travel expenses for one year of study in Ireland or Northern Ireland.
National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
  • For U.S. citizens and permanent residents interested in pursuing a PhD in biomedical research. Participants earn a D.Phil or Ph.D. from Oxford or Cambridge with an average time to completion of four years, just over half the time it takes to complete a biomedical Ph.D. in the U.S. Students undertake a collaborative Ph.D. project in any area of biomedical investigation with two research mentors, participate in the enriched environment of the residential colleges of the U.K. Universities, and enjoy special educational opportunities for career development and understanding of broader issues surrounding biomedical research.
  • Award: Full tuition coverage, a living stipend, health insurance coverage, and travel allowance.

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