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Fellowships and Scholarships


The Dean of Studies office has compiled a selected list of scholarships and fellowships below available to Barnard students. Please contact Dean James Runsdorf (jrunsdorf@barnard.edu) at the Dean of Studies office with any questions regarding scholarships or fellowships.

For more information, please check out the following sections:



Purpose: to introduce promising college graduates to the teaching profession "in a program of guided work in the classroom, professional seminars, and exposure to theories and methods of experienced faculty." Ordinarily, fellows teach two courses, coach in the athletics program, and reside in the dormitories, where they counsel students.

Note: For information about other awards that might be suitable for aspiring teachers, please visit the Office of Career Development.

Award: Room, board, insurance, and a stipend of approximately $22,000, for one year.

Deadline: January 15, 2014 (postmarked), but candidates are urged to apply earlier, to facilitate interviewing.

Contact: Ms. Lynda Diamondis, ldiamondis@andover.edu, 978-749-4003
Phillips Academy, 180 Main Street, Andover, Massachusetts 01810-4161

For more information and the application, visit www.andover.edu/about



Purpose: To support graduate study in any field. Graduating Barnard seniors, as well as alumnae, are eligible to apply.

Award: $5,000 (average).

Deadline: November 15, 2013 (application and all supporting materials).

Contact: Office of Alumnae Affairs, 212-854-2005, alumnaeaffairs@barnard.edu. For more information and the application (available by mid-August), visit www.alum.barnard.edu/fellowship.



Purpose: “To assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan.” Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible.

Award: $2,500 for semester programs; $4,000 for full-year programs.

Deadline: For spring 2014, October 8, 2013.

Contact: Interested students should contact Dean Young in the fall. For more information and the application, visit aatj.org/atj/studyabroad/scholarships.html



Purpose: To support up to two years of graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Candidates apply during the junior year and should display "superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise." Also, financial need is an important criterion for selection; nominees are required to have some history of receiving financial aid during their undergraduate years. Barnard can nominate no more than one student per year. Nominees must be U.S. citizens.

Award: $34,000: $4,000 upon completion of the BA; $30,000 while attending graduate school.

Deadline: February 21, 2014. All application materials must be submitted to the Foundation by


Contact: Interested students should see Dean Runsdorf early in the fall semester of the junior year. See also: foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/beinecke.



Purpose: To select outstanding graduating seniors as well as eligible recent alumnae as Junior Fellows to provide research and other assistance to Associates working on the Carnegie Endowment’s projects. These include non-proliferation; democracy building; trade; and China- related, South Asian and Russian/Eurasian issues.

Award: Fellowship of $36,000 plus full benefits for one year, beginning August 1, 2014.

Deadline: Internal: November 22, 2013. Final: January 15, 2014.

Contact: Barnard may nominate up to two candidates each year. Interested students should contact Dean Runsdorf early in the fall semester of their senior year. See also: www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrFellows.



Purpose: To support students with the “best proven and future potential who will be starting a new graduate course at Oxford. Clarendon Scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full and a generous grant for living expenses.”

Deadline: January 2014; exact date TBA

Contact: Interested seniors and alumnae should see Dean Runsdorf during the fall semester.



Purpose: “The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the US or abroad.”

Award: Up to $50,000 annually.

Deadline: Applications available in October 2013. Final deadline TBA, probably late February 2014.

Contact: Interested students and alumnae should speak with Dean Runsdorf in the fall. For more information, please consult the website: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate- scholarships/graduate-arts-award/



Purpose: To help train individuals for “effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena.” Coro prepares participants “to translate their ideals into action for improving their own communities and beyond.” The program, which is graduate-level and full-time for nine months, consists largely of a series of six field assignments in which Fellows intern with government agencies, businesses, political campaigns, labor unions, media organizations, and non-profit groups. It also involves seminars and group and individual projects. Candidates apply to one of five program locations: New York, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Ideal candidates “have demonstrated some leadership either academically or within a community and have an interest in public affairs” and possess “an ability to work within a diverse group, commitment to public service, flexibility, and intellectual curiosity.”

Note: For information about other awards related to public service, including public health and social justice, please visit the Office of Career Development.

Award: Tuition waivers and payment schedule vary between Coro centers. Nationally, there is a tuition of $3,500. Need-based stipends are available at all Coro centers.

Deadline: January 2014 (exact date TBA). Note that a pre-application form must be completed in order to submit the full application.

