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Beinecke Scholarship

The Beinecke Scholarship program 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 in the arts, humanities and social sciences.  It is awarded annually to juniors who demonstrate both some form of financial need (no matter how small) and a clear interest in continuing their studies at the graduate level.  This scholarship is intended only for students who wish to pursue the MA or Ph.D., and therefore is not open to those who wish to apply to Law, Medical, or Business School.

Fields of Study: Fine Arts, Humanities, Journalism, Social Sciences, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Grant or Fellowship, Study, Tuition Scholarship
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Juniors

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.  Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages.  In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

Bridging Scholarships: Study Abroad in Japan

The American Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Students receive a stipend to assist with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.  Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply.

Cabell Brand Center Scholarship Program

The purpose of the Cabell Brand Center Scholarship Program is to help students with rising tuition costs and to encourage college students to seriously consider public service. The Cabell Brand Center offers college scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students interested in taking courses and volunteering in programs – “To Promote the Common Good” – relevant to any of the three goals of the Cabell Brand Center:

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship is a paid, two-year program that provides recent college graduates with a chance to learn from and contribute to the Foundation’s efforts in the field of education.
Post-Baccalaureate Fellows serve as full-time employees of the Foundation and are placed in different programs and departments. Through work supervised by an assigned mentor, fellows gain a range of widely applicable professional skills in research, communication, group facilitation, teamwork, project management, writing, and leadership. The fellowship is cohort-based and supported by a Fellowship Director, allowing the Fellows to regularly engage in meaningful learning activities with peers in the program. Fellows are asked to assume leadership roles in the program in order to actively shape and continually improve the Fellowship.
Overall, Post-Baccalaureate Fellows receive broad exposure to the Foundation’s current work, including the areas of education policy, education research, and networked improvement science. In addition, Fellows are introduced to the deep expertise and large professional network of Carnegie staff and partners.
Benefits include: full-time, compensated appointment; generous benefits package; relocation stipend to facilitate your move to the Carnegie Foundation in Stanford, California; and more.
Fellows must have completed their bachelor’s degree within the past two years to be eligible for the program and be authorized to work in the U.S. The Foundation does not offer visa sponsorship for the fellowship program.

Catholic Volunteer Network

Catholic Volunteer Network, established in 1963, is a non-profit membership organization of 215 domestic and international volunteer and lay mission programs.  Catholic Volunteer Network fosters and promotes full-time domestic and international faith-based volunteer service opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and skills. They maintain a searchable database of volunteer opportunities.

Charles Koch Institute Fellow and Internship Programs

The Charles Koch Institute is an educational organization focused on the importance of free societies and how they increase well-being for the overwhelming majority of people. Through the Institute’s professional education, research, and training programs, they work to prepare professionals for careers that improve well-being by advancing free societies.  For more than two decades, Charles G. Koch has given professionals and students the opportunity to turn their passion for liberty into careers through professional education programs.  Several programs might be of interest to W&L students.  Programs are offered in the fall, spring, and summer.

Fields of Study: Humanities, Journalism, Social Sciences, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Summer, Work or Internship
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: First-Years, Juniors, Law Students, Non-US Citizens, Post-Grad, Seniors, Sophomores

Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Grant for International Student Collaboration

A grant from the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation in support of W&L’s strategic initiative in global learning will provide support for international student collaboration.

City Year

City Year partners with public schools in high-poverty communities to help bridge the gap between what students need and what schools are designed to provide.  City Year corps members provide 11 months of full-time service as tutors, mentors, and role models to help children stay in school and on track and transform schools and communities across the United States. Just as important, during their year of service, corps members develop civic leadership skills they can use throughout a lifetime of community service.  City Year corps members are as diverse a group as the communities they serve.

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