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Fellowship Opportunities with Fall Deadines for Seniors (’18) and Recent Graduates

If you plan to apply for one of these opportunities in the next application cycle, you should make an appointment with the designated faculty representative ASAP!

The Schwarzman Scholars funds a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing in Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Studies.
Campus deadline:  August 15, 2017
Contact  Dr. Gwyn E. Campbell, campbellg@wlu.edu

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program at Stanford University provides full cost-of-attendance for up to three years of graduate study, as well as leadership development, workshops, and mentoring.  The three primary criteria are independence of thought, purposeful leadership, and civic mindset.  Students applying to enroll in any full-time graduate degree program at Stanford or planning on pursuing one of Stanford’s many joint- and dual- graduate degree options are eligible.
Campus Deadline:  August 28, 2017
Contact Dr. Gwyn E. Campbell

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for one-year study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistantship programs in a single country outside the U.S.
Internal deadline:  noon, August 29, 2017
Contact Dr. Gwyn E. Campbell, campbellg@wlu.edu

The Rangel International Affairs Program supports two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service.  This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Requires 5-year commitment to work as foreign service officer in the US Department of State.
Deadline:  Early September 2017
Contact: Dr. Gwyn E. Campbell, campbellg@wlu.edu

The Luce Scholarships provide future American leaders with a deeper, first-hand appreciation of Asian cultures and societies. Scholars live for ten months in East and Southeast Asia working with fellow professionals. The Luce Scholars program is not for Asian specialists or for those who have already lived for some time in Asia.
Internal deadline: September 29, 2017
Contact Dr. Gwyn E. Campbell, campbellg@wlu.edu

The Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of Master’s study in science, mathematics, and engineering at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College.
Internal deadline: October 2, 2017.
Contact: Dt. Jeffrey Rahl, rahlj@wlu.edu

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in the US.  Applicants may be college seniors or early in their graduate programs.
nsf.gov/grfp and nsfgrfp.org.
Application deadlines: October 23-27, 2017, depending on field.
Contact Dr. Gwyn E. Campbell, campbellg@wlu.edu

The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship supports Ph.D. study in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences for college seniors and current graduate students who are willing to morally commit to making their skills available to the US in time of national emergency.   A list of eligible fields of study can be found here.
Deadline:  Mid-October 2017
Contact Dr. Gwyn E. Campbell, campbellg@wlu.edu

The DAAD Study Scholarship  Highly qualified graduating seniors and recent graduates 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.  Applicants in all academic fields are welcome to apply. German language ability is not a requirement for this grant, however students should demonstrate language skills commensurate with their study and research needs.
Deadline: Early November
Contact: Dr. Debra Prager

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program/Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year.
Internal deadline: December 4, 2017
Contact: Dr. Gwyn E. Campbell

The Ford Fellowship provides three years of support for individuals engaged in research-based graduate study leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. who are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.  A list of eligible fields of study can be found here.
Application deadline: December 14, 2017
Contact Dr. Gwyn E. Campbell, campbellg@wlu.edu

The Truman Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive funding for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.
Internal deadline: December 15, 2017
Contact: Dr. Rebecca Harris, harrisr@wlu.edu

If you are planning to apply for any of the above and have not yet talked to the appropriate fellowship liaison, please do so as soon as possible!  For more information on these and other opportunities, go to fellowships.wlu.edu.

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