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Fields of Study: Social Sciences

A. Paul Knight Internship Program in Conservation

The A. Paul Knight program was established in memory of Paul Knight of the class of 1986 who was killed in Yellowstone Park in June 1985. Paul was the son of Albert F. Knight, a 1951 graduate of the Washington and Lee Law School. Paul was an anthropology major who had worked with Professor John McDaniel on several field projects in archaeology. The program is designed to fund projects that further the protection of the environment or provide ecologically sound outdoor recreational opportunities.  Undergraduate students from any major and law students interested in the environment are eligible for the Knight Internship.

AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship

The John L. Carey Scholarship provides financial assistance to liberal arts and non-business degree holders who are pursuing both graduate studies in accounting and the CPA licensure. This award is funded by the AICPA Foundation and is intended to encourage students with little or no previous accounting education to consider professional accounting careers.

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

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

AG Bell  offers several scholarships for full-time students who have a pre-lingual bilateral hearing loss in the moderately-severe to profound range, use listening and spoken language, and who are pursuing a bachelors, masters or doctorate (not law or public policy) degree at an accredited mainstream college or university. This is a merit-based scholarship program and award selection is extremely competitive

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor Fellowship

The German Chancellor Fellowship allows recent university graduates to spend one year conducting a project of their design with the host of their choice in Germany. The project can be in any field, but should be research-based and create a positive social impact. Benefits include full financial support, a language course, and a study tour culminating with meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel.  German language proficiency is not required.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Grants

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe.  One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW provides funding for more than 245 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations.

American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship grants 20 incoming racially and ethnically diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school.  These exceptional recipients have overcome adversity, proven themselves through academic success and public service, and demonstrated the tenacity to excel within the profession. All of the Scholars have committed themselves to public service either prior to, during, or after law school. From volunteering with at-risk youth to participating in their firm’s pro bono projects, these Scholars are serving the needs of those within their community.

American Center of Oriental Research Scholarships and Fellowships (Jordan)

The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, Jordan is a non profit academic institution dedicated to promoting research and publication in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, history, languages, theology, and other aspects of Near Eastern Studies.  ACor was established in 1968 and acts as a liaison between Jordanian, American, and international scholars and institutions interested in working in the Arab world.  The center serves as  a meeting and living place for academics woking on research, education, and training.

Fields of Study: Humanities, Sciences and Math, Social Sciences
Opportunity Type: Grant or Fellowship, Research, Summer, Travel
Geographic Region: International
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Non-US Citizens, Post-Grad, Seniors

American Psychological Association Summer Science Fellowship

The APA Summer Science Fellowship program (SSF) aims to immerse advanced undergraduate students in the science of psychology by exposing them to the excitement and promise of the best of psychological science.  An expenses-paid, intensive summer training program, the SSF will place up to 12 talented students in the psychology laboratories of some of the most outstanding researchers in the Washington, DC area for 6 weeks. 

Fields of Study: Sciences and Math, Social Sciences
Opportunity Type: Grant or Fellowship, Research, Summer
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Juniors, Non-US Citizens

American-Scandinavian Foundation

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships and grants to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields.

Fields of Study: Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Journalism, Sciences and Math, Social Sciences, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Grant or Fellowship, Research, Travel
Geographic Region: International
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Post-Grad, Seniors

Autry Fellowship

The Autry Fellowship is a competitive fellowship program for talented and ambitious recent college graduates. It provides an opportunity to work for one year as a full-time, paid staff member at MDC (originally known as “Manpower Development Corp.”). The Autry Fellowship supports the mission of MDC–to help organizations and communities in the South close the gaps that separate people from opportunity–by developing a cadre of young leaders who have experience promoting economic development, increasing equity and excellence in education, building inclusive civic cultures, and who are poised and ready to apply their new learning to benefit this region.

Fields of Study: Education, Humanities, Social Sciences, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Grant or Fellowship, Service, Work or Internship
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Post-Grad, Seniors
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