A list of national and international scholarship opportunities for outstanding undergraduates and recent graduates.
For more information on any of these scholarships, contact Sally Lieberman or the campus contact person mentioned under a specific award.
International Students Scholarships
This page lists scholarships that are open to international students.
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Undergraduate Awards Program, Ireland °
Recognizes outstanding research and creative work by undergraduates in Ireland and worldwide. JUNIORS, SENIORS, and RECENT GRADUATES in any major may submit their outstanding, A-graded original work, such as a course paper, honors thesis, or arts portfolio, to this annual competition. Citizenship is open. Students from any institution may participate, but the program focuses on top students at top universities, including the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. 30 submissions will be selected for the award and will be published in the Undergraduate Awards journal. Winners are invited to the UA Summit awards ceremony and day of activities in Dublin, with flights and accommodations covered by the organization. Pre-reregistration is required; students interested in submitting work should register NOW at the UA website. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, email@example.com
DAAD Study Scholarships °
For one academic year, with possible extension for a second year, of graduate study in Germany. Applicants must be full-time enrolled SENIORS, recent GRADUATES, or GRADUATE STUDENTS in any field of study; U.S. or Canadian citizen or foreign national meeting certain conditions; have a well-defined study project. An invitation from a faculty member in Germany is preferred. Applicants in the arts, humanities, and social sciences should have a good command of German. Requires a campus review and interview process. Primary campus contact: Alison Skoberg, Graduate School Fellowship Office, 314 Johnston Hall, 625-7579, firstname.lastname@example.org. Undergraduates are also encouraged to contact: Sally Lieberman, email@example.com. Further information is available at DAAD.
DAAD EMGIP Bundestag Internships °
Offers two-month-long internship opportunities in the German parliament. Applicants should be advanced undergraduates (JUNIOR or SENIOR) or GRADUATE STUDENTS (excluding PhD students) in fields such as political science, international relations, law, history, economics, or German. Applicants must have strong German language skills; some knowledge of the German legislative process; outstanding academic record and personal integrity; must be U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or international student enrolled full time in the US or Canada. Compensation of approximately 1,100 euros per month to cover living expenses. Most placements are during the fall. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information is available at DAAD.
Scoville Peace Fellowships °
Supports six to nine months at a participating non-profit organization in Washington D.C addressing peace and security issues. Fellows receive a stipend of $2,600 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to D.C. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the fellowship and may have begun graduate study. SENIORS, GRADUATES, and GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply. Preference is given to U.S. citizens, but foreign nationals residing and eligible to work in the U.S. may also apply. Selection criteria include academic excellence, prior study relevant to peace and security issues, public-interest activism or advocacy. Several awards are made annually. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, email@example.com. Further information and application materials are available at at the Scoville website.
Gates Cambridge Scholarships °
For one or more years of study at Cambridge University toward a graduate or second undergraduate degree. SENIORS and GRADUATES who are citizens of any country except the U.K. may apply. Must have exceptional academic achievement; must hold a bachelor's degree by the beginning of the award period. Scholarship includes tuition and fees, generous living allowance, some travel. Approximately 100 new scholars are named each year; many scholars have been Americans. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information is available at the Gates Scholarship website. Click here for recent recipients.
Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award °
Provides up to $50,000 annually to support graduate study in the visual arts, performing arts, and creative writing. The U may nominate up to two seniors or recent graduates who have not yet begun graduate study. Candidates are expected to have exceptional artistic or creative promise. Must have GPA of 3.2 or higher, have a history of significant financial need, and intend to begin graduate study in fall 2013. Citizenship is open. For application instructions for U of M students, contact Sally Lieberman, email@example.com. For further information, visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
Carnegie Endowment for Peace Junior Fellows Program °
Supports one year of service at the Endowment in Washington D.C. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to senior associates on international policy issues, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials. Applicants must be SENIORS or have GRADUATED within the past year; must not have begun graduate study. Must have strong academic records with substantial coursework in such areas as international affairs, political science, economics, or history. May be U.S. citizen or foreign national eligible to work in the U.S. for the award period. 8-10 awards nationwide. The U may endorse up to two candidates. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Application packets will be available from the campus contact after mid-October. Further information is available at the Carnegie Endowment website.
American Association of University Women International Fellowships °
Supports full-time graduate study or research for women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents, are completing or have completed an undergraduate degree, plan to pursue a U.S. graduate program, and intend to return to their home countries to pursue a professional career. English proficiency is required. Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of women and girls in the home country. SENIORS and GRADUATES may apply. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, email@example.com. For further information, visit the American Association of University Women International Fellowship site.
Wiesel Prize in Ethics °
Annual essay contest challenges college students to analyze urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world. Contestants must be full-time JUNIORS or SENIORS at U.S. institutions. Citizenship is open. First prize $5000; second and third prize, and two honorable mentions, also awarded. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Information and application materials will be available in the fall at the Ellie Wiesel Foundation.
