Fourth Year

NOTE: The awards below appear in alphabetical order. This list is not comprehensive. Use the databases on our Resources page and your own independent research to find awards not represented here.



Clinton

AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

The AIF Clinton Fellowship is an immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, technology and innovation, and public health. Through collaboration and capacity-building, fellows, mentors, and civil society leaders form dynamic partnerships to capacity-build, exchange knowledge and skills, and share a mutual passion for advancing social and economic development. US citizens or permanent residents and Indian citizens are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Monday, January 16, 2017



Alumnae

Alumnae of Northwestern University Graduate Fellowship

The Alumnae of Northwestern University offers this fellowship to full-time graduate students who show promise of achieving distinction in their chosen field and who will bring credit to the university. Criteria for selection include quality of scholarship, leadership, community service, professional experience, and financial need. Special consideration will be given to students who choose a program in pursuit of a career that serves the public good. Northwestern alumni, preferably females, who pursue a terminal master's degree in any field of study are eligible to apply. Applicants may be newly admitted or currently enrolled as full-time students.
Campus deadline: Thursday, April 27, 2017



ARIT

American Research Institute in Turkey Summer Fellowships

The American Research Institute in Turkey offers full travel and fellowships for advanced students to participate in the summer program in advanced Turkish language at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. This intensive program offers the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend. Full-time students who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Monday, February 6, 2017


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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

The Carnegie Endowment offers 10-12 one-year fellowships to highly qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past year. Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the endowment’s senior associates. Strong candidates will have significant research experience, rigorous coursework, and a GPA of 3.65 or above. Northwestern may nominate two candidates.
Campus deadline: Monday, December 4, 2017



Stanford 2

Center for the Study of Language and Information Summer Internship

Interns in this eight-week summer program will work closely with a faculty, postdoc, or grad student mentor on an original cognitive-science research project. They will gain experience developing the project, collecting data, and analyzing the results. The focus of the program will be on language, learning, computation, and cognition, with an emphasis on giving students the technical skills they need to complete an independent project.
National deadline: winter 2017



Rangel 3

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

The six-week Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program provides undergraduates with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The program covers the costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day, and a stipend of $3200. US citizens with at least a 3.2 GPA are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Thursday, February 2, 2017



Citizen Schools

Citizen Schools National Teaching Fellowship

This fellowship is a paid national service opportunity for individuals dedicated to directly impacting the futures of middle school students in low-income communities across America. Fellows enter the classroom after an intensive summer training program and commit to two years of service. US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: applications are accepted throughout the year



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Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded overseas summer language and cultural immersion program for American students. CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students at every level of language learning. Students who are US citizens and at least 18 years old are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, November 16, 2016



Dannon

Dannon Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Grant

Dannon awards two undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral students a grant of $25,000. The successful candidate should excel in science and have an interest in the field of the gut microbiome’s effect on human health and well-being, or in the nutritional and functional benefits of yogurt, fermented dairy products and probiotics on the body. Examples may include the role of calcium, vitamin D or other nutrients from yogurt, or the effects of probiotics, fermented dairy products or yogurt on brain function, digestive health, weight management or heart health. The award will be for tuition or research-related projects or as otherwise allocated at Dannon’s sole discretion and will be payable directly to the student’s educational institution to support their continued education on related topics. Currently enrolled US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017



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Echoing Green Fellowship

The Echoing Green Fellowship seeks emerging leaders committed to boldly tackling the most pressing challenges in their communities. The award supports individuals (or two-person teams) with up to $90,000 in stipends and provides leadership development, peer mentorship, and targeted networking opportunities. Applicants who are at least 18 years old, fluent in English, able to work 40 hours per week, and the founders of an independent and autonomous start-up are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, October 25, 2016



MOE Chile

English Open Doors Program in Chile

This program seeks motivated volunteers to serve as English teaching assistants in public middle schools and high schools throughout Chile, helping students develop their listening and speaking skills, as well as encouraging bilingualism and cultural exchange in the context of a government-run, United Nations-sponsored initiative.
National deadline: multiple deadlines



