The James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence
The Office of Distinguished Scholarships
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Brief Summary of All Scholarships

OFFICE OF DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARSHIPS
General Scholarship Information

DR. GEORGE LENSING, DIRECTOR
207 Graham Memorial
Telephone: 843-7764 or 843-7757
http://www.distinguishedscholarships.unc.edu/
E-mail: distinguishedscholarships@unc.edu

In January 2000 the Provost and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, acting on the recommendation of the Chancellor's Task Force on the Intellectual Climate, created the Office of Distinguished Scholarships. The mission of this office is to provide a central location for information on distinguished scholarships for UNC students.

The Office of Distinguished Scholarships serves as an information clearinghouse for prestigious scholarship opportunities, including the Rhodes, Marshall, and Truman scholarship programs. The Office advises students on their drafts of applications, suggests interviewing strategies, and facilitates contacts with other faculty who can assist with the writing of project statements.

Scholarship Summaries:

Scholarships Requiring UNC Endorsement: 

  • The Rhodes Scholarship: A Rhodes scholarship offers the opportunity to study at Oxford University for two years, with all tuition fees paid and a living allowance provided. Thirty-two American Rhodes Scholars are selected from all over the nation to pursue a course of study of their own choosing at Oxford; students may work toward a master's degree or a second bachelor's degree. Students are selected on the basis of intellectual distinction, leadership, and service. Applicants must first receive the UNC-CH endorsement. http://www.rhodesscholar.org/
     
  • The British Marshall Scholarships: British Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of outstanding ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Appointments are made for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years. Students are selected on the basis of academic distinction and a strong potential to make a significant contribution to their future society. Forty students are selected each year. Applicants must first receive the UNC-CH endorsement. [http://www.marshallscholarship.org/]
     
  • The Mitchell Scholarships: The Mitchell Scholarships allow twelve American post-graduates to pursue one year of study at one of the nine institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland and to have an internship in Irish society. There are no restrictions concerning academic field of study. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 and demonstrate both academic distinction and potential for leadership. Applicants must first receive the UNC-CH endorsement. http://www.us-[irelandalliance.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=441]
     
  • Luce Scholarship Program: The award provides for a year's experience in Asia in an internship arranged individually for each Scholar based on his or her specific interests, background and qualifications. The scholarship provides travel and living expenses plus salary, which varies with the country of placement. The program is designed to give young leaders with no prior experience of Asia a chance to become acquainted with Asia and their Asian counterparts. Applicants must be under 30 years of age, be able to show clear evidence of leadership in their chosen field, and may NOT have had significant exposure to Asia. Applicants must first receive the UNC-CH endorsement. [http://www.hluce.org/]
     
  • Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships: Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships are awarded for one year of study at Churchill College, Cambridge, in the fields of mathematics, biology, biochemistry, physical anthropology, computer speech and language processing, computer science, physics, chemistry or mathematical statistics. This scholarship is research oriented. The award covers all fees and tuition and provides costs for international travel and a maintenance allowance. Applicants must first recieve the UNC-CH endorsement. [http://www.winstonchurchillfoundation.org/Index.html]

  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Each year the Endowment offers one-year fellowships to students who have graduated during the past academic year. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates. No one will be considered who has started graduate studies. Applicants must first recieve the UNC-CH endorsement. [http://www.carnegieendowment.org/]
     
  • Harry S. Truman Scholarships: Juniors planning careers in public service are encouraged to apply for the Truman Scholarship. Scholars selected as juniors are eligible to receive $3,000 for the senior year of undergraduate education and a total of $27,000 for graduate studies. Applicants must have a strong academic and service record and plan to pursue a graduate program geared toward public service. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, with a GPA of 3.60 or higher. Applicants must first recieve the UNC-CH endorsement. [http://www.truman.gov/]