Contact: See www.coro.org for information and contact details specific to each program site.



Purpose: A program of the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer 2014. Languages are Arabic and Persian: advanced beginning, intermediate or advanced levels; Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu: beginning,

intermediate, or advanced levels; and Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: intermediate or advanced levels.

Award: Travel to program location, pre-departure orientation costs, visa fees, room, board, program-sponsored travel within country, entrance fees for program activities

Deadline: TBA. Applications available online in fall 2013.

Contact: For more information, please consult the website: clscholarship.org/



Purpose: Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (German Academic Exchange Service) offers a wide range of scholarships and grants to undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members of higher educational institutions in the United States and Canada, for study and research in Germany.

Contact: For more information, please consult the website: www.daad.de/en/index.html



Purpose: To enable students “to design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the summer of [2014].”

Award: $10,000 per project.

Deadline: Nominated proposals must be submitted to the Davis Foundation by February, 2014 (exact date TBA).

Contact: Interested students should consult the website www.kwd100projectsforpeace.org and speak with Dean Runsdorf early in the fall semester.



Purpose: “To fund and otherwise encourage graduate study [at Oxford University] in the Humanities by...a group of highly qualified students from throughout the world who have a plan to enlarge their knowledge, have the desire to extend their vision, and seek the opportunity to exchange their ideas.”

Award: one to three years of support, including tuition fees, college fees, and a generous cost of living stipend.

Deadline: TBA; probably February 2014.

Contact: Please speak with Dean Runsdorf in the fall semester. For more information: www.ox.ac.uk/ertegun/



Purpose: "To increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity." Doctoral fellowships are offered to applicants who show great promise of becoming successful teachers and researchers at the college and university level in the sciences, social sciences, or humanities. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and belong to a group “whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding.”

Award: For three years: $20,000 annual stipend, $2,000 award to the institution in lieu of tuition and fees.

Deadline: Online applications TBA, probably mid-November 14, 2013; supporting materials, early January 2014 (exact date TBA). Applicants must intend to be enrolled in a Ph.D. or Sc.D. program for fall 2014.

Contact: For more information and the online application, visit www.national- academies.org/fellowships.



Purpose: To provide “allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies.”

Award: Summer FLAS fellowship tuition grant is up to $5000 and $2500 stipend for undergraduate and graduate students.

Deadline: TBA, probably early March 2014.

Contact: For more information and application, please see www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsflasf/index.html



The institute of International Education (IIE) has re-launched the Freeman-ASIA Program. Applications can be submitted online starting in January 2014 for study abroad beginning in summer 2014. Freeman-ASIA scholarships will be available for study abroad any time through the 2013-14 academic year, with application deadlines on the program website. The program provides financial support to American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need to study for academic credit in East and Southeast Asia. Awards range from $3000-$7000, depending on the length of study. The program’s goal is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia, its peoples and cultures.

For more information, please contact Dean Gretchen Young and consult the website: http://www.iie.org/freeman-asia



Purpose: To support a year of post-graduate study abroad. Applicants propose a scholarly project, usually to be carried out while affiliated with an overseas university. (There are also a number of Fulbright Teaching Assistantships available for certain countries, for instance France, Germany, and Korea. Recipients assist in the teaching of English language skills.) Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Award: Travel, living expenses, tuition (as appropriate).

Deadline: All application materials must be submitted to Dean Runsdorf by the middle of September. Applicants will be interviewed by the Committee on Honors in early October.

Contact: Interested students should see Dean Runsdorf in the spring of the junior year. Candidates will need to get started on the application over the summer and should be sure to touch base with Dean Runsdorf again by early August. For more information and to create an applicant account, visit www.us.fulbrightonline.org.



Purpose: “to [increase] the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high- quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.”

Deadline: January 17, 2014 for 2014-15 scholarships

For more information: Please consult the website: www.fundforeducationabroad.org/applicants



Purpose: To support study at Cambridge by outstanding students who show exceptional promise as scholars and leaders, and “for whom further study at Cambridge would be particularly appropriate.” Candidates should show evidence of their “intellectual ability, leadership capacity and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others.” Awards are given to support study toward a second bachelor’s degree, a one-year post-graduate course of study, or research leading to the Ph.D.

Award: Tuition, a living allowance, and one round-trip airfare, for up to three or four years.

