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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.

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.

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.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fellowships

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers Greater Research Opportunities Undergraduate Fellowships for bachelor level students in environmentally related fields of study.  Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year.  Students must be sophomores at the time of application.
Deadline:  Mid May

Fields of Study: Humanities, Sciences and Math, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Study, Tuition Scholarship
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Post-Grad, Seniors, Sophomores

Explorers Club Grants

The Explorers Club is an international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore.  The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences.

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

Fulbright Program for U.S. Students

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant programs.  Activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten College Women Competition

Are you a young woman who is changing the world or making a serious impact? Make sure you apply for Glamour’s 2018 College Women of the Year competition! Glamour Magazine holds an annual college achievement competition for women undergraduate students.  The ideal applicant will be a junior in college, has a stellar academic track record, has exhibited strong leadership skills, excels in her extracurricular activities or athletics, and gives back to her community or campus in some way. But you can apply if you will be a college student in the 2017-2018 school year.

Fields of Study: Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Journalism, Sciences and Math, Social Sciences, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Competition or Award
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Juniors, Women

Green Corps

The mission of Green Corps is to recruit and train organizers, provide field support for today’s critical environmental campaigns, and graduate activists who possess the skills, temperament and commitment needed to fight and win tomorrow’s environmental battles.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the funding and opportunity to work with senior-level policy experts at one of more than two dozen leading think tanks and advocacy groups in Washington, DC for six to nine months. Scoville Fellows may focus on arms control and nonproliferation, conflict prevention and resolution, defense budget, diplomacy, environmental and energy security, terrorism prevention, and other international security issues. They attend policy talks, Congressional hearings, coalition meetings, and small group events with experts in government and NGOs arranged by the fellowship, and receive active mentoring and networking from the board of directors and former fellows. Many Scoville Fellows have gone on to prominent positions in the field of peace and security with the Federal Government, domestic and international NGOs, academia, and media. The fellowship recruits from across the U.S. twice a year and provides a salary, benefits, travel expenses to DC for interviews and moving, in addition to a small stipend for attending conferences, policy courses, and foreign language classes.

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