  • The Beinecke Memorial Scholarships: The scholarship provides $32,000 to support graduate education. The student will receive an initial $2,000 during the senior year and the remaining $30,000 is distributed within a two to five year period while the student completes graduate studies. Nominees are considered for superior strength of character, intellectual ability, and sense of purpose. Applicants must be a college junior pursuing a bachelor's degree and plan to pursue graduate studies in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Financial need is strongly considered. UNC-CH may nominate one candidate. [http://www.beineckescholarship.org/]

  • The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship: The Goldwater Scholarship provides up to $7,000 per year for educational expenses to 300 juniors and seniors majoring in mathematics or sciences. The purpose of the award is to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers and advanced degrees in these fields. Juniors awarded the scholarship can expect to receive two years of support; seniors will receive one year of support. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.50 to be considered for the campus selection procedure, and must be nominated by UNC faculty.[ http://www.act.org/goldwater/]

  • Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship: Scholars will receive variable awards up to $50,000 annually for graduate study. Students must demonstrate academic distinction, leadership, and volunteerism. Financial need is also considered. Applicants must first recieve the UNC-CH endorsement.
    [http://www.jackkentcookefoundation.org/]

  • Morris K. Udall Scholarship: The Morris K. Udall scholarships provide up to $5,000, or the cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board, whichever is less, to sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated a strong academic record and outstanding potential for leadership. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to two groups of students: those who study the environment or related fields, and those with native American or native Alaskan backgrounds who study health care or tribal public policy. Applicants must first recieve the UNC-CH endorsement. [http://www.udall.gov/]

  • National Security Education Program (David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships): The National Security Education Program (NSEP) is a unique scholarship opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to gain knowledge of languages and cultures in areas of the world less frequently studied (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East). All recipients of NSEP awards must seek employment with a federal agency or office involved in national security affairs. Duration of study may be a summer, semester or a full academic year; awards range from $6,000 to $20,000 for a full academic year. Applicants must first recieve the UNC-CH endorsement. [http://www.iie.org/programs/nsep/undergraduate/default.htm]
     
  • Fulbright Grants: Fulbright Grants support graduate study and research in over 100 foreign countries. Most grants are awarded for programs of study or research that require one academic year. Eligible are U.S. citizens who will hold at least a bachelor's degree or its equivalent prior to undertaking the grant and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Fulbright Full Grants provide round-trip transportation, language or orientation courses (where appropriate), tuition, books, maintenance for one academic year, and limited health and accident insurance. For further information see Beth-Ann Kutchma, University Center for International Studies. Applicants must first recieve the UNC-CH endorsement. [www.iie.org/fulbright/us]
     
  • All USA Academic Team: USA Today's All-USA College Academic Team honors 60 undergraduates, as representatives of all outstanding students, at the nation's colleges and universities. The 20 members of the First Team will have their photographs and accomplishments published in USA Today in February and will receive a $2,500 cash award. The criteria are designed to find students who excel not only in scholarship but also in leadership roles on and off campus.
    [http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/college-team-advice.htm]

  • Steamboat Foundation Internship at Bloomberg News: The selected Steamboat Scholar will work at Bloomberg headquarters in New York assisting in reporting and writing for broadcast and print operations. Serving as a member of this elite staff, the Steamboat Scholar will contribute to Bloomberg's coverage of financial markets, individual companies, and the economy and governments in a competitive, real-time news environment.[ http://www.steamboatfoundation.org/]


Public Service Scholarships: 

  • Harry S. Truman Scholarships: Juniors planning careers in public service are encouraged to apply for the Truman Scholarship. Scholars selected as juniors are eligible to receive $3,000 for the senior year of undergraduate education and a total of $27,000 for graduate studies. Applicants must have a strong academic and service record and plan to pursue a graduate program geared toward public service. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, with a GPA of 3.60 or higher. Applicants must first recieve the UNC-CH endorsement. [http://www.truman.gov/]
  • Rotary World Peace Scholarships:The Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution offer individuals committed to peace and cooperation the opportunity to pursue a two-year master's level degree in international studies, peace studies, and conflict resolution at one of the seven Rotary Centers.http://www.rotary.org/foundation

  • Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship: Scholars will receive variable awards up to $50,000 annually for graduate study. Students must demonstrate academic distinction, leadership, and volunteerism. Financial need is also considered. Applicants must first recieve the UNC-CH endorsement.[http://www.jackkentcookefoundation.org/]

  • The North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program: The North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program is a one-year interdisciplinary fellowship program focused on community service, leadership development and reflection. Initiated in 1994, the NC Schweitzer Fellows Program is one of six such programs in the United States sponsored by the Schweitzer Fellowship. The mission of the ASF is to develop "leaders in service" - individuals who are dedicated and skilled in addressing the health needs of underserved communities, and whose example influences and inspires others. A stipend of $2000 is provided. http://www.schweitzerfellowship.org/
  • Echoing Green Public Service Fellowship: The Echoing Green Fellowship Program was created to provide social entrepreneurs who have original and compelling ideas for driving social change with the tools and resources to start new autonomous public service projects or organizations. Approximately twenty people are awarded Echoing Green Fellowships. The Fellowship includes a two-year $60,000 stipend, health-care benefits, on-line connectivity, access to the Echoing Green network of social entrepreneurs, training and technical assistance. http://www.echoinggreen.org/index.cfm

  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Fellowship Program: The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, based in Winston-Salem, NC, offers a fellowship each year for up to two years for a North Carolinian who demonstrates an interest in philanthropy, public policy, the nonprofit sector and/or community service. Fellows in years past have done very significant work with long-lasting benefits to the Foundation and the people of North Carolina. The position is salaried and includes benefits such as medical insurance. http://www.zsr.org/

  • Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship: The fellowship program is funded by the United States Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WWNFF). The Department of State seeks a Foreign Service that represents America in world affairs with citizens who reflect the diversity and excellence of our society. The program seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. http://www.woodrow.org/public-policy/undergraduate.php
     
  • Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship: The fellowship program is funded by the United States Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WWNFF). The Department of State seeks a Foreign Service that represents America in world affairs with citizens who reflect the diversity and excellence of our society. The program seeks to recruit talented Graduate students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy.http://www.woodrow.org/public-policy/graduate.php
     
  • Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship: The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship was established in 1987 to provide college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security by working with nonprofit, public-interest organizations.http://www.scoville.org/
  • The Autry Fellowship is a competitive fellowship program for recent college graduates; it provides an opportunity for a UNC graduate, from college or graduate school, to work one year as a full-time paid staff member at MDC Inc. (not an acronym). The fellowship's goal is to educate the South's future leaders in economic and social justice, thereby perpetuating the work of the late George B. Autry, MDCs founding president, who led MDC for 32 years until his death in 1999. The ideal Autry Fellow is open-minded and compassionate, curious and reflective, and deeply committed to advancing social equity and opportunity. http://www.mdcinc.org/about/autry.aspx

  • Green Corps Environmental Leadership Training Program: Green Corps is a non-profit Field School for Environmental Organizing, founded by leading environmentalists in 1992 to identify and train the next generation of environmental leaders. The program begins in August with the Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and concludes with graduation in August, the following year. 35 people are invited to participate in the program. http://www.greencorps.org/
  • The UNC Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship: Two students (one undergraduate and one graduate) per year are awarded a stipend of up to $3000 to conduct a summer internship. The Fellowship rewards students for their interest in South Asia and promotes social activism by affording students the opportunity to grow, serve and make a difference. http://mgf.uncsangam.org/
  • The Robert E. Bryan Fellowship Program is a summer Fellows program of the Carolina Center for Public Service at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fellowships are awarded to students to support innovative public service projects that address identifiable needs within North Carolina. Fellows plan, develop and work on their projects with a local community partner as well as a faculty mentor who is familiar with their topic and/or geographical area. The project can be identified by student, faculty, or the community. However it is identified, the student must be responsible for the major planning and implementation of the project. Fellows receive an award stipend of up to $3,000 to provide funding for the project and to underscore the seriousness of their work. Their faculty mentors recieve a grant award of $500.http://www.unc.edu/cps/fellowships/bryanfellows/index.html
  • The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans: The Soros Fellowships provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished new Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Fellowship provides half tution and $20,000 maintenance for two years. Candidates must be either holders of green cards, naturalized citizens, or children of naturalized citizen parents. http://www.pdsoros.org/

