For Further Information:

Lynn Evans, Director of the Post-Baccalaureate Fellowships and Scholarships Program
Location: Schaffer Library 203
Phone: (518) 388-6643
Email: evansl@union.edu 

High-Profile Fellowships

Instructions: To get more information about an award, simply click on its name in the award column below. This will take you to a brief synopsis of the award further down on this page.  All the awards listed here require students to submit materials to the office of post-baccalaureate fellowships (Schaffer Library 203) by 12:00 noon on the Campus Deadline. For more information, please contact the Director.

Award

Purpose

Campus

Deadline 1

National

Deadline 2

External

Websites 3

Boren Fellowship

Graduate study of languages & cultures

January 6, 2014

January 28, 2014

Link

Boren Scholarship

Undergraduate study of languages & cultures

January 13, 2014

February 5, 2014

Link 

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program

Post grad 4 research fellowship in Washington DC

December 16, 2013

January 15, 2014

Link 

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange For Young Professionals (CBYX)

Post grad 4  study & internship in Germany

November 1, 2013

December 1, 2013

Link

 Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Undergraduate or graduate study in Germany

Campus deadline is one month prior to national deadlines.

Multiple program deadlines

Link

Davis Projects for Peace

Funding for student initiated peace project during summer 2013

January 10, 2014

February 10, 2014*

Link

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Graduate study for underrepresented students

October 11, 2013

November 11, 2013*

Link

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

Teach English in a foreign country

September 16, 2013 (except for Language Evaluations)

October 15, 2013

Link

Fulbright Research/Study grants

Research or graduate study in a foreign country

September 16, 2013 (except for Language Evaluations)

October 15, 2013

Link and Countries

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Graduate study at University of  Cambridge (U.K.)

June 1, 2013 for institutional endorsement 5 plus September 16, 2013 for materials.

October 15, 2013

Link

Goldwater Scholarship

Undergraduate study in science, technology, engineering or math

January 3, 2014

January 28, 2014

Link

Hertz Graduate Fellowship

Graduate study in applied physical, biological and engineering sciences

September 30, 2013

November 1, 2013

Link

James Madison Graduate Fellowships

Graduate study in teaching American constitutional  history at the high school level

February 3, 2014

March 1, 2014

Link

Marshall Scholarship

Graduate study at any U.K. university

June 1, 2013 for institutional endorsement 5 plus September 3, 2013 for materials.

October 1, 2013

Link

Mitchell Scholarship

Graduate study at any Irish  university

June 1, 2013 for institutional endorsement 5 plus September 3, 2013 for materials.

October 1, 2013

Link 

National Science Foundation Fellowship

Graduate study in science, engineering or math

Campus deadline is one month prior to national deadlines.

Various deadlines in early November

Link

Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Undergraduate or graduate study prior to a foreign service career

January 3, 2014

January 20, 2014* (grad) or February 6, 2014*(undergrad)

Link

Rhodes Scholarship

Graduate study at the University of Oxford (U.K.)

June 1, 2013 for institutional endorsement 5 plus September 4, 2013 for materials.

October 2, 2013

Link

Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Graduate study for new Americans

October 7, 2013

November 8, 2013

Link

Truman Scholarship

Graduate study for public service careers (Must apply as a junior.)

December 1, 2013 for institutional endorsement 5 plus January 6, 2014 for materials.

February 4, 2014

Link

Udall Scholarship

Undergraduate study for careers related to the environment

February 3, 2014

March 5, 2014

Link

Watson Fellowship

Post grad 4  exploration of a long-demonstrated passion.

September 24, 2013

November 6, 2013

Link

Table Notes and Definitions:

1 Campus Deadline: All materials (including application, essays, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and other supporting materials) must be submitted  to the office of postgraduate fellowships by 12:00 noon on this deadline. If you or your designees do not submit materials by this deadline, your application may be disqualified.

