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Fellowship and Scholarship Descriptions


Contact Dr. Darra Mulderry,  Director of National and International Fellowships, at mulderry@providence.edu for more information.

Beinecke Scholarship

The Beinecke Scholarship seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study. Since 1975 the program has selected more than 355 college juniors from 96 different schools for support during graduate study at any accredited university.

Fields
Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences

Eligibility

  • Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career.
  • Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree during the 2019-20 academic year. “Junior” means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2020 and August 2021.
  • Plan to enter a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences. [Note: students in the social sciences who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply for a Beinecke Scholarship.]
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during his or her undergraduate years. Primary evidence of meeting this criterion is a student’s history of receiving need-based institutional, state, or federal grants-in-aid. An institutional financial aid officer will be required to complete a Financial Data Sheet certifying that the student meets this criterion. During the selection process, the amount of financial need will be one of the factors considered with preference being given to candidates for whom the awarding of a scholarship would significantly increase the likelihood of the student’s being able to attend graduate school.

Amount
Each Beinecke scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships, and research grants. Scholars are encouraged to begin graduated study as soon as possible following graduation from college, and must utilize all of the funding within five years of completion of undergraduate studies.

Application Process

Campus deadline is Jan. 14, 2020. Candidates must be nominated by Providence College. National deadline is mid-February, 2020. Contact Dr. Darra Mulderry, Director of National and International Fellowships, at mulderry@providence.edu for more information.

Boren Fellowships and Scholarships

Boren Fellowships (for graduate study) and Boren Scholarships (for undergraduate study) are initiatives of the U.S. National Security Education program. Boren Graduate Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Scholarships support study and research in areas of the world that are considered especially critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in the same world regions deemed critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Field
Unrestricted, however, applicants should have an interest in world affairs, cultures, or languages; or international research interests/internships.

Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Planning an overseas program that meets home institution’s standards in a country outside of  Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. Boren Fellowships are not for study in the United States.
  • Boren Scholarships: Matriculated in an undergraduate degree program located within the United States accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Boren Scholars must remain matriculated in their undergraduate programs for the duration of the scholarship and may not graduate until the scholarship is complete.
  • Boren Fellowships: Either matriculated in or applying to a graduate degree program at a U.S. college or university located within the United States and accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Boren Fellows must remain matriculated in their graduate programs for the duration of the fellowship and may not graduate until the fellowship is complete.

Amount
Boren Graduate Fellowships provide support for overseas or domestic study, or a combination of both. The maximum level of support for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000 over twenty-four months.
Boren Scholarships award up to $8,000 for summer programs; up to $10,000 for one-semester programs; and up to $20,000 for four to six months of study.

Application Process

The campus deadline to apply is January 14, 2020. National deadline is February 5, 2020 for undergraduates and January 30, 2020 for graduate students. Contact Dr. Darra Mulderry,  Director of National and International Fellowships, at mulderry@providence.edu for more information.

Critical Language Scholarships

A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer 2020.

Field
Unrestricted

Eligibility

  • Applications accepted from freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors.
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college course-work by program start date.

Selection details
Expert readers and panelists are asked to review applicants on his or her level of commitment and intent to continue language study after the Critical Language Scholarship Program, in addition to previous academic coursework and language study. Applicants are also encouraged to clearly articulate how the study of a critical language is linked to future academic or professional goals. Selection will also be based on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate maturity and readiness for a challenging academic and international experience.

Amount
All Critical Language Scholarship Program costs are covered for scholarship recipients. This includes travel between the student’s US home city and program location, mandatory pre-departure orientation costs, applicable visa fees, room, board, program-sponsored travel within country, and all entrance fees for program activities.

Application Process
The deadline to apply is Nov. 14, 2019.

DAAD Scholarships in Germany

The DAAD Scholarship for Study in Germany Generic is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. Fourteen international offices provide information as well as financial support to over 57,000 highly-qualified students and faculty per year for international research and study. Highly qualified graduating seniors (fourth or final year of undergraduate students in Canada) or those who have received an undergraduate degree of all disciplines may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a year of independent study or a full Master’s degree program at a German university.

Field
Unrestricted

Eligibility

  • Applications accepted from seniors, post-grads, current graduate students.
  • Be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent residents.
  • Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students at an accredited U.S. or Canadian University for at least two years at the time of application.
  • At the time of application, applicants may not be living in Germany for a period of more than one year.
  • Applicants for Master’s programs should have a study proposal explaining why a particular program has been chosen and how it will further the applicant’s educational and career goals.
  • Applicants for independent study are expected to have a well-defined study or research project that makes a stay in Germany essential and should have an invitation from an academic partner at a German university or research institution.
  • Applicants in the arts, humanities, and social sciences should have a good command of German.