Science Scholarships: 

  • Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships: Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships are awarded for one year of study at Churchill College, Cambridge, in the fields of mathematics, biology, biochemistry, physical anthropology, computer speech and language processing, computer science, physics, chemistry or mathematical statistics. This scholarship is research oriented. The award covers all fees and tuition and provides costs for international travel and a maintenance allowance. Applicants must first recieve the UNC-CH endorsement. http://www.winstonchurchillfoundation.org/Index.html

  • The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship: The Goldwater Scholarship provides up to $7,000 per year for educational expenses to 300 juniors and seniors majoring in mathematics or sciences. The purpose of the award is to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers and advanced degrees in these fields. Juniors awarded the scholarship can expect to receive two years of support; seniors will receive one year of support. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.50 to be considered for the campus selection procedure, and must be nominated by UNC faculty.http://www.act.org/goldwater/
  • Hertz Foundation Scholarship: The Hertz Foundation is a private organization which provides fellowships tenable at three dozen of the nation's universities for graduate work leading to award of the Ph.D. degree in applications of the physical sciences. Each year this foundation conducts a national competition for about two dozen new fellowships. [www.hertzfoundation.org]
  • OXFORD/CAMBRIDGE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH Medical Research Scholars Program: The NIH, and Oxford and Cambridge Universities in Britain, have established a collaborative graduate program in biomedical sciences. Students typically spend 2 years in England at either school, pursuing tutorials and research on a collaborative project with an NIH intramural scientist. They then typically spend about two years in Bethesda, Maryland, continuing their thesis research project at the NIH, with doctoral degrees awarded by Oxford or Cambridge upon completion.  Students receive a stipend of $24,000 per year, health and travel benefits, and other academic support including tuition and lab fees in England and at the NIH until PhD degree completion. http://gpp.nih.gov/Applicants/ProspectiveStudents/Oxford/
    http://users.ox.ac.uk/~chri1906/index.htm
    http://gpp.nih.gov/Applicants/ProspectiveStudents/Cambridge/
    http://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/~sj304/Nih-cambridge/home.htm
  • National Science Foundation Fellowship: The National Science Foundation Fellowship offers three year-graduate research fellowships in science, mathematics and engineering for nine-hundred new or one-year graduate students. Women in Engineering and Computer and Information Science Awards are one pert of this program. Scholarships are awarded for study and research leading to a masters or doctoral degree. The stipend is $27,500 for a twelve-month tenure. [http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/a10/A10Main.htm]
     
  • Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship: Scholars will receive variable awards up to $50,000 annually for graduate study. Students must demonstrate academic distinction, leadership, and volunteerism. Financial need is also considered. Applicants must first recieve the UNC-CH endorsement. [www.jackkentcookefoundation.org]

  • Leonard M. Rieser Fellowship in Science, Technology, and Global Security: The fellowship will annually provide one-time awards of $2,500-$5,000 to between three and five undergraduate students, annually, seeking to explore the connections between science, technology, global security, and public policy (science students are especially encouraged to apply). It will be presented to students whose academic interests, extra-curricular activities, and career aspirations demonstrate a significant interest in the role of scientists in formulating public policy and in addressing global security policy challenges. [http://www.thebulletin.org/fellow/]
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship program is designed to: (1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; (2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; (3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and (4) recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States. Eligible undergraduates studying biological, life, and agricultural sciences; physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; social and behavioral science; and teacher education are encouraged to apply. [ http://www.orau.gov/NOAA/HollingsScholarship/Default.htm ]
     
