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Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy.

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.

College Board’s Scholarship Search

The College Board’s Scholarship Search helps students find scholarships, financial aid, and internships.  To identify funding for study abroad, select “Study Abroad” under eligibility requirements on page 3 of the search criteria.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

The CBYX program annually provides yearlong fellowships covering two months of intensive German language training, a semester of study at German University or University of Applied Sciences, a five-month internship with a German company in the participant’s career field, housing, transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and a monthly stipend for living expenses.

Davis-Putter Scholarships

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community.  The first and most important qualification for a Davis-Putter Scholarship is active participation in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues.  Students are also evaluated on financial need and the ability to perform academically at the college level.

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest funding organization in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. Since it was founded in 1925, more than 1.5 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. The funding offers range from a year abroad for undergraduates to doctoral programmes, from internships to visiting lectureships, and from information gathering visits to assisting with the establishment of new universities abroad.   

Diversity Abroad International Scholarship and Fellowship Directory

Diversity Abroad maintains a searchable website of international scholarships and fellowships.  There are additional resources available on the Study Abroad Financial Aid Center.

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund

The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund awards graduate fellowships in any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training).  The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors.  Candidates must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

Fields of Study: Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Journalism, Law School, Sciences and Math, Social Sciences, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Study, Tuition Scholarship
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Post-Grad, Law Students

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is an annual competition designed to challenge college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today’s complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action.

Fields of Study: Fine Arts, Humanities, Journalism, Social Sciences, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Competition or Award
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Juniors, Seniors, Non-US Citizens

Elrod Fellowship

The John and Mimi Elrod Fellowship provides opportunities for recent Washington and Lee University graduates to develop a lifelong commitment to civic engagement and to prepare for civic leadership. The competitive fellowship program connects young alumni with innovative public service organizations that address poverty and significant social issues in the fields of healthcare, law, education, economic development and housing. In turn, organizations that participate in the fellowship program gain access to a motivated and highly-qualified pool of applicants who are committed to exploring and serving the public sector for at least a year and sometimes two.

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