2 National Deadline: All materials (including application, essays, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and other supporting materials) must be submitted  to the national award program by this deadline. If you or your designees do not submit materials by this deadline, your application will be disqualified. Note: National deadlines marked with an asterisk (*) are current best estimates, based on the last deadline.

3 Websites: Please refer to the program’s website for the most current requirements and deadlines.

4 Post grad: an award that is undertaken immediately after the bachelor’s degree and before a graduate program or long-term career. Also called a “gap year.”

5 Institutional endorsements: An institutional endorsement is a letter from the college, which states that a student is an official applicant for an award. In cases where there is a long screening process, the institutional endorsement is due well before the rest of the materials.

Boren Fellowship or Scholarship

Sponsor: U.S. Government

Purpose: NSEP Boren Fellowships and Scholarships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. interests, and  enable U.S. students to pursue specialization in area and language study or to add an international dimension to their education.  It is hoped that recipients of Boren awards will comprise an ever-growing cadre of experts whose enriched educational and professional experiences will enable them to provide leadership and direction in our national commitment to economic growth, international peace and security, and the promotion of democracy abroad.

Amount: The maximum level of support for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000. A maximum of $12,000 per semester for up to two semesters ($24,000 total) is available for overseas study. A maximum of $12,000 is available for a program of domestic only study.

Length of funding: minimum of one semester and a maximum of two academic years

Min. requirements:

  1. U.S. citizen
  2. Either enrolled in or applying to a graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university
  3. Including a plan for language study in a modern language other than English in your application.

Additional criteria: NSEP Boren Fellowship support may not be used for study of French or Spanish unless such language instruction is at an advanced level or combined with the study of applied science or engineering.

The NSEP service requirement stipulates that an award recipient work in the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, State, or the Intelligence Community. If, after making a full and good faith effort (according to conditions and rules established by NSEP), an award recipient demonstrates to NSEP that no appropriate position is available in one of these agencies, he or she may work in any U.S. federal department or agency. There is also an expectation that NSEP Boren Fellows will use the language or regional expertise acquired as a result of the award in their work for the U.S. government.

Subject restrictions: NSEP Boren Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). Study of the countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand is excluded.

National deadline: January 31, 2013 (Fellowship) and February 13, 2013 (Scholarship)

Campus deadline:  January 7 2013 at 12:00 Noon (Fellowship)  and January 21, 2013 at 12:00 Noon (Scholarship)

Comments: Successful applications generally include a significant overseas component. See website for list of preferred countries and languages.

Websites: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship or http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship

Citizenship: U.S.

Min. GPA: not listed, usually 3.5 or better.

Class year: Senior for the Boren Fellowship; Juniors for the Boren Scholarship.

Fields of study:

  • Engineering
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities and the Arts

Foreign/Domestic:

  • Foreign
  • Domestic

Carnegie Junior Fellows

Sponsor: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Purpose: Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates in Washington D.C.

Amount: $3,000 per month. A full benefits package is also provided.

Length of funding: 1 year fellowship.

Min. requirements: 3.7 GPA and either U.S. Citizenship or eligibility to work in US.

Add. criteria: Applications are judged on the quality of the written essay, related academic study and/or work experience, grades, recommendations, and personal interviews.

Subject restrictions: non-proliferation, democracy building, trade, US leadership, China-related issues and Russian/Eurasian studies.

National deadline:  January 15, 2013

Campus deadline:  December 15, 2012  at  12:00 Noon

Comments: Only two students from Union are selected to apply each year. Submit your full application to Lynn Evans by 12 noon on the campus deadline in order to be considered by Union College.

Website: http://www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrFellows

Min. GPA: 3.700

Class year:

  • Senior

Fields of study:

  • Engineering
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities and the Arts

Foreign/Domestic:

  • Domestic

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)

Sponsor: German government

Purpose: Provides young Americans with an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany.