  • National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS): The Environmental Protection Agency established the National Network for Environmental Management Studies in 1986 to foster a growing interest among higher education students in environmental careers. The NNEMS program is a comprehensive fellowship program that provides undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study. EPA has awarded approximately 1,300 fellowships under this program and awards approximately 40 fellowships annually. [http://www.epa.gov/enviroed/students.html]
     
  • Department of Energy (DOE) Computational Science Fellowship: The Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF) is a program funded by the Department of Energy, Office of Defense Programs and Office of Science. These fellowships provide: payment of all tuitions and fees, yearly stipend of $28,000, and allowance of $1,000 annually for research. Graduates of this program now work in DOE laboratories, private industry, and educational institutions. [http://www.krellinst.org/csgf]

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Graduate Research Scholars Program: The Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholars Program, also known as the Cloister Program, was established to give outstanding students at U.S. medical and dental schools the opportunity to receive research training at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, MD. Research Scholars spend nine months to a year on the NIH campus, conducting basic, translational or applied biomedical research under the direct mentorship of senior NIH research scientists. Forty-two Scholars are selected annually. [ http://www.hhmi.org/research/cloister/index.html]
     
  • The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans: The Soros Fellowships provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished new Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Fellowship provides half tution and $20,000 maintenance for two years. Candidates must be either holders of green cards, naturalized citizens, or children of naturalized citizen parents. [http://www.pdsoros.org] 

  • Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships: The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution awards scholarships through the DAR Scholarship Committee. All applicants must be citizens of the United States and attend an accredited college or university in the United States. The eligibility criteria and application procedure vary for each: please visit the web site for details on each award. [http://www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm] 


    Humanities and Fine Arts Scholarships: 
     

  • Jacob J. Javits Fellowship Program: The program provides financial assistance to students who have demonstrated superior academic ability and achievement, exceptional promise, and financial need to undertake graduate study leading to a doctoral degree or Master of Fine Arts (MFA). The Department of Education awards fellowships in selected fields of study of the arts, humanities and social sciences. [http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsjavits/index.html]
     
  • James Madison Memorial Fellowship: The Madison Fellowship is a federally endowed fellowship program designed to strengthen instruction about the U.S Constitution at the secondary school level. Graduating seniors without teaching experience who intend to pursue a career in teaching American history or political science can receive funding for two years of master's level graduate study of the framing and history of the Constitution. Fellowships will provide up to $24,000 in educational support over a two to five year period. Fellows must agree to teach full-time in a secondary school for no less than one year for a full year of fellowship support. [www.jamesmadison.com]
     
  • Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship: Scholars will receive variable awards up to $50,000 annually for graduate study. Students must demonstrate academic distinction, leadership, and volunteerism. Financial need is also considered. Applicants must first recieve the UNC-CH endorsement. [www.jackkentcookefoundation.org]

  • The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans: The Soros Fellowships provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished new Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Fellowship provides half tution and $20,000 maintenance for two years. Candidates must be either holders of green cards, naturalized citizens, or children of naturalized citizen parents. [http://www.pdsoros.org] 

  • Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships: The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution awards scholarships through the DAR Scholarship Committee. All applicants must be citizens of the United States and attend an accredited college or university in the United States. The eligibility criteria and application procedure vary for each: please visit the web site for details on each award. [http://www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm] 


International Scholarships: 

  • Gates Cambridge Scholarships: The Gates Cambridge Trust offers about forty awards annually, which will cover the costs of studying at Cambridge. Students pursue a second Bachelor's degree or one year of postgraduate courses or research leading to the PhD in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. [www.gates.scholarships.cam.ac.uk/about.html]
     
  • Luce Scholarship Program: The award provides for a year's experience in Asia in an internship arranged individually for each Scholar based on his or her specific interests, background and qualifications. The scholarship provides travel and living expenses plus salary, which varies with the country of placement. The program is designed to give young leaders with no prior experience of Asia a chance to become acquainted with Asia and their Asian counterparts. Applicants must be under 30 years of age, be able to show clear evidence of leadership in their chosen field, and may NOT have had significant exposure to Asia. Applicants must first receive the UNC-CH endorsement. [www.hluce.org]
     