Deadline: October 15, 2013. Please note, however, that Gates applicants must apply separately for admission to Cambridge, and admission-application deadlines may vary, depending on the degree a candidate is seeking. Further information and downloadable application materials—for the Gates Scholarship and for admission to Cambridge—may be accessed at the Gates website.

Contact: Interested students should speak with Dean Runsdorf in the spring of junior year. For further information, visit www.gatesscholar.org.



Purpose: To support ten “young prospective leaders” from the U.S., Russia, or China, who “have the potential to become…intermediaries between their home countries and Germany as they assume important positions in the fields of economy, science, politics and society.” The scholarship supports a year in Germany for “professional development, study, or research.” Applicants propose projects related to their “professional development and goals.” Though graduating seniors are eligible to apply, in most cases the award goes to candidates who have been out of college and working in a profession for several years. No prior knowledge of German is required, although applicants “must establish contact with a prospective host (mentor) who agrees to supervise them professionally and/or academically” prior to submitting an application.

Award: Monthly stipend of 2,150 to 3,650 EUR, for one year, with additional allowances for travel, German language instruction, and insurance.

Deadline: October 15, 2013.

Contact: For further information, visit the Humboldt Foundation’s website: www.humboldt- foundation.de/web/4074.html.



Purpose: To provide “U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.” Applicants must be Pell Grant Recipients.

Award: Up to $5000 for U.S. students studying abroad for up to one academic year. Students who receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad are eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman Scholarship Program, for a total possible award of up to $8,000.

Deadline: October 2013 for spring semester abroad; early March 5, 2014 for fall and full-year programs.

Contact: Interested students who are Pell Grant recipients should contact Dean Young in early September or late January, depending on their study abroad plans. Applications and more information can be obtained at www.iie.org/gilman.



Purpose: To support exceptionally promising students who demonstrate interest in careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering. Barnard may nominate up to four students each year, to be selected from the sophomore and junior classes. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Award: Up to $7,500 annually. Current sophomores are eligible for two years of aid (i.e., for the junior and senior years); current juniors, one year.

Deadline: January 28, 2014.

Contact: Interested students should see Dean Runsdorf in the fall semester of the sophomore or junior year.


HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND (College Scholarship Program)

Purpose: To support Hispanic American students at the post-secondary level. Selection criteria are "academic achievement, financial need, personal strengths, and leadership." Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of Hispanic background, must be full-time students with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and must have applied for federal financial aid.

Award: $1,000 - $5,000

Deadline: Applications available September 1, 2013. Deadline TBA.

Contact: Visit www.hsf.net.



Purpose: To provide funding for travel related to research for the Barnard senior thesis (endowed by a late, emerita Barnard faculty member).

Award: Varies, but normally ranges from $100-$500. Candidates apply to the Faculty Committee on Honors, which typically awards four or five grants each year.

Deadline: November 1, 2013

Contact: Interested students should speak with Dean Runsdorf by early October of the senior year and obtain the Committee guidelines for application from him at that time. Decisions will be announced by mid-December.



Purpose: To support up to four years of study for students pursuing the MFA degree, or the Ph.D. in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be eligible for federal financial aid. “Candidates are selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise.”

Award: Up to approximately $44,000 per year, total, for tuition and stipend, for up to four years.

Deadline: Because of a lack of funding, fellowships for what would have been the coming cycle will not be offered.

Contact: Interested students should consult the Javits website:




Purpose: “To support undergraduates working in the public interest. Broadly defined, public interest law includes helping those often lacking resources to retain attorneys, as well as engaging in advocacy work of a variety of kinds, and participating in shaping public policy.” All currently enrolled students are eligible to apply, including seniors wishing to work the summer immediately following their graduation.

Award: Stipend of $2,500 for an 8-10 week summer internship and invitation to attend the Liman Colloquium at Yale Law School in early March or April. In past years, the award has included subsidized on-campus housing for those Fellows who have summer internships in New York.

Deadline: Early February 2014. Applications must be submitted to Dean Kuan Tsu.

Contact: Prospective applicants who have questions about the fellowship should see Dean Kuan Tsu in the late fall after her general email with specifics regarding the application process has been sent to all students. See also: www.law.yale.edu/intellectuallife/undergraduatesummerfellowship.htm.