Amount: Full-year scholarship includes round-trip transatlantic flight, university tuition, language training, living stipend, and program-related travel costs in Germany. The program begins in July and includes two months of intensive German language training in Germany (no prior German language knowledge required), four months of classroom instruction at a German university or college of applied sciences, and a five-month internship in a participant’s career field.

Length of funding: 12 months.

Min. requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and 18-24 years old at the beginning of the program.

Subject restrictions: business, vocational, scientific, engineering, technical, and agricultural fields, though applicants from all fields are encouraged to apply.

National deadline:  December 1,2012

Campus deadline:  November 1, 2012

Website: http://www.cdsintl.org/fellowshipsabroad/cbyx.php

Min. GPA: not listed but typically 3.2 or better

Class year:

  • Senior

Fields of study:

  • Engineering
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities and the Arts

Foreign/Domestic:

  • Foreign

DAAD Graduate Scholarship for Study/Research in Germany

Sponsor: Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)

Purpose: To enhance German Studies at American and Canadian universities and promote international academic relations and cooperation by offering mobility for students.

Amount: Monthly stipends range from € 795 to € 975 depending on the level of academic advancement. DAAD provides each scholarship recipient with a lump sum between € 520 and € 1,022.58, to defray travel expenses. DAAD pays the costs of health, accident and liability insurance with a German insurance company, less € 10.23 per month to be paid by the scholarship holder.

Length of funding: Up to 2 years.

Min. requirements: Applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens enrolled full-time in a degree program at an accredited US or Canadian university. Foreign nationals may be able to apply if they have been full-time graduate students at an accredited US or Canadian university for more than one academic year at the time of application.

Add. criteria:

Subject restrictions: Applicants must have a well-defined study or research project that makes a stay in the Federal Republic of Germany essential. All academic fields are welcome with the exception of dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and veterinary medicine.

National deadline:  multiple deadlines. See website for details.

Campus deadline:  one month prior to National Deadline

Website: http://www.daad.org/page/scholarship/index.v3page

Min. GPA: not listed but typically 3.5 or better

Class year:

  • Senior

Fields of study:

  • Engineering
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities and the Arts

Foreign/Domestic:

  • Foreign

Davis Projects for Peace

Sponsor: Davis Foundation

Purpose:  Davis Projects for Peace, is an invitation to undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer of 2010. The projects judged to be the most promising and do-able will be funded at $10,000 each. The objective is to encourage and support today's motivated youth to create and tryout their own ideas for building peace.

Amount: $10,000

Length of funding: Summer

Min. requirements: Enrolled, full time undergraduate at Union College.

National deadline:  February 10, 2013

Campus deadline:  January 10, 2013 at 12:00 Noon

Website: http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org

Class year:

  • any undergraduate

Foreign/Domestic:

  • Either Foreign or Domestic

 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships

Sponsor: Ford Foundation

Purpose: The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. To facilitate this goal the Fellowship grants awards at the Predoctoral, Dissertation and, Postdoctoral levels to students whom demonstrate excellence, a commitment to diversity and, a desire to enter the professorate.

Amount: Annual stipend of $20,000 plus tuition

Length of funding: Three years funding, to be used within five years.

Min. requirements: U.S. citizen or national. Member of the following groups: Alaska Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian/Micronesian), Puerto Ricans.

Add. criteria:

Subject restrictions:Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs in selected academic disciplines. A comprehensive list of eligible fields of study is listed on the

National deadline:  November 12, 2012

Campus deadline:  October 12, 2012 at 12:00 Noon

Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_047958

Citizenship: U.S.

Min. GPA: 3.700

Class year:

  • Senior

Fields of study:

  • Engineering
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Foreign/Domestic:

  • Domestic

Fulbright Grants

Sponsor: U.S. Government & Institute of International Education

Purpose: The U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, and developing professionals and artists opportunities for instructional experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations.

Amount: These grants generally provide round-trip transportation; book and research allowances; maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; supplemental health and accident insurance; tuition, in some cases; and language or orientation courses, where appropriate.

Length of funding: approximately one year.