DAAD University Summer Course Grants °
For 3-4 week summer courses at German universities, which focus mainly on literary, cultural, political, or economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Applicants must be SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, SENIORS, OR GRADUATE STUDENTS with outstanding academic records; U.S. or Canadian citizens or foreign nationals who have been full-time students at North American universities for at least one year; must have completed at least 4 semesters of German or equivalent. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, email@example.com. Further information is available at DAAD.
DAAD InternXchange Internships °
Supports a 12-week summer internship program in Berlin for Journalism students. Includes six weeks of study at the Freie Universitat Berlin, followed by an intensive 5-week internship with a German media organization and a one-week educational tour. Intended primarily for undergraduates (FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR, SENIOR) but recent GRADUATES and GRADUATE STUDENTS may also apply. Must be majoring in Journalism or a related field; must have "advanced intermediate" proficiency in German; must have some prior experience in practical journalism and a demonstrated interest in German affairs. Up to 15 awards. Includes a monthly stipend of EUR 650. There is a program fee. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information and the online application are available at DAAD.
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowships °
Supports beginning high school science and math teachers as they earn a teaching credential and through the early years of their career (up to five years of financial and professional support). Up to $10,000 of tuition assistance and stipends are available for full time graduate school, as well as summer stipends and funding for summer professional development. Obligations include successfully completing a teacher credential program, obtaining a full-time teaching position within the area of certification, participating in fellows' meetings, and submitting reports and portfolios. Applicants must be SENIORS or recent GRADUATES who: will earn a degree in physical or biological science, mathematical science or engineering by summer 2011; plan to teach science or mathematics in a U.S. high school; and are enrolled in, or plan to enroll in, an approved teaching credential program. Citizenship is open. Fellowships are awarded based on content knowledge, commitment to teaching, ability to teach, and leadership. Approximately 30 awarded nationwide. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, email@example.com. For further information and the online application, visit the Knowles Foundation website.
Huntington Public Service Awards °
Provides a stipend of $10,000 for a graduating SENIOR to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. Citizenship is open. One to two awards nationwide. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information and application forms are available at the Huntington Public Service Award website.
Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice °
Supports one year of work as a policy analyst in the Washington D.C. office of Families U.S.A., a national organization for health care consumers, beginning in August. The fellowship aims to develop a network of young leaders who share a passion for social and health care justice. The Villers Fellow works to improve health care coverage for all Americans, especially for low-income or other vulnerable communities; conducts research on health care policy issues; and contributes to publications that are relevant to current health policy debates. Preference is for an indivdual who has completed a college degree in any field by the beginning of the award year (i.e. SENIORS, GRADUATES, GRADUATE STUDENTS). Stipend of $38,000 plus health benefits. Carries a service requirement. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, email@example.com. Information and application materials will be available at FamiliesUSA.org.
De Karman Fellowships °
Supports one year of undergraduate study or graduate study in the United States in any field, with special consideration to candidates in the Humanities. Applicants may be JUNIORS or PH.D. CANDIDATES who are U.S citizens or foreign students already enrolled in U.S. institutions. Undergraduate applicants should have exceptional recommendations and grades plus a compelling record of original research or scholarship. Approximately ten awards nationwide (undergraduate awards are $14,000; graduate awards are $22,000). Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information and application forms, visit Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust website.
DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships °
For 4-10 months of undergraduate study, senior thesis research, and/or internship in Germany. Applicants must be SOPHOMORES or JUNIORS in any field of study at any North American university; must have outstanding academic record and personal integrity; must possess outstanding academic record and personal integrity; demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs; and have well-defined plans for their time in Germany. Citizenship is open. Preference is given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university.German language proficiency is not required but applicants must have language skills commensurate with their study and research needs. Approximately 50 are awarded per year. Includes monthly stipend of EUR 650, travel/research funds, health insurance. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, email@example.com. Further information is available at DAAD.
DAAD Summer Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) °
Supports 6-12-week summer internships working on scientific research projects at top research institutions in Germany. Applicants must be SOPHOMORES or JUNIORS studying biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, or engineering. German language skills are helpful but not required; most projects may be carried out in English. Monthly stipend of EUR 650, health insurance, assistance arranging housing. Approximately 300 awards; awardees may choose from among 500+ research projects. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information and the online application are available at DAAD. Click here for recent recipients.
German Universities of Applied Sciences Study & Internship Program °
Supports one semester of study abroad at one of Germany's applied sciences universities, followed by a six month paid professional internship. Applicants must be SOPHOMORES or JUNIORS in engineering, science, life sciences, business, management, economics, architecture, art, design, journalism, or social work; U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or foreign national meeting certain conditions. Must have a well-defined study proposal and an interest in contemporary German and European affairs. Must be age 32 or younger at the start of the grant period. German language proficiency is helpful but not required. Includes a one-semester scholarship, monthly internship stipend of EUR 650 and travel grant. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, email@example.com. Further information is available at UAS7.
