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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

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

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:

Congressional Hunger Center Fellowships

The Congressional Hunger Center is invested in developing a movement of anti-hunger leaders who are creating the political will necessary to end hunger.  The CHC offers two fellowship programs:

Organization of American States (OAS) Scholarships

The Organization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarship Program grants scholarships every year for the pursuit of Master’s Degrees, Doctoral Degrees and Graduate Research leading to a degree at a university or higher learning education institution in an OAS Member State outside the applicant’s sponsoring country.   In addition to these programs the OAS, through its Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC), is able to offer other attractive scholarship opportunities for academic studies with the support of its partner institutions in the Americas and around the world.

Fields of Study: Education, Humanities, Journalism, Sciences and Math, Social Sciences, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Study, Tuition Scholarship
Geographic Region: International
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Post-Grad, Seniors, Non-US Citizens

Rotary Foundation Local Scholarships and Grants

The Rotary Foundation offers scholarship and grant opportunities through local Rotary Districts and Clubs.  Contact your local Rotary Club to learn more about Rotary’s scholarship opportunities.

Fields of Study: Education, Humanities, Sciences and Math, Social Sciences, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Grant or Fellowship, Study, Tuition Scholarship
Geographic Region: International
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Non-US Citizens, Post-Grad, Seniors

Samuel Huntington Fellows for Public Service Program

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career. 

Shepherd Internship Program

The Shepherd Internship Program (SIP) unites students from Consortium member institutions with agencies that work to benefit impoverished members of society. Students learn first-hand about the multiple dimensions of poverty in the United States by working for eight weeks to strengthen impoverished communities and working alongside individuals seeking to improve their communities. The agencies, located in various urban and rural sites in the United States, focus on education, healthcare, legal services, housing, hunger, social and economic needs, and community-building efforts. Students work with agencies that fit their intellectual interests in order to develop their experience and skills for future civic involvement and employment.

USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  For those who want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people’s compassion and support of human dignity.

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