Purpose: To provide a cultural experience in Asia, through an internship, for recent graduates and young professionals who display academic excellence, outstanding leadership ability, and— most important—"a mature and clearly defined career interest in a specific field and...potential for professional accomplishment within that field." Students with previous significant Asian experience or with a concentration in Asian studies are ineligible—the program seeks applicants who would not otherwise in the course of their careers have such an experience. Nominees must be U.S. citizens. Barnard may nominate no more than three students and alumnae per year.

Award: Air transportation; insurance; language instruction; monthly stipend, sufficient to meet all living expenses, for approximately 12 months: late June through mid-July of the following year.

Deadline: Internal Deadline: September 15, 2013. All application materials must be submitted to the Luce Foundation by Barnard by November 1, 2013.

Contact: Interested students should speak with Dean Runsdorf in the early fall of the senior year. See also: www.hluce.org/lsprogram.aspx.



(Junior Fellowship)

Purpose: To support master's-level study in American history or political science (MA), or in the teaching of constitutional history, or American government, political institutions, and political theory (MAT, MEd). Candidates should have no previous teaching experience and should be committed to pursuing careers as secondary-school teachers of American history, American government, or social studies. (After earning the master’s degree, fellows are obligated to teach for at least one year for each year of support received.) One of the goals of the Foundation is to encourage current and prospective secondary-school teachers to undertake graduate-level study of the U.S. Constitution, and all fellows are required to attend a four-week summer graduate seminar on the Constitution. The Madison fellowship cannot be used to support doctoral study, the pursuit of a teaching certificate, master's degrees in public affairs or public administration, or law degrees. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Note: For information about other awards that might be suitable for aspiring teachers, please visit the Office of Career Development.

Award: Up to $24,000, pro-rated over the period of study. Ordinarily, a Junior Fellowship supports two years of full-time study, but occasionally the Foundation permits fellows to study part-time.

Deadline: March 1, 2014.

Contact: Interested students should speak with Professor Lee Anne Bell in the fall. For more information and the application, visit www.jamesmadison.com.



Purpose: To support two years of post-graduate study at British universities for "intellectually distinguished young Americans, their country’s future leaders." Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.7 and must be U.S. citizens.

Award: Tuition, living expenses, airfare to and from the U.S. for two years.

Deadline: October 1, 2013. Internal Deadline: September 1, 2013.

Contact: Interested students should speak with Dean Runsdorf in the spring of the junior year. For more information and to create an applicant account, visit www.marshallscholarship.org.



Purpose: To support one year of post-graduate study in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Applicants should display: "academic excellence and intellectual distinction...an outstanding record of leadership...sustained commitment to service and community." Applicants are encouraged to read the profiles of Mitchell Scholars (see website) to get a fuller sense of the qualities that ideal candidates will display. Candidates must be U.S. citizens.

Award: Tuition, housing, stipends for international travel and living expenses.

Deadline: October 1, 2013.

Contact: Interested seniors should see Dean Runsdorf in the spring semester of junior year. See also: www.us-irelandalliance.org/mitchellscholarships.



Purpose: To provide support toward living expenses and travel outside the United States for students who have proposed projects in the visual and fine arts, including art history, conservation, studio art, and photography. Applicants must have received an undergraduate degree no more than three years prior to the start of the fellowship. Graduating seniors are eligible.

Award: $19,000 for one year: July 1 through June 30.

Deadline: TBA; probably late January 2014.

Contact: Interested students should speak with Professor Tomas Vu-Daniel, at Columbia, in the fall of senior year. See also: www.brandeis.edu/programs/mhb.



Purpose: To support doctoral study in the following fields at specified NPSC-member institutions: astronomy, chemistry, computer science, geology, materials science, mathematics, physics, and some engineering fields. Women and/or members of historically underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, have a GPA of at least 3.0 and be: current seniors, or candidates for a terminal MA, or returning to school with no more than an MA, or first year graduate students in a Ph.D. program.

Award: $16,000 per year, renewable. Fellows are required to accept two years of relevant, paid summer employment.

Deadline: November 2013 (exact date TBA). Applicants should take the GRE in June following the junior year, or, at the latest, November 1 of the senior year, and should instruct ETS to send the scores to code R4417. Important: Candidates must also make separate application for admission directly to NPSC-member schools.

Contact: For further information, including the application and a list of NPSC-member schools, visit www.npsc.org.



Purpose: To support up to three years of research-based graduate study in science, technology, mathematics, or engineering. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Women, students with disabilities, and students from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Award: $30,000 per year stipend and $10,500 per year cost-of-education allowance, for up to three years; $1,000 international travel allowance.