Google Anita Borg Scholarships °
Supports graduate study by women in computer science, computer engineering, and related technical fields. SENIORS and GRADUATE STUDENTS in relevant fields may apply. U.S. citizens, as well as non-U.S. citizens who are currently studying in the U.S., are eligible. Criteria include academic excellence (GPA of 3.5 or higher) and demonstrated leadership. Approximately 20 scholarships of $10,000 are awarded nationwide. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information and online applications are available at Google's Anita Borg Scholarship website. Click here for recent recipient.
English Program in Korea (EPIK) °
Supports one year (52 weeks) as an English teacher in a Korean public school. Must be a citizen of one of six designated English-speaking countries (including the U.S.), must hold at least a bachelor's degree, must have excellent English language skills and the ability and willingness to adapt to Korean culture and living. Includes benefits and a salary which varies by level of experience and location. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, email@example.com. Further information at EPIK
Rhodes Scholarships °
For one to three years of study at Oxford University leading to a graduate or, in certain cases, a second undergraduate degree in any field. American Rhodes applicants must be U.S. citizens, age 18-23 on October 1 in the year of application; must hold bachelor's degree by the beginning of the award; may have begun graduate work. (For a list of other Rhodes-eligible countries of citizenship, see the non-U.S. citizen's page at www.rhodesscholar.org/.) Selection criteria include proven intellectual and academic achievement; integrity of character; interest in and respect for one's fellow human beings; the ability to lead; and the energy to use one's talents to the full. GPA of 3.8 or higher is generally expected. Up to 32 scholarships are awarded to Americans annually. Institutional endorsement is required. Applicants wishing to begin graduate study in the fall immediately following graduation should submit a preliminary application in the spring of their JUNIOR year; applicants who intend to take a year off before beginning graduate study should submit a preliminary application in the spring of their SENIOR year. GRADUATES should also apply by the preliminary application deadline. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information and application materials, visit http://www.rhodesscholar.org/.
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Australia Endeavour Postgraduate Awards °
Provides financial support for international students from most countries to complete a Masters degree or a PhD in Australia. Students may conduct coursework or research in any field of study at an Australian college or university. Award covers tuition, fees, monthly stipend, travel allowance, and health insurance for up to two years for Masters degree or up to four years for PhD. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree at the time of application. Awardees must gain admission to a Masters or PhD course in Australia for the year their Award program commences. Applicants should have a well-defined study or research program and write a proposal that is relevant to the needs and interests of Australia and the applicant's home country. Community service experience is advantageous. Awardees are expected to foster ongoing collaboration and cooperation with Australia and participate in the academic or wider community in their home country on return from their program. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, email@example.com. For further information and application materials, visit the Australia Endeavor website.
Glamour Magazine's Top Ten College Women °
Recognizes academic excellence, leadership experience, and involvement in campus and community affairs of female college JUNIORS. Applicants must be full-time Juniors with outstanding academic records; citizenship is open. Winners receive a $3000 prize, a trip to New York, a meeting with top female professionals, and recognition in the magazine. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms will be available at Glamour. Click here for recent recipients.
Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice °
Supports one year of work in the Washington D.C. office of Families U.S.A., a national organization for health care consumers, beginning in August. The fellowship aims to expand the pool of talented social justice advocates from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups. The Wellstone Fellow plays a key role in the organization's outreach to communities of color, and in efforts to overcome health disparities. Offers the opportunity to learn about health care policy issues, grassroots organizing and advocacy. Preference is for an individual who has completed a college degree in any field by the beginning of the award year (i.e. SENIORS, GRADUATES, GRADUATE STUDENTS). Selection criteria include experience with, or demonstrated interest in, working with communities of color. Stipend of $38,000 plus health benefits. Carries a service commitment. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, email@example.com. Information and application materials will be available at FamiliesUSA.org
USA TODAY's All-USA College Academic Awards °
Recognizes full-time JUNIORS and SENIORS who not only excel academically but extend their reach beyond the classroom to benefit society. Selection criteria include grades, academic rigor, leadership, activities, and the student's essay describing his or her most outstanding intellectual endeavor. Winners are featured in USA Today in March and recieve an award of $2500. 20 winners nationwide. Students begin the application process via the online nomination form, and ask a faculty member or advisor to nominate them. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information and access to the online nomination form, visit USA TODAY website.
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Commonwealth Scholarships °
Provides opportunities for citizens of Commonwealth countries to pursue graduate study in other Commonwealth countries, including the United Kingdom. Qualifications and application procedures vary by country. In most cases, applicants should be SENIORS or recent GRADUATES. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, email@example.com. For further information, visit CSFP.org.