Agriculture Innovation Prize
A competition that encourages student teams to develop innovative, real-world plans to address social and agricultural challenges within food systems. Teams compete for the chance to win a grand prize of $100,000. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. All students are eligible to compete, undergraduate, graduate, continuing, etc.
American India Foundation Clinton Fellowship
Pairs young professionals with leading NGOs and social enterprises in India. Applicants must be a U.S. or Indian citizen, or a U.S. permanent resident. Graduating seniors and young adults up to 34 years of age may apply.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Fellows
Supports currently-enrolled or recently-graduated science, math, and engineering students for 10 weeks of summer work with mass media organizations. Fellows collaborate with journalists to help make science news comprehensible to the general public. There does not seem to be a citizenship requirement--contact the organization to be sure. Only students enrolled in graduate school, graduating seniors of undergraduate institutions, or alumni who have graduated early in the fall semester may apply (the fellowship must be completed within one year of graduation).
American Political Science Association Minority Fellowship
Offers a $4,000 stipend for minority students entering a PhD program in political science. Applicants must be U.S. citizens from one of the following minority groups: African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship
Funds graduate school for applicants committed to a career in ethnic minority behavioral health services or policy. Applicants from underrepresented populations are especially encouraged to apply.
American Scandinavian Association Fellowships
Supports up to one year of research or graduate study in Scandinavia. Priority is given to graduate students pursuing dissertation research, but fellowships are available to all who have graduated college by the start of the grant date.
Autry Fellowship - MDC
The fellowship provides an opportunity to work for one year as a full-time, paid staff member at MDC. The Autry Fellowship supports the mission of MDC--to help organizations and communities in the South close the gaps that separate people from opportunity. Recent graduates may apply.
Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholarship
Funds an 11-week summer program in which recipients are placed in Congressional offices and learn about health policy issues affecting minority communities. Applicants must have high academic achievement and interest in addressing health disparities. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Juniors, graduating seniors, and recent alumni may apply.
Breakthrough Generation Institute Fellowships
Funds a 10-week fellowship program in the Bay Area that combines intensive training with work on a real policy project in the areas of economics, energy, or the environment. International students are welcome. Graduating seniors and recent alumni only may apply.
Capital Fellows Program
Funds 10-11 months of paid work in the California State Capital, where fellows can gain firsthand public policy experience. Citizenship requirement: "Non-U.S. citizens must provide proof of appropriate immigration status. The Capital Fellows Programs do not meet the requirements for F-1 or J-1 visas." Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
Carnegie Endowment for Peace Junior Fellows
Provides income for graduating seniors and recent alumni to work as research assistants for projects supported by the endowment. Pomona can nominate up to 2 candidates each year. Graduating seniors or alumni may apply.
Funds a year of research at Cambridge for students in science, math, or engineering. Pomona can nominate up to 2 candidates each year. Graduating seniors or alumni may apply.
City Hall Fellows
Funds a year of full-time work placement in a city hall at a host city, participation in a Civic Leadership Development Program, two local service projects, and travel to D.C. and your home state capital. Fellows do not need to be U.S. citizens but must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
Clean Air Cool Planet Fellowships
Provides funds for fellows to students to work on important projects related to reducing the U.S.'s carbon footprint. Check with organization about any citizenship requirements. Juniors, seniors, or alumni in graduate school may apply.
Coelho Media Scholarships
Offers money toward tuition and fees for students with disabilities pursuing communication or media-related degrees. Rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, or alumni enrolled or about to attend graduate school may apply.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation General Mills Health Scholarship
Provides a $2500 scholarship to students currently enrolled or planning to enroll in undergraduate or graduate programs in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition, or other health-related fields. Preference will be given to African American students. U.S. citizenship may be required (check to be sure); applicants must live in a Congressional Black Caucus district. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni may apply.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellowship
Offers talented Latinos the chance to gain public policy experience through a nine-month paid work placement in a Congressional office or committee. Fellows have the opportunity to switch placements halfway through and work for the White House, a federal agency, or a national nonprofit. Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. Graduating seniors and recent alumni (from the last two years) may apply.
Critical Language Scholarship
Funds intensive summer institutes for U.S. college and university students to study a variety of "critical need" languages. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni enrolled in graduate programs may apply.
DAAD Study Scholarship
Funds 1-2 years of graduate-level research and study in Germany. Graduating seniors or recent graduates (within six years of application deadline) may apply. Applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Language requirements vary by field.