Min. requirements: U.S. citizen

National deadline: October 17, 2012

Campus deadline:  September 17, 2012 at 12:00 noon (All materials except language evaluations are due by the campus deadline. The Office of Postgraduate Fellowships will arrange for any necessary language evaluations.)

Comments: proposals for graduate study, teaching assistantships and research are accepted.

Website: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html and http://us.fulbrightonline.org/types-of-grants   

For the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships, see http://us.fulbrightonline.org/types-of-grants and http://us.fulbrightonline.org/uploads/files/eta/2013%20ETA%20Chart.pdf

For the Fulbright Full grant (for research or graduate study), see http://us.fulbrightonline.org/types-of-grants and http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/regions

Citizenship: U.S.

Class year:

  • Senior

Fields of study:

  • Engineering
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities and the Arts

Foreign/Domestic:

  • Foreign

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Purpose: Enables outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a person's intellectual ability, leadership capacity and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others.

Amount: Full coverage of costs of attending Cambridge University.

Length of funding: multi-year.

Min. requirements: Admission to Cambridge University & under 30 years old.

Add. criteria: Union College institutional endorsement.

National deadline:  October 16, 2012

Campus deadline: June 1, 2012 for institutional endorsement plus September 4, 2012 for all other application materials.

Comments: Student must complete the full application to Cambridge along with the scholarship application. Only students admitted to Cambridge will then be considered for the scholarship.

Website: http://www.gatesscholar.org

Citizenship: yes

Min. GPA: 3.700

Class year:

  • Senior

Fields of study:

  • Engineering
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities and the Arts

Foreign/Domestic:

  • Foreign

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Sponsor: Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Fund

Purpose: The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.

Amount: Up to a maximum of $7,500 annually.

Length of funding: Junior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of two years of scholarship support, and Senior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of scholarship support.

Min. requirements: U.S. citizen, full-time matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education.

Add. criteria: Union College highly recommends students with excellent GPAs and research experience apply.

Subject restrictions: Mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

National deadline: January 26, 2013

Campus deadline: January 3, 2013 at 12:00 Noon

Comments: Only four students from Union are selected to apply each year. Submit your full application to Lynn Evans by 12 noon on the local deadline (above) in order to be considered by Union College.

Website: http://www.act.org/goldwater

Citizenship: yes

Min. GPA: 3.700

Class year:

  • Sophomore
  • Junior

Fields of study:

  • Engineering
  • Physical and Natural Sciences

Foreign/Domestic:

  • Domestic

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Sponsor: Hertz Foundation

Purpose: To support the graduate education of America's most promising technical talent, the Ph.D.-directed effort of the young men and women who can be expected to have the greatest impact on the application of the physical sciences to human problems during the next half-century.

Amount: Annual stipend of $31,000 plus tuition.

Length of funding: Up to five years.

Min. requirements: Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency.

Add. criteria: The Hertz Foundation permits its Fellows to hold tenure of their Fellowships only at selected schools.  A list of tenable schools is available at the Foundation's web site.

Subject restrictions: Applied physical sciences.

National deadline: October 27, 2012

Campus deadline: September 27, 2012 at 12:00 Noon

Website: http://www.hertzfoundation.org/dx/fellowships/fellowshipaward.aspx

Citizenship: yes

Min. GPA: 3.700

Class year:

  • Senior

Fields of study:

  • Engineering
  • Physical and Natural Sciences

Foreign/Domestic:

  • Domestic

James Madison Fellowship

Sponsor: James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

Purpose: To honor James Madison's legacy and Madisonian principles by providing support for graduate study that focuses on the United States Constitution.

Amount: Up to $24,000 pro-rated over the period of study.

Length of funding: Up to 2 academic years.

Min. requirements: U.S. citizen or U.S. national who is currently a teacher, or plans to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7-12).

Subject restrictions: American history, American government, and/or social studies.