FoodCorps

FoodCorps

As a FoodCorps service member, you can help kids learn what healthy food is through a year of paid public service building healthy school food environments in limited-resource communities. Placements are at multiple schools throughout the United States. Service members are awarded an $18,250 living allowance, divided into bi-weekly payments, a $5,815 AmeriCorps Segal Education Ward (for student loans or future schooling), and health insurance. Students must be 18 and a US citizen or permanent resident to be eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2017



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Fulbright US Student Program

The Fulbright US Student Program is a funded year of post-baccalaureate research, study, or English teaching in one of 140 countries worldwide. There are two general types of awards: full grants, which fund research projects, university studies, journalism projects, and projects in the creative and performing arts; and English teaching assistantships (ETAs), which are offered in about half of the participating countries. Teaching positions are available at the primary, secondary, and university level, depending upon the country of application. Some, but not all, countries require host-country language skills and teaching experience. US citizens are eligible to apply.
Campus deadline: Tuesday, September 5, 2017



GHC 2

Global Health Corps

Global Health Corps mobilizes a community of emerging leaders to build health equity. They place talented individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in paid, high-impact roles in NGOs and government agencies in sub-Saharan Africa and the US. During the fellowship year, fellows collaborate, innovate, and create sustainable and impactful change. Applicants from a broad range of sectors and disciplines can apply for up to three positions that match their interests and skills, from project management to monitoring and evaluation, engineering, communications and more. Applicants under 30 years of age are eligible.
National deadline: Wednesday, January 18, 2017



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Hosteling International Explore the World Travel Scholarship

The Explore the World Travel Scholarship is for aspiring global travelers who want to give back while they experience another culture. Scholarship recipients will receive $2,000 to support a trip that includes an educational or service component. Students who are at least 18 years old and US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2017



HIA 2

Humanity in Action Fellowship

Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. The program is highly interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums, and memorials. The program seeks to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.
National deadline: Wednesday, January 4, 2017



James Madison

James Madison Graduate Fellowship

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year. US citizens are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2017



KSTF

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) Teaching Fellowship

KSTF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing math and science teachers with professional development, resources and support to improve STEM education. Financial benefits of the fellowship include stipends and grants. In addition to financial benefits, Fellows have the opportunity to to connect with and benefit from being part of a national community of over 300 experienced STEM classroom teachers.
National deadline: Sunday, November 27, 2016



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Luce Scholars Program

The Luce Scholars Program is designed to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Scholars each year. Seniors, graduate school students, professional school students, and alum in any field who have had limited exposure to Asia are eligible to apply through Northwestern. The Luce Foundation will not accept individual applications submitted directly to the foundation. Applicants must be US citizens and under the age of 30. Successful candidates should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and clearly defined interests with evidence of potential for professional accomplishments.
Campus deadline: Monday, October 16, 2017



Match Education

Match Corps

Match Corps is a one-year urban education fellowship. Recent college graduates from top universities across the country commit a year to closing the achievement gap in Boston, one student at a time. Fellows tutor small groups of students in grades 1-12 and partner closely with families. Students who are US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: multiple deadlines



Match Education

Match Teacher Residency

Match Teacher Residents spend full days in the Match Charter Public School, which operates a pre-K-12 school for low-income students in Boston. In year one of the program, residents attend classes at the Sposato Graduate School of Education alongside the regular workweek as a tutor. In year two, residents work as a full-time teacher at an urban charter or turnaround school. Students who are US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: applications are accepted throughout the year



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Michel David-Weill Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded each year to one American student who wishes to pursue graduate education at Sciences Po. The award covers all expenses over a two-year period, including tuition and cost of living. Students are not required to have any prior knowledge of French, as both French and English tracks are offered for nearly all degree programs. This scholarship targets candidates interested in studying political science, international relations, economics, history, law, or sociology. Generally, applicants should have a GPA above 3.8 to be considered. Northwestern may nominate one graduating senior for this award. Because the master’s program application is due November 30, 2016, students should be preparing the two applications simultaneously. Do not wait for the results of the scholarship competition to begin your master’s program application.
Campus deadline: Monday, November 14, 2016