Amount
Graduate study scholarships are granted for one academic year, 10 months, with the possibility of a one-year extension for students completing a full degree program in Germany. Monthly stipends are approximately €750. DAAD will cover health insurance and provide a flat rate subsidy for travel costs (US East: €775 / West: €1025; Canada East: €925 / West: €1,300).

Application Process
The deadlines to apply are Nov. 1 and 15 based on field of study. Contact Dr. Darra Mulderry,  Director of National and International Fellowships, at mulderry@providence.edu for more information.

Fulbright Fellowships for Students and Recent Alumni

The Fulbright program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

Field
Unrestricted, however, you must propose a research project, enroll in a graduate study program, or serve as an English teaching assistant abroad.

Eligibility

  • Applications accepted from seniors, alumni, and students in certain graduate programs.
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • B. A. degree or the equivalent conferred before the start of the grant
  • Are thinking of studying, assistant-teaching English, or conducting research abroad

Amount
Full Grant benefits for Study/Research and English Teaching Assistantships include:

  • Round-trip transportation to the host country
  • Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country
  • Limited health benefits based on the cost of living in the host country


Application Process
The campus deadline is Sept. 15, 2019. The national deadline is Oct. 9, 2019. If you are applying through Providence College, your Fulbright Program Adviser (FPA), Dr. Mulderry, will arrange for a campus committee interview. For more information on how to apply please view the application process guidelines.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students from outside the UK to study at the University of Cambridge. The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

Field
Unrestricted, however, applicants must be interested in pursuing one of the following: a PhD (three year research-only degree), one year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.), or MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree) at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.

Eligibility

  • Applications accepted from seniors and post-grads.
  • Intellectual ability
  • Leadership capacity
  • A person’s 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
  • A good fit between the abilities and aspirations of the applicant and what the University of Cambridge can offer in its graduate program
  • All applicants for the scholarship apply for and gain admission to the University of Cambridge.

Amount
A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge, namely:

  • The University Composition Fee and College fees at the appropriate rate.
  • A maintenance allowance for a single student.
  • One economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course.
  • A discretionary contribution towards the costs of supporting dependents at Cambridge (upon application).


Application Process
The deadline to apply is Oct. 9, 2019.

Gilman Scholarships

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.

Field
Unrestricted

Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the U.S. (including both two-year and four-year institutions)
  • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship;
  • Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least two weeks for community college students and three weeks for students from four-year institutions, in a single country and eligible for credit from the student’s home institution. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement;
  • Be proposing to study in a country not currently under a Travel Warning issued by the United States Department of State* or otherwise determined ineligible for program participation.

Amount
Awards of up to $5,000 for study abroad program expenses (airfare, tuition, room and board, etc.) Critical Need Language Awards of $8,000 for students studying languages deemed critical to foreign relations by U.S. Department of State.

Application Process
National deadline is Oct. 1, 2019, for support of spring 2020 programs, and early March 2020 for summer 2020 programs.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

The purpose of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, as stated in the enabling legislation, is to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. A more realistic statement of the purpose, in today’s terms, is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to those fields of academic study and research.

Field
Sciences, applicants must be interested in pursuing careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields. Students who plan to study medicine are eligible for a Goldwater Scholarship only if they plan a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in a private practice.

Eligibility

  • Be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education during the 2019–20 academic year. “Sophomore” is defined as a student who plans two more years of full-time undergraduate study beginning September 2019. Sophomore nominees can expect to receive a maximum of two years of support. Students in two-year colleges who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate program at another institution may be nominated. “Junior” is defined as a student who plans one more year of full-time undergraduate study beginning September 2018. Junior nominees can expect to receive a maximum of one year of support.
  • Have a college grade-point average of at least “B” (or the equivalent) and be in the upper fourth of his or her class.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or, in the case of nominees from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands, a United States national.

Amount
Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. 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.

Application Process
The campus deadline is Nov. 15, 2019. The national deadline is the last Friday in January. Contact Dr. Darra Mulderry,  Director of National and International Fellowships, at mulderry@providence.edu for more information.

James Madison Memorial Fellowship

Through a national competition, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers James Madison Fellowships to a select group of individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution.

Field
Humanities, including History, or any of the Social Sciences, however, you much be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7-12). Teaching obligation required after completing the fellowship.