Awards up to $10,000 for students with financial need who are actively working for peace and justice. Applicants must be currently enrolled in or planning to enroll in an undergraduate or graduate program. U.S. citizenship is not required. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni may apply.
Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program
Funds up to $90,000 for two years of graduate school and training opportunities for people interested in working for the USAID Foreign Service Program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be seeking admission to graduate school in the following fall. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
Echoing Green Fellowship
Awards an $80,000 stipend over two years as starting capital for entrepreneurs starting for-profit or non-profit organizations. Fellows also attend training conferences, receive medical insurance, and have access to tech support. Applicants wishing to base their company in the U.S. must be legally able to work in the U.S. Graduating seniors or alumni may apply.
Emerging Leader Fellowships: National Wildlife Refuge
Eligible applicants are aged 21-35 and are not current, full-time students. Fellows will receive a $2,000 for various community projects surrounding environmental issues. There are many projects listed on the website.
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships
The Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships Program aims to increase the presence of underrepresented minorities on the nation's college and university faculties by offering pre-doctoral fellowships to members of the six minority groups most severely underrepresented in U.S. academia. The goal is to help outstanding students achieve their full potential as scholars and subsequently inspire others to follow academic careers in teaching and research. The program invites applications from seniors and currently enrolled graduate students who are either citizens of the U.S. or have DACA status and who are members of the following minority groups: Alaskan Native (Eskimo or Aleut), American Indian, African American, Mexican American/Chicano, Native Pacific Islander (Polynesian or Micronesian), and Puerto Rican.
Forte Fellows Program
Alumni or graduating senior women who apply to Forte's specified list of MBA schools are eligible to be considered for a Forte fellowship. The school will select from among applicants those that demonstrate exemplary leadership and a commitment to women and girls. Applicants need not be US citizens.
Fulbright Award for Graduate Study
Funds a year abroad (in any country with a Fulbright program) conducting research or teaching English. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Pomona can endorse an unlimited number of candidates.
Future Public Health Leaders Program
Funds a 10-week summer residential program to encourage students from underrepresented populations to consider careers in public health. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Juniors, seniors, and recent graduates may apply.
Fully funds a degree at Cambridge (Master's and 3-year Ph.D.s) for any non-UK students who wish to address global problems related to health, social equity, technology, and/or learning. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Pomona does not endorse candidates--applicants apply on their own.
Google Policy Fellowship
Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,500 for 10 weeks during the summer of 2013 (June-August). Eligible applicants must be at least 18 and legal to work in the country in which they will be placed (there are programs in many countries). The applicant must also be a student; Google defines a student as an individual enrolled in or accepted into an accredited institution including (but not necessarily limited to) colleges, universities, masters programs, PhD programs and undergraduate programs. Eligibility is based on enrollment in an accredited university by
January 1, 2013. You may be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student.
Great Oaks Charter School Tutor Corps
Provides housing and a modest stipend for participants, who work 60-hour weeks as a tutor at a school in Newark, NJ. Most of the tutors' time is spent working in tutorials with 2-3 students on core subject matter. You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to apply. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
Greenlining Institute Leadership Academy Fellowship
Provides a year of payment, support, and training for young leaders who wish to gain leadership experience. Applicants with experience working for social justice and who are able to work well with diverse groups are especially encouraged to apply. There does not appear to be a citizenship requirement (check with the program to be sure). Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award
Funds 5 years of doctoral study for "students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences...who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency." Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Graduating seniors and alumni are eligible to apply.
Insight Collaborative Fellowship
Provides $25,000 for a year of training and hands-on placement for applicants interested in international conflict management. Fellows begin with a 3-month training internship in Boston and then must secure 2 or 3 placements in other countries for the rest of the year. Fellows are expected to pay back the $25,000 for future fellows through fundraising and grant writing. U.S. citizenship is not required. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
International Parliamentary Scholarships
Funds fifteen-week placements with Members of the German Bundestag for well-qualified young people from the USA, France, Israel and central, eastern, and southeastern Europe. The aim is to help students with a strong interest in politics gain a first-hand look at Germany's system of parliamentary government. The participants are introduced to the wide variety of tasks carried out in a Member’s office. For example, they may find themselves drafting speeches, articles and letters or doing preparatory work for plenary sittings. Applicants must have a very good knowledge of German. Check with organization for citizenship requirements. Seniors and alumni under the age of 30 may apply.
J. W. Saxe Memorial Prize for Public Service
The J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund is a prize of two thousand dollars awarded annually to one or more college or university students in the United States involved in public service. Graduate students are eligible. The award enables students to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or internship during a summer or other term. Preference will be given applicants who have already found such a position, but who require additional funds.
Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award
Offers as much as $50,000 a year for up to 3 years for students in the performing arts, visual arts, or creative writing who wish to pursue graduate study in their field and can demonstrate financial aid. Graduating seniors and alumni who have graduated within the past 5 years may apply. Pomona may nominate up to 2 students. Contact the organization for citizenship requirements.
Japanese Government (MEXT) Research Scholarship
Supports graduate-level research in Japan under a specific professor at a university. Applicants apply through either an embassy in their home country (U.S. citizenship required to apply through L.A.) or through a Japanese university. Graduating seniors and alumni under 35 years old may apply.
Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust
Offers at least 8 scholarships a year to undergraduate and graduate students of exceptional academic achievement. International students may apply but must be currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university. Juniors or alumni who have reached candidacy may apply.
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) Teaching Fellowship
The total award for each Fellow is valued at nearly $150,000 over the course of the five-year Fellowship. Fellows receive tuition assistance while participating in a teacher credentialing program, monthly stipends, and grants for professional development and teaching materials. International students are eligible to apply.
Offers $18,000 toward graduate study for students attending graduate school in any field. Alumni only may apply.
Ma'ase Olam–Israel Service Fellows
10 month service learning program for Jewish college graduates. Fellows work on informal education, community development and empowerment projects. Aside from a service placement, all Fellows participate in ongoing professional training, intensive Hebrew study, and trips throughout Israel. Open to non-U.S. citizens.
Madison Memorial Fellowship
The James Madison Fellowship Program supports future secondary school teachers of American history, American government, or social studies for master's-level study of the roots, framing, principles, and development of the U.S. Constitution.The Fellowship awards up to $24,000 for tuition, fees, books, and living expenses, prorated over the course of graduate study. Graduating seniors and recent graduates may apply. Pomona does not endorse candidates.
Fully funds two years of study at any UK university. It can be used either for one two-year Master's program or two one-year Master's programs. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Pomona may endorse an unlimited number of candidates.
Math for America Fellowships
The Math for America Fellowship is a highly selective, five-year program where recent college graduates and mid-career professionals make a commitment to teach mathematics in public secondary schools. The Fellowship includes one year earning a master’s degree in education and four years teaching math and participating in MƒA corps activities and professional development. The MƒA Fellowship is available in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, Utah and Washington, DC. US citizen or permanent resident.
Fully funds one-year Master's degrees at any university in Ireland for up to 12 scholars a year. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Pomona may endorse an unlimited number of candidates.
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Funds up to three years of graduate study, including tuition and fees, for U.S. citizens and nationals enrolled or planning to enroll in doctoral degrees in "science and engineering disciplines of military importance." Eligible fields can be found on the program's website. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars
Funds collaborative biomedical research projects between an NIH lab and either Oxford or Cambridge that will culminate in a Ph.D. Tracks leading to an M.D./Ph.D. are also available. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement (average GPA = 3.9/4.0) and exceptional research promise. Graduating seniors and alumni who have not begun graduate school or are currently in medical school may apply. U.S. citizenship required.
National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowships
Funds practical research opportunities and experiences in an EPA office or laboratory over the summer or during the school year. Students apply to fellowships advertised through ten regional offices. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a college or university or planning to enroll in the fall, and must be pursuing an academic program related to environmental studies, with at least four related courses already completed. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors or alumni intending to go to graduate school in the fall may apply.
National Science Foundation Fellowships
Provides funds for early stages of graduate school for students in science, math, or engineering. Fellowships can be used at universities in the U.S. or abroad, but applicants must be U.S. citizens. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Pomona does not endorse candidates.
National Urban Fellows
Funds a 14-month Master of Public Administration program that includes a nine-month mentorship assignment. Check with program for any citizenship requirements. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
Awards up to 5 $35,000 awards annually to promising amateur screenwriters. Fellowship winners are expected to use their fellowship year producing at least one full-length feature film screenplay. Accepts applications from non-citizens.
NYC Teaching Fellows
This alternative credentialing system funds candidates' Master's degrees in education while also training them for working in the classroom and helping them secure a teaching position in NYC. Candidates who can teach understaffed areas such as math, science, and special education and candidates from diverse backgrounds are especially welcome to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
NYC Urban Fellows
Funds a nine-month fellowship in which participants are placed in the mayoral office and city agencies in NYC and work on public policy issues related to urban planning. Applicants must provide proof that they are eligible to work in the U.S. Graduating seniors and recent alumni (less than two years from graduation) may apply.