National deadline:  March 1, 2013

Campus deadline: February 1, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Comments: After earning a master's degree, each James Madison Fellow must teach American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12 for no less than one year for each full academic year of study under the fellowship.

Website: http://www.jamesmadison.com

Citizenship: U.S.

Class year:

  • Senior

Fields of study:

  • Social Sciences

Foreign/Domestic:

  • Domestic

Marshall Scholarship

Sponsor: Her Majesty's Government (FCO), U.K.

Purpose: To express Britain’s enduring gratitude to the American people for the Marshall Plan. Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom.

Amount: University fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.

Length of funding: Up to 2 years.

Min. requirements: U.S. citizen who holds a first degree from an accredited four- year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA of 3.7.

Add. criteria: Union College institutional endorsement.

Subject restrictions: None.

National deadline:  October 1, 2012

Campus deadline:  September 4, 2012 at 12:00 Noon

Comments: Institutional endorsement is required. You must apply for an institutional endorsement by June 1, 2012.

Website: http://www.marshallscholarship.org

Citizenship: yes

Min. GPA: 3.700

Class year:

  • Senior

Fields of study:

  • Engineering
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities and the Arts

Foreign/Domestic:

  • Foreign

George G. Mitchell Scholarship

Sponsor: US-Ireland Alliance

Purpose: The Mitchell Scholarships are to enable American citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 to study at universities on the island of Ireland, and are intended to familiarize and engage the next generation of America's leaders with the island of Ireland.

Amount: tuition and housing for one year along with international travel and a living expenses stipend.

Length of funding: One year.

Min. requirements: U.S. citizen, age 18 but not yet 30 on October 1, 2010

Add. criteria: Union College institutional endorsement.

Subject restrictions:None.

National deadline: October 2, 2012

Campus deadline:  September 4, 2012 at 12:00 Noon

Comments: Institutional endorsement is required. You must apply for an institutional endorsement by June 1, 2012.

Website: http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=34

Citizenship: U.S.

Min. GPA: 3.700

Class year:

  • Senior

Fields of study:

  • Engineering
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities and the Arts

Foreign/Domestic:

  • Foreign

NSF Graduate Fellowship

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Purpose: To ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, mathematics, and engineering in the United States and to reinforce its diversity.

Amount: Annual stipend of $27,500, and an annual cost-of-education allowance of $10,500.

Length of funding: Three years.

Min. requirements: U.S. citizen or national, or permanent resident alien of the United States.

Add. criteria: Union College highly recommends students with excellent GPAs and research experience apply.

Subject restrictions: Mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science and the philosophy of science, and research-based PhD degrees in science education.

National deadline: November 1 - 7, 2012

Campus deadline: optional

Comments: Students are requested to provide a copy of their application to the contact address below but must submit the application on their own.

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201&org=NSF

Citizenship: U.S.

Min. GPA: 3.700

Class year:

  • Senior

Fields of study:

  • Engineering
  • Physical and Natural Sciences

Foreign/Domestic:

  • Foreign
  • Domestic

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Sponsor: Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (United States Department of State)

Purpose: The program seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds, who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.

Amount: The fellowship award includes tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during the junior and senior years of college and during the first year of graduate study with reimbursement for books and round-trip travel.

Length of funding: Three years.

Min. requirements: U.S. Citizen

Add. criteria: The Fellow must commit to pursuing a graduate degree in international studies at one of the graduate schools identified by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

National deadline: January 29, 2013

Campus deadline: January 3, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Websites: http://woodrow.org/fellowships/pickering/

Citizenship: U.S.

Class year:

  • Junior
  • Senior

Fields of study:

  • Social Sciences

Foreign/Domestic:

  • Foreign
  • Domestic

Rhodes Scholarship

Sponsor: Rhodes Scholarship Trust

Purpose: Bring able students from throughout the English-speaking world and beyond to study at Oxford University to aid in the promotion of international understanding and peace.

Amount: All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees.

Length of funding: Two years with the possibility of renewal for a third year.

