Scholarships for Public Service

AAUW Community Action Grants - provides funding for projects that promote education and equity for women 

AAUW International Fellowships - provides one year of graduate school funding for women who are not US citizens or permanent residents

American Bar Association - listing of scholarships for minority students planning on attending or currently attending law school

APSA Minority Undergraduate Fellowships - funding to complete a doctorate in political science; minority students

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program - graduating seniors; international relations

Coro Fellows Program - 9 month post-bachelor public service training program; affliated universities provide fellows with transfer credit upon enrollment

Critical Languages Scholarship - offers funding for language study overseas

David Boren - NSEP - study abroad for all students in a county outside of Western Europe with a vested interest in national security

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund - award for campus activists with financial need

Echoing Green Fellowship Program - funds two year start-up public service program

Environmental Protection Agency - undergraduate & graduate funding for students pursuing careers related to protecting environment; variety of awards available

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities - PhD in variety of disciplines

Fulbright - study abroad for graduate study in over 140 countries

Gates Cambridge - 1-4 years of graduate study at Cambridge

Government Finance Officers Association - undergraduate and graduate students in public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration

Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students - public service, undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups

Humanity in Action Fellowship (HIA) American Core Program - all majors; interested in human rights

Huntington Public Service Award - one year public service activity anywhere internationally 

Institute for Humane Studies - up to $12,000 for undergraduate or graduate study for students 

Intercollegiate Studies Institute Fellowships - funding for students interested in teaching at the college level

Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellowship - full-tuition support, living stipend, and leadership training for students who are admitted to a degree program at the Harvard Kennedy School

Marshall - 2 years of graduate study at an institution in U.K.

McKelvie - undergraduate and graduate award for students pursuing careers in public sector

Metro Undergraduate Scholarship - Juniors and seniors with a major discipline related to foreign affairs

Mitchell - 1 year of graduate study in Ireland

Payne International Development Fellowship Program - for all majors, funding for international development masters degree for USAID Foreign Service Officer Program

Phi Kappa Phi - award toward graduate funding

Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship - career in Foreign Service

PPIA - public service; ethnic based award

Rangel International Affairs Fellowship - graduate study in public policy; international affairs; economics; political science

Rhodes - 2-3 years of graduate study at Oxford

Rotary - academic and practical training to prepare fellows for leadership roles in solving conflicts around the world

J.W. Saxe - undergraduate and graduate award for students in public service

Scoville Peace Fellowship - stipends for recent grads; spend six to nine months in Washington serving as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice

Soros - graduate funding for new Americans

Talbots - scholarship for women returning to college later in life 

Truman - graduate funding for students pursuing a career in public service

White House Fellowship Program - provides first-hand experience at the highest levels of the Federal Government; for recent graduates who are currently working in their field 

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If you have any questions, or would like more information on these awards please contact Dr. Jennifer Asmussen at the Office of Undergraduate Research.