Eligibility

  • Applications accepted from seniors and post-grads.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
  • Be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7-12).
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree or plan to receive a bachelor’s degree no later than Aug. 31 of the year in which you are applying.
  • Wait at least three years from the time that any previous graduate degree was awarded before applying for a James Madison Fellowship.

Amount
The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the individual period of study. Fellowship payments cover the actual costs of tuition, required fees, books, and room and board but cannot exceed $12,000 per academic year. Normally, Fellows receive less than these maximum amounts.

Application Process
The deadline to apply is March 1, 2020.

The Humanity in Action Summer Fellowship Programs

Humanity in Action is an international educational organization that educates, inspires and connects a global network of students, young professionals and established leaders committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship.

In the summer (Northern hemisphere), Humanity in Action brings together students and young professionals from diverse democratic nations to ponder the values of human dignity and moral responsibility for the protection of the rights of minorities. Humanity in Action programs:

  • Engage student leaders in histories of resistance to institutionalized violations of minority rights in democratic countries;
  • Promote the growth and development of young professionals dedicated to protecting human dignity and the rights of minorities;
  • Build a multi-national, intergenerational network of present and emerging leaders in diverse professional fields who share these commitments.

Program Dates and Locations
Early June to early July, 2020: Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo, and Warsaw
Early July to early August, 2020: Atlanta and Detroit, U.S.A.

Characteristics of Successful Candidates and Fellows
Humanity in Action seeks candidates who are passionate about active and responsible citizenship, diversity and human rights. The Detroit Fellowship places particular emphasis on solutions in civic engagement to longstanding challenges. Therefore, we seek Fellows who have the creativity to develop initiatives in activism, social business, public policy and the arts for Detroit and other urban communities.

Advisory
The programs are a testing ground for thinking anew with others about complex issues of diversity in historical and contemporary terms. The programs focus, through educational seminars and site visits, on vulnerable populations and the unfulfilled goals of just democratic societies. The programs do not engage in on-the-ground training for political activism although some programs emphasize campaigns to fight prejudice through social media.

Applicants should know that the programs are intensely challenging on intellectual, social, and emotional levels. Full-time commitment is required from every participant during the four weeks of the program. The Humanity in Action groups in each country represent, on a small scale, the larger societies to which individuals belong. We expect respectful debate and dissent as minority opinions are aired. To probe these matters and engage in learning and growth, the programs expect and require maturity, openness, hard work and a generosity of spirit from each of the Fellows.

Successful Humanity in Action candidates and Fellows possess the following characteristics:

Intellectual Curiosity: Humanity in Action seeks candidates who are eager to discuss–in international groups–a range of historical and contemporary topics that drive, challenge and impact diverse societies. This means that Fellows should be eager to stretch their understanding of these issues beyond their own national contexts and specific fields of study.

Collaborative Spirit: Humanity in Action seeks candidates who thrive in collaborative settings and enjoy discussing challenging issues in culturally and internationally diverse groups. Humanity in Action’s pedagogy is based upon collective and intellectually demanding discussion with speakers, peers and host families. Fellows must possess the social maturity and skills to discuss sensitive topics.

Open-Mindedness: Humanity in Action seeks candidates who are open to challenging their personal convictions and eager to explore international perspectives on diversity. The Humanity in Action Fellowship is not a program that serves to confirm the assumptions of beliefs already held by its Fellows. Instead, the program intends to broaden and stretch the Fellows’ understanding of complex human rights issues.

Entrepreneurial Drive: Humanity in Action seeks candidates who are entrepreneurial and innovative in developing Action Projects and careers as active and responsible citizens.

Application Process
Campus deadline, Dec. 1, 2019, and national deadline, Jan. 7, 2020. Contact Dr. Darra Mulderry,  Director of National and International Fellowships, at mulderry@providence.edu for more information.

Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom in any field of study. Up to forty scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at a U.K. institution.

Field
Unrestricted

Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Hold their first undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. by the time they use the scholarship and after April 2016.
  • A grade point average of not less than 3.7 (or A-) on their undergraduate degree (exceptions will be considered only on the specific recommendation of the sponsoring college)
  • Not have studied for, or hold a degree or degree-equivalent qualification from a British University

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. The traditional Marshall Scholarship is tenable for two academic years (i.e. 22 months), but may be extended by the Commission, though not beyond the end of a third academic year. There are also a limited number of one-year Marshall Scholarships available.