  • National Security Education Program(David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships): The National Security Education Program (NSEP) is a unique scholarship opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to gain knowledge of languages and cultures in areas of the world less frequently studied (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East). All recipients of NSEP awards must seek employment with a federal agency or office involved in national security affairs. Duration of study may be a summer, semester or a full academic year; awards range from $6,000 to $20,000 for a full academic year. Applicants must first recieve the UNC-CH endorsement. [www.iie.org/nsep]
     
  • Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program: The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who have an interest in pursuing a career in the Foreign Service of the U. S. Department of State. The award consists of ten fellowships of up to $27,000 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master's degree. [http://www.howard.edu/rjb/rangelprogram.htm]

  • Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships: The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. Today, the program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as ambassadors of goodwill to the people of the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with local Rotarians and others the experiences that led to greater understanding of their host countries. [http://www.rotary.org/foundation/educational/ amb_scho/prospect/faq.html]

  • Rotary World Peace Scholarships:The Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution offer individuals committed to peace and cooperation the opportunity to pursue a two-year master's level degree in international studies, peace studies, and conflict resolution at one of the seven Rotary Centers. [http://www.rotary.org/foundation/educational/ amb_scho/prospect/faq.html]

  • DAAD Scholarships: The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdients or DAAD) selects highly qualified students (with at least junior standing) for scholarships supporting ten months of graduate study and research at universities in Germany. A stipend for two or four months in a language course at a Goethe Institute in Germany prior to the scholarship period may also be provided. Applicants should have a well-defined study or research project that make study in Germany essential. The scholarship includes transportation, living expenses and language training as well as tuition. [www.daad.org]
     
  • The Burch Fellows Program: The purpose of the Burch Fellows Program is to recognize undergraduate students at the University who possess extraordinary ability, promise, and imagination. Its grants (up to $6000) support self-designed fellowship experiences that will make a demonstrable difference in the lives of Burch Fellows and enable them to pursue a passionate interest in a way and to a degree not otherwise possible. UNC Students must have completed at least one but not more than six semesters of study. [http://www.burchfellows.unc.edu/]
     
  • The Saint Andrew's Society of North Carolina: The Saint Andrew's Society of North Carolina offers awards to undergraduates for a year of study in a university in Scotland. The total amount offered is $17,000 divided among one, two, or three students. applicants must be residents of North Carolina who can establish lineal Scottish descent. Criteria for selection include scholarship, leadership, and extra-curricular activities. For further information, contact John Ramsay, Jr. at jramsay@gmka.com. [http://www.standrewssocietyofnc.org/]

  • Anna Sobol Levy Fellowships: The Anna Sobol Levy Fellowship is for U.S. citizens who are graduate students or recent college graduates with leadership potential for the United States in the 21st century. The purpose of the Fellowship is to enhance and strengthen the unique relationship between the United States and Israel by establishing genuine understanding and communication between future leaders of both countries. The program is for one year of studies in the Division of Graduate Studies, Hebrew University. [http://overseas.huji.ac.il/grad_anna_sobol.php]
     
  • Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program: As the countries of the world become more interdependent, the Robert Bosch Foundation recognizes the importance of familiarizing young American professionals and executives with the political, economic, and cultural environment of Europe and of Germany in particular. To further this goal, The Foundation sponsors a Fellowship Program which will enable young American professionals to participate in an intensive work and study program in Germany. This will contribute to the participants' professional expertise and competence, and broaden their cultural horizons. The duration of the Fellowship is September through May, 9 months. [http://www.cdsintl.org/fromusa/bosch.htm]
     