Min. requirements: U.S. citizen at least 18 but not yet 24 years of age.

Add. criteria: Four standards by which prospective Rhodes Scholars should be judged:

(1) literary and scholastic attainments;

(2) energy to use one’s talents to the full;

(3) truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship;

(4) moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.

Subject restrictions:None.

National deadline: October 3, 2012

Campus deadline:  September 4, 2012 at 12:00 Noon

Comments: Institutional endorsement is required. You must apply for an institutional endorsement by June 1, 2012.

Website: http://www.rhodesscholar.org/

Citizenship: U.S. & Canada. Rhodes Scholarships are available for citizens of some other countries. Please see the website for a list of participating countries.

Min. GPA: 3.800

Class year:

  • Senior

Fields of study:

  • Engineering
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities and the Arts

Foreign/Domestic:

  • Foreign

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Sponsor: Paul and Daisy Soros

Purpose: To provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields.

Amount: A maintenance grant of $20,000, and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended.

Length of funding: Up to two years.

Min. requirements: Any student who (1) is a resident alien; i.e., holds a Green Card or, (2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen or (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens, has a bachelor's degree or is in her/his final year of undergraduate study, and not older than thirty years of age as of the application deadline.

Add. criteria:

Subject restrictions:None.

National deadline:  November 9, 2012

Campus deadline: October 9, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Website: http://www.pdsoros.org/

Citizenship: no

Min. GPA: 3.700

Class year:

  • Senior

Fields of study:

  • Engineering
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities and the Arts

Foreign/Domestic:

  • Foreign
  • Domestic

Truman Scholarship

Sponsor: Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

Purpose: To find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the non-profit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.

Amount: $30,000.

Length of funding: Up to one year.

Min. requirements: U.S. citizen or national.  Be in the upper quarter of junior class.

Add. criteria: Union College institutional endorsement.

Subject restrictions: public service.

National deadline: February 5, 2013

Campus deadline:  January 4, 2013 at  12:00 PM

Comments: Institutional endorsement is required. You must apply for an institutional endorsement by December 1, 2012. Only four students from each participating institution are nominated to apply each year.

Comments: Public service commitment of 3 years following competition of graduate degrees is required.

Website: http://www.truman.gov

Citizenship: yes

Min. GPA: 3.600

Class year:

  • Junior

Fields of study:

  • Engineering
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities and the Arts

Foreign/Domestic:

  • Foreign
  • Domestic

Morris K. Udall Scholarship

Sponsor: Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation

Purpose: To increase awareness of the nation's natural resources.

Amount: Up to $5,000.

Length of funding: One year

Min. requirements: U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident alien, matriculated as a sophomore or junior at accredited institution of higher education.

Add. criteria: demonstrated commitment to the environment. Union College institutional endorsement required. Only six students from each participating institution are nominated to apply each year.

Subject restrictions:none.

National deadline: March 1, 2013

Campus deadline: February 1, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Website: http://www.udall.gov

Citizenship: yes

Min. GPA: 3.000

Class year:

  • Sophomore
  • Junior

Fields of study:

  • Engineering
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities and the Arts

Foreign/Domestic:

  • Domestic

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

Sponsor: Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Foundation

Purpose: To give college graduates of unusual promise the freedom to engage in a year of independent study and travel abroad following their graduation.

Amount: $25,000

Length of funding: one year.

Min. requirements: Graduating senior at a participating institution (college or university).

Add. criteria: Union College institutional endorsement

Subject restrictions: None

National deadline: November 1, 2012

Campus deadline: September 24, 2011 at 12:00 noon

Comments: Only four students from Union are selected to apply each year. Submit your full application by 12 noon on the campus deadline (above) in order to be considered by the Union College Watson committee.

Website: http://watsonfellowship.org

Citizenship: none

Min. GPA: none

Class year:

  • Senior

Fields of study:

  • Engineering
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities and the Arts

Foreign/Domestic:

  • Foreign