Application Process
Campus deadline is Sept. 1, 2019. Institutional endorsement required. National deadline is Oct. 1, 2019. Contact Dr. Darra Mulderry,  Director of National and International Fellowships, at mulderry@providence.edu for more information.

Mitchell Scholars Program (Ireland)

The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former U.S. Senator George Mitchell’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service.

Field
Unrestricted. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Applicants are judged on three criteria:

  • scholarship
  • leadership
  • sustained commitment to community and public service

Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizen (permanent residents and U.S. Nationals are not eligible)
  • Be at least 18 years of age, but not yet 30 years by Sept. 30
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

Amount
The Mitchell Scholars program provides:

  • tuition
  • accommodations
  • a living expense stipend
  • international travel stipend


Application Process
Campus deadline is Sept. 1, 2019. National deadline is Sept. 27, 2019. Contact Dr. Darra Mulderry,  Director of National and International Fellowships, at mulderry@providence.edu for more information.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Fellowships

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF’s mission.

Field
Sciences, Social Sciences, or Interdisciplinary Fields

Eligibility

  • Applications accepted from seniors and post-grads.
  • The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.
  • The fellowship is intended for individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident alien
  • Be in a research-focused Master’s or Ph.D. program in an NSF-supported field
  • Be attending an accredited United States institution
  • Have completed no more than twelve months of full-time graduate study (or the equivalent)

Amount
The fellowship provides three years of support, a $30,000 annual stipend, a $10,500 cost-of-education allowance, international research and professional development opportunities. Participants will also have TeraGrid Supercomputer access.

Application Process
The application deadlines run from Oct. 21, 2019 through Oct. 25, 2019 depending on field of study. All reference letters must be received by Nov. 1, 2019.

Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international educational fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford.

Field
Unrestricted

Eligibility

  • Applications accepted from seniors.
  • There are four criteria by which prospective Rhodes Scholars are to be selected:
    • Literary and scholastic attainments
    • Energy to use one’s talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports
    • Truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship
    • Moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.

Amount
Election to the Rhodes Scholarship is normally for two or three years, depending upon the degree program pursued by the Scholar. A Scholarship, including required University and college fees and a stipend for living expenses, may be renewed, at the complete discretion of the Rhodes Trustees, for a third year for those pursuing a doctoral degree and whose progress is deemed satisfactory. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar’s behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. Each Scholar receives in addition a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Rhodes Trustees cover the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford.

Application Process
The campus deadline is Sept. 1. Institutional endorsement is required. National deadline is the first Wednesday of October. Contact Dr. Darra Mulderry,  Director of National and International Fellowships, at mulderry@providence.edu for more information.

Rotary Club Scholarships

Rotary clubs offer scholarships for secondary, undergraduate, or graduate study. Rotary club scholarships are given by individual clubs and are open to anyone except Rotary members and their families. Contact your local club for application information and eligibility requirements.

Find your local Rotary club

Rotary Foundation Scholarships

The Rotary Foundation offers scholarships for college graduates and professionals to study peace and conflict resolution or water and sanitation.

Rotary peace fellowships are available to candidates who want to participate in a master’s degree or certificate program at one of our six partner universities. Learn about Rotary peace fellowship eligibility requirements and restrictions.

Foundation water scholarships are available to candidates who have already been admitted to one of IHE Delft Institute for Water Education eligible 18-month Master of science degree programs. Learn about the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education scholarship application process. 

Schwarzman Scholarship

The Schwarzman Scholars Program is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

Field
Public Policy, Economics and Business, and International Studies

Eligibility

  • Must have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university by Aug. 1, 2020
  • Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age.
  • Applicants must possess strong English skills.

Amount
The extraordinary students selected to become Schwarzman Scholars will receive a comprehensive scholarship. It will include:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Room and board
  • Travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year
  • An in-country study tour
  • Required course books and supplies
  • Lenovo laptop and smartphone
  • Health insurance
  • A personal stipend of $3,500

With a $450 million endowment, Schwarzman Scholars will be the single largest philanthropic effort ever undertaken in China by largely international donors.

Application Process
Campus deadline is Sept. 1, 2019. National deadline is Sept. 26, 2019. Contact Dr. Darra Mulderry,  Director of National and International Fellowships, at mulderry@providence.edu for more information.

SMART Scholarship

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.

Field
Sciences, applicants must be pursuing a degree in, or closely related to, a specific list of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. See program website for a complete list.

Eligibility

  • Applications accepted from freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, post-grads who have applied to graduate school, and current graduate students.
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Students must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible.
  • Applicants for undergraduate awards must be currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university.
  • Awardees must be eligible to receive and hold a security clearance.