Organization of American States Academic Scholarships (Graduate)
Funds up to two years of graduate study in any OAS member state (with the exception of the applicant's sponsoring country). Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in hand, so alumni only may apply. Citizenship requirements are unclear; citizens of another OAS member state may be eligible to apply through their country of citizenship.
Out to Innovate Scholarships
Funded by the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals. Provides a minimum of $5,000 toward schooling for undergraduate or graduate education for LGBT students or active allies majoring in STEM fields. There do not appear to be citizenship requirements--check with the organization. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni may apply.
Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship
Offers a stipend for work on HIV-related public policy in a Congressional office. Check with organization about citizenship requirements. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni in graduate school may apply.
Population Reference Bureau International Programs Fellowship
Funds a 2-year fellowship at PRB at the Office of Population and Reproductive Health. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Graduating seniors and recent alumni may apply.
Funds a year of intensive Arabic language study at the University of Qatar in Doha. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a minimum of 2 years of formal Arabic study and the ability to demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency in Arabic. Graduating seniors and recent alumni may apply.
Funds two years of graduate study (up to $35,000 a year) toward completion of a master's degree in international affairs or related programs. Fellows participate in two summer internships--one at Capitol Hill and one overseas at a U.S. embassy. Fellows must commit to a minimum of 3 years of service as a Foreign Service Officer after graduation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Graduating seniors or alumni may apply.
Fully funds two years of study at Oxford toward a graduate degree or degrees for 32 scholars a year. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Pomona may endorse an unlimited number of candidates.
Rotary Foundation Academic Year Ambassadorial Scholarship
Funds a year of study and community service in any country abroad where a Rotary Club is located. Juniors, seniors, or alumni may apply through either the Claremont Rotary or their hometown Rotary clubs. Pomona does not endorse candidates.
Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
Funds six-to-nine-month fellowships in Washington, DC working for nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applicants must be able to demonstrate excellent academic achievement, serious interest in peace and security issues, and experience with public activism. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. U.S. citizenship is preferred but not required.
The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
Funds a year of field and policy training for applicants who strive to be effective leaders in ending hunger and poverty. Applicants must have a commitment to social justice and anti-racism, demonstrated leadership skills, and U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
SMART Scholarship for Service
Offers a full scholarship for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Award winners must commit to summer internships and post-graduation civilian employment with the Department of Defense after graduation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students may apply.
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Funds up to two years of graduate study in the U.S. in any field. Applicants must either be naturalized citizens or in possession of a green card by the application due date. Graduating seniors and alumni who are no further than their first or second year of graduate study may apply.
Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Funds a two-year Master's program for those interested in pursuing Foreign Service work at the U.S. Department of State. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be seeking admission to graduate school in the following fall. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
UNICEF Global Citizenship Fellowship
Funds a 13-month program in which fellows participate in community outreach, partnership development, and program implementation for UNICEF domestic initiatives. Applicants apply to one of several cities and must have an in-depth knowledge of that area. Candidates must have a demonstrable interest in children's rights and international issues, leadership skills, and creativity. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants must have valid U.S. Work Authorization.
Urban Teacher Center
Funds a four-year alternate teacher training program for candidates who are committed to education equity and results-oriented teaching. Candidates train and work in Baltimore or Washington, D.C. Citizenship requirements are not clear - check with the program for details. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
Venture for America Fellowship
Funds two years of work at emerging start-ups in select cities across the country. Also provides training to all fellows and a capstone award to the most successful fellows in the cohort. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice
Funds a year of working as a full-time policy analyst for Families USA's health policy department. Fellows conduct research and contribute to publications about health care justice. Citizenship requirements are unclear; check with the organization. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
Whitaker International Fellowship
Sends young Biomedical Engineers anywhere outside the U.S. or Canada for academic or scientific research, coursework, or internships. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
White House Internship
NB: This is not technically a fellowship because it is unpaid. This internship provides the opportunity to work in the White House for a short-term period. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent alumni may apply.
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships
Awards up to $30,000 toward Master's degrees and credentialing programs for students who wish to pursue a career in teaching math, science, or technology at public secondary schools in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, or New Jersey. Graduating seniors and alumni with STEM majors or strong experience in STEM fields may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Youth Service Opportunities Project Fellowship
Run by Americorps, this program offers a modest stipend to volunteers who commit to a year of serving youth in Washington, D.C. or New York City. Fellows gain leadership experience and training in running a non-profit. U.S. citizenship not required. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.