NSF GRFP

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. US citizens who intend to pursue a research-based master's or PhD in a GRFP-supported field are eligible to apply.
National deadline: fall 2016, dates vary by discipline



One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund Post-Graduate Fellowship

In partnership with the Buffett Institute, the One Acre Fund offers a post-graduate international development fellowship based in East Africa for Northwestern graduates. One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise serving farmers throughout East Africa. This two-year, paid Junior Program Associate position includes potential roles in programming, finance, and operations.
Deadline: Thursday, December 15, 2016



Soros

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans support thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the US. Each fellowship supports one or two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the US. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support (not to exceed $40,000), as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one or two years.
National deadline: Tuesday, November 1, 2016



Point

Point Foundation Scholarship

Point Foundation is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events. Applicants must be "out," have strong academic achievements, and a track record of leadership and community involvement for the LGBTQ community.
National deadline: Monday, January 30, 2017



PiAf

Princeton in Africa

Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent. Depending on the organizations where they are placed, fellows will begin work between June and September 2017 and will complete their fellowships between June and September 2018. Prior experience in Africa is not required.
National deadline: Sunday, October 30, 2016



PiA

Princeton in Asia

Founded by Princeton University students in 1898, Princeton in Asia (PiA) has long been driven by a mission to foster mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives and cultivate long-lasting friendships. It is PiA’s vision that, through extended exposure to Asian workplaces and cultures, fellows will develop a life-long appreciation for and engagement in this part of the world. PiA offers service-oriented posts in the fields of education, international development, journalism, and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools.
National deadline: Friday, November 11, 2016



PiLa

Princeton in Latin America

Princeton in Latin America is a nonprofit organization that partners with nonprofits throughout Latin America to match them with young public-sector professionals seeking yearlong fellowships in development work. Past fellowships have focused on such subjects as microfinance and entrepreneurship in Chile, Mexico, and Colombia; malnutrition alleviation in Guatemala; conservation in the Peruvian Amazon; research on human-rights issues in Chile; and women and children’s healthcare in Bolivia, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.
National deadline: Monday, November 7, 2016



PHF 2

Project Horseshoe Farm Fellowship

Project Horseshoe Farm (HSF) is a non-profit based in Greensboro, Alabama, that offers service and support programs for seniors, people with mental illness, and at-risk children. HSF also offers education and leadership-development opportunities for recent college graduates. The 13-month post-baccalaureate fellowship allows students to experientially learn about rural healthcare, K-12 education, non-profit management, and community leadership.
National deadline: Sunday, February 12, 2017



Schwarzman

Schwarzman Scholars

Schwarzman Scholars provides the world’s best and brightest students with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s most prestigious universities. Students live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College and pursue degrees in one of three disciplines: public policy, economics and business, or international studies. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, students learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future. Chinese language skills not required. Enrolled students must be endorsed by Northwestern.
Campus deadline for enrolled Northwestern students w/ US citizenship or citizenship of a country other than China: Friday, September 1, 2017
National deadline for US citizens and citizens of countries other than China: Thursday, September 28, 2017 
National deadline for Chinese citizens: Wednesday, May 31, 2017



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Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia and New Jersey. The Fellowship also works to change the way top teachers are prepared, partnering with colleges and universities that have agreed to provide Fellows with innovative, year-long classroom experiences, rigorous academic work, and ongoing mentoring. US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadlines: Sunday, October 23, 2016; Tuesday, November 29, 2016; Monday, January 23, 2017



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Yenching Academy of Peking University Scholarship

The Academy, founded in 2014, offers full scholarships for outstanding students from around the world to pursue a master's degree in China studies. Courses are taught in English, so there is no requirement of Chinese language proficiency. The program is located in the center of the Peking University campus, and is designed to ensure that Yenching Scholars are fully integrated into life at China's premier university.  Each class will consist of 120 to 150 outstanding young people from around the world, with approximately 80% from outside of China, and 20% from mainland China. Yenching Scholars will be a diverse group of talented young leaders who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, innovative thought, and a commitment to the betterment of society.
Campus deadline: Monday, November 14, 2016