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.
Provides $8,000-20,000 for undergraduates interested in studying abroad and learning an under-studied language that is deemed critical to our national security. Awards can be given for summer study (STEM fields only), semester study, and year-long study. Students eligible for Pomona financial aid may not be eligible for Boren awards during the regular school year. Those given the award must agree to complete government service after graduation for a time period equal to the time of their award. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may apply. Applicants apply through Pomona, who can endorse an unlimited number of candidates.
Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship
Provides $2,500 (average) toward a project to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshman, sophomores, and juniors 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.
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.
Davis Projects for Peace Grants
Funds grassroots projects anywhere in the world that focus on "conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers which cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace." Applicants must apply through the Draper Center at Pomona. U.S. citizenship is not required. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors may apply--as groups or as individuals.
Funds a one-year Master's degree or equivalent credential at Cambridge University (Downing College). Pomona provides a ranked list of candidates and ultimately nominates one winner per year. Applicants must be graduating seniors.
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.
Fulbright Summer Institutes
Funds 3-6 weeks of academic and cultural study at a UK institute of higher learning. Participants study topics ranging from Shakespeare to archeology to the Atlantic slave trade. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen and sophomores only 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.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Provides awards for students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may apply.
Global Health Corps Fellowship
Fellows work with partner communities and organizations in low-income African countries to promote partnership towards better health in the host community. Non-U.S. citizens may be eligible for the fellowship; contact the organization to confirm. Open to graduating seniors only.
Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships
Funds summer work for three outstanding undergraduates at the U.S. Embassies in London and Paris or select offices in Washington, D.C. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors planning to enroll directly in graduate school after graduation may apply.
Humanity in Action Fellowship Programs
Funds a one-month summer program in Europe for students interested in histories of discrimination and resistance. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, or alumni who have graduated within the past year may apply. Non-citizens may 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This collaboration between the Claremont Colleges and Pilgrim Place funds two $10,000 awards to pursue projects around the world that are dedicated to peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability. U.S. citizenship is not required. Graduating seniors only 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 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.
Oldenborg International Research and Travel Grant
Oldenborg International Research and Travel Grants offer financial support to help cover expenses for international research for a senior thesis or senior exercise. Proposed projects must have received prior departmental approval. A selection committee will review grant proposals and make grant awards. Although awards may be made in amounts of up to $4,000, these grants are intended to supplement, not replace, other sources of funding. Students apply as juniors.
Pacific Basin Institute Student Summer Grant Program
Funds fully or partially summer travel to Pacific Rim Countries to work on a short documentary on the student's proposed topic. There is no citizenship requirement. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may apply.
Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships
Provides funding for students interning over the summer at the U.S. Embassies in London or Paris, or the Secretary of State's office in Washington. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
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.
RISE Research Internships in Science and Engineering
Funds sophomores and juniors in biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering, and physics who want to spend a summer conducting research with doctoral students in Germany. Knowledge of Germany is helpful but not required.
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. No information on citizenship requirements.
Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
Offers $10,000 stipend to conduct public service anywhere in the world. U.S. citizenship is not required. Graduating seniors only may apply.
Strauss Foundation Fellowship
Provides $1,000 to fund a one-year public service project anywhere in the world (it must be sustained through the school year). U.S. citizenship is not required. Juniors only may apply.
Taiwan-U.S. Alliance Ambassador Summer Scholarship Program
Funds a summer abroad in Taiwan studying Chinese language and culture. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants do not need to be proficient in Mandarin--in fact, the ideal candidate has not had an opportunity to study in China or learn Mandarin. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors may apply.
Ulitin Grant for Summer Research
Awards up to $2000 to support academic travel to Russia. Applicants must be a Russian/REES major or minor who has completed an equivalent of at least 4 semesters of Russian (RUSS 44) and is engaged in academic pursuits (langauge courses, independent research, internship). There are no citizenship requirements.
Funds a year of experiential travel abroad for applicants interested in pursuing a focused project or topic. Graduating seniors only may apply. Pomona can endorse up to 4 candidates. Eligibility is determined by the school attended rather than nationality.
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.