  • The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET): The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET) aims to promote international awareness at the local level by inviting young overseas university graduates to assist in international exchange and foreign language education in local governments, boards of education or junior and senior high schools throughout Japan. It seeks to foster ties between Japanese citizens (mainly youth) and JET participants at the person-to-person level. A functional command of the Japanese language is required. Salaries are paid in yen. [http://www.jetprogramme.org/]
     
  • American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships: The American-Scandinavian Foundation provides fellowships for advanced research or study in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Scholarships are intended to support a year-long stay and priority is given to graduate students for dissertation-related study or research. Fellowships are offered in amounts up to $18,000. [www.amscan.org]
     
  • Carolina Undergraduate Health Fellowship: Carolina Undergraduate Health Fellowships provide awards of up to $4000 to enable undergraduates to create a self-designed health-related study anywhere in the world. Any returning UNC undergraduate may apply. Preference is given to those students who would not be able to pursue their projects without financial assistance. [www.ucis.unc.edu/funding/cuhf.htm]
     
  • The Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship: The Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship provides an opportunity for juniors and seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to engage in individual self-designed and self-directed international travel experiences for periods ranging from two months to six months. Approximately twenty Phillips Scholarships for up to $5000 each are awarded every year on the basis of a competitive written application and committee interview. [www.unc.edu/depts/travel]
     
  • Class of 1938 Summer Study Abroad Fellowship: The UNC-CH Alumni Class of 1938 annually awards summer study abroad fellowships to UNC juniors and seniors interested in pursuing independent career or personal projects outside the United States.[http://oisss.unc.edu/services_programs/1938/index.html]

  • The UNC Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship: Two students (one undergraduate and one graduate) per year are awarded a stipend of up to $3000 to conduct a summer internship. The Fellowship rewards students for their interest in South Asia and promotes social activism by affording students the opportunity to grow, serve and make a difference. [ http://www.unc.edu/sangam/mgf ]


Minority Scholarships: 

  • American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program (APSA): The APSA Minority Fellows Program was established in 1969 as an effort to increase the number of minority scholars in Political Science. This year, the Association has refocused and increased its efforts to assist minority students in completing their doctorates by concentrating not only on the recruitment of minorities, but also on the retention of these groups within the profession. [ http://www.apsanet.org/section_427.cfm ]

  • Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation established the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program at Howard University to honor the legacy of Barbara Jordan. During the 9-week internship, the Barbara Jordan Scholars will gain exposure to health policy issues and firsthand understanding of how the federal government works. [http://www.kff.org/about/jordanscholars.cfm]

  • Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities: Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs. This is a three-year Fellowship award. Sixty Fellowships are granted, with stipends of $17,000. [http://www7.nationalacademies.org/ fellowships/fordpredoc.html]

  • National Physical Sciences Consortium Fellowships for Minorities: The NPSC offers a unique Ph.D.-track graduate fellowship in the physical sciences and related engineering fields at Any participating NPSC Member University or College. It is open to all eligible students (U. S. Citizens only) with emphasis on historically underrepresented minorities and women. The overall value of an NPSC fellowship exceeds $200,000, the exact amount depending on the university attended. This includes the stipend for 6 years, an internship salary for two years, and the cost of 6 years of tuition and fees. [http://www.npsc.org/students/info.html]

  • William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minorities: The scholarship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience. A scholarship grant of between $2,500 and $5,000 will be awarded, depending on the recipient's educational level, financial need, and time commitment. For more information, please visit the website: [http://www.nonprofitresearch.org/newsletter1525/7]

  • UNCF - Merck Science Initiative Undergraduate Awards: The College Fund/UNCF and The Merck Company Foundation have established scholarship awards for outstanding African American students pursuing studies and careers in the field of biomedical research. At least 15 Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards will be made annually. Each award includes a scholarship of up to a maximum of $25,000 and two 10-12 week summer research internships with combined stipends of at least $10,000. As the scholarship award is intended to support the award recipient's tuition, room and board, and billable fees, no part of the award may be used for indirect costs. [http://www.uncf.org/merck/programs/underapp.htm]


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