Amount

  • A cash award paid at a rate of $25,000 – $38,000 per year depending on prior educational experience
  • Full tuition and related education expenses
  • Health Insurance reimbursement allowance
  • Book allowance
  • Summer Internships (multi-year participants)
  • Post-Graduation Career Opportunities


Application Process
The application deadline is Dec. 1, 2019. Contact Dr. Theresa A. Moreau, Chair, Department of Engineering-Physics-Systems, at tmoreau@providence.edu for more information.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.

Field
Unrestricted

Eligibility

  • Applications accepted from seniors, post-grads, first or second year graduate students.
  • You must have status as a new American (see website for details).
  • Cannot have reached or be passed your 31st birthday as of the application date.
  • You must be a college senior in good standing or hold a bachelor’s degree.
  • Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment.
  • The program values a commitment to the constitution and the bill of rights.

Amount
Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over one to two years, and they join a strong alumni network of inspiring immigrants and children of immigrants working in a range of professional fields.

Application Process
The application deadline is Nov. 1, 2019.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

The mission of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation is to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit 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.

Field
Social Sciences, specifically, applicants should be interested in pursuing a master’s degree, a doctorate, or a professional degree such as a law degree or a Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Public Policy, or Master of International Affairs.

Eligibility

  • Applications accepted from juniors.
  • At the time of application, the applicant is a full-time student pursuing a bachelor’s degree with junior-level academic standing; has senior-level standing in their third year of college enrollment; or is a senior and a resident of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, or a Pacific Island.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen (or a U.S. national from a Pacific Island) or will receive citizenship by the date the scholarship will be awarded.
  • Additional details regarding career and graduate study interests, community service and academic record standards are available on the website.

Amount
The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields.

Application Process
The campus deadline is November 1, 2019. National deadline is the first Tuesday in February. Contact Dr. Darra Mulderry,  Director of National and International Fellowships, at mulderry@providence.edu for more information.

Udall Foundation Scholarships


The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship is dedicated to educating a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their national heritage through scholarship, fellowship, and internship programs focused on environmental and Native American issues. The Udall Foundation is also committed to promoting the principles and practices of environmental conflict resolution.

Field
Unrestricted, however, applicants must have an interest in a career related to the environment or be a Native American or Alaska Native student who is interested in a career related to tribal public policy or Native health care.

Eligibility

  • Applications accepted from sophomores and juniors.
  • Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:
    • Students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment
    • Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy
    • Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care
  • Each eligible applicant must be a matriculated sophomore or junior-level student at a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education, pursuing a bachelor’s or associate’s degree during the 2017-2018 academic year and meet the following requirements:
  • Have a college grade-point average of at least a “B” or the equivalent
  • Be pursuing full-time study during the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident

Amount

  • Up to $7,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses
  • Four-day Udall Scholars Orientation in Tucson, Arizona to meet with other Scholars, elected officials, environmental and tribal leaders
  • Access to a network of environmental, Native American health and tribal policy professionals through the Udall Alumni listserv


Application Process
The campus deadline to apply is Feb. 14, 2020. Institutional endorsement is required. National deadline is March 5, 20209. Contact Dr. Darra Mulderry,  Director of National and International Fellowships, at mulderry@providence.edu for more information.

Knight-Hennessy Scholarships of Stanford University

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford aims to prepare a new generation of global leaders with a deep academic foundation and the skills to develop creative solutions and effect positive change in the world. Under the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, each year a group of 100 high-achieving students with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment, from a wide array of backgrounds and nationalities, will receive full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford.

Field
All graduate degree programs at Stanford University are eligible.

Eligibility

  • Applications accepted from seniors and post-graduate students.
  • All citizens are welcome
  • Must have a graduation year of 2014 or later

Amount
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford University is the world’s largest fully endowed scholars program. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program funds up to three years of your graduate education. If your degree program exceeds three years, such as an MD or PhD program, then your home department will fund the remainder of your education for the duration of that program’s typical length.

As a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University, you receive:

  • A fellowship applied directly to cover your tuition and associated fees.
  • A generous stipend comprising your on-campus room and board, books and supplies, health insurance and associated fees, travel to and from Stanford, and reasonable personal expenses.

Application Process
Campus deadline is Sept. 1, 2019. National deadline is Oct. 10, 2019. Contact Dr. Darra Mulderry,  Director of National and International Fellowships, at mulderry@providence.edu for more information.