Deadline: Early November 2013 (exact date TBA). See website for exact deadlines for various fields of study.

Contact: Interested students consult the Foundation’s website: www.nsfgradfellows.org.



Purpose: To encourage and support U.S. undergraduate students studying abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Preference is given to undergraduate applicants proposing a full-year academic study. Summer-only programs are limited to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics students. In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to work in the Federal Government in a position with national security responsibilities for one year within three years of graduation.

Award: up to $8,000 for summer; up to $10,000 for a semester; up to $20,000 for an academic year.

Deadline: On-campus deadline: January 7, 2014 for study abroad in 2014-15.

Contact: Interested students should see Dean Young early in the fall semester. See also: www.borenawards.org.



(For Current Juniors)

Purpose: "To attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds, who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. …Women and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply." Applicants must be current juniors with GPA's of at least 3.2, who demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and academic achievement in programs relevant to the work of the U.S. Department of State.

Award: Tuition, room and board, and fees for the senior year of college and for the first year of graduate school. Reimbursement for books and some travel may be paid, pending availability of funds. Fellows must participate in one ten-week overseas and one ten-week domestic summer internship within the U.S. Department of State. Fellows must commit to pursuing a master’s degree at one of the graduate schools participating in the program in fields such as international studies, international affairs, public policy, administration, economics, political science or foreign languages. Fellows are obligated to serve as Foreign Service officers for three years after successfully completing the program.

Deadline: Early February 2014 (exact date TBA).

Contact: Interested students should see Dean Kuan Tsu during the fall semester. See also: www.woodrow.org/fellowships/foreign_affairs/pickering_undergrad.



(For Prospective Graduate Students)

Purpose: To attract outstanding students who will enroll in two-year master’s degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology or foreign languages, and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The program develops a source of trained men and women who will represent America’s interests abroad. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.2 from their most recently received degree, and must be U.S. citizens. At the time of application, candidates must be seeking admission to graduate school for the following academic year.

Award: Actual expenses during the first and second year of graduate school. This funding is to help cover tuition cost first then room and board, books, mandatory fees and one round-trip ticket per academic year between the Fellow’s residence and the academic institution, pending availability of funds. Fellows receive stipends during their participation in two summer internships: one at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC between the first and second years of graduate school and one at a U.S. Embassy during the summer immediately following graduation from graduate school. Fellows are obligated to serve as Foreign Service officers for a minimum of three years after completing the program.

Deadline: Early February 2014 (exact date TBA).

Contact: Interested students should see Dean Kuan Tsu during the fall semester. See also: www.woodrow.org/fellowships/foreign_affairs/pickering_grad.



Purpose: To support two to three years of post-graduate study at Oxford. Promising candidates will display “well-rounded excellence”: i.e., academic excellence, leadership ability, strength of character, and “energy to use their talents to the full,” demonstrated either through participation in sports or other expression of “physical vigor.” Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Award: Tuition, living expenses, and travel to and from Oxford.

Deadline: October 3, 2013; Internal deadline September 1, 2013. Barnard candidates are interviewed by the Committee on Honors in late September.

Contact: Interested students should speak with Dean Runsdorf in the spring of the junior year. See also: www.rhodesscholar.org.



Academic-Year Scholarship (for Junior Year Abroad) Multi-Year Scholarship (for Post-Graduate Study) Cultural Scholarship (for Language Study)

Purpose: To promote international understanding by supporting three months, six months, a year, or two to three years of overseas study. The Academic-Year Scholarship may be used to support a junior year abroad, but only if the candidate plans to enroll directly at an overseas university. The Multi-Year Scholarship supports two years of study, and may be used for the pursuit of a degree. Both of these awards may be used to support study in virtually any field, and in any country in which there are Rotary clubs. Neither award may be used for unsupervised research, full-time employment, or a medical internship or residency. The Cultural Scholarship supports three or six months of intensive language training in selected countries.

[Please note: “Some Rotary districts may only offer one type of scholarship (or none at all);

applicants must check with the local club regarding availability.”]

Award: Academic-Year Scholarship: $25,000, depending upon expenses. Multi-Year Scholarship: $12,500 per year, for two years. Cultural Scholarship: $12,000 for three months; $17,000 for six months.

Deadline: Deadlines are set by local Rotary clubs and therefore vary. Important: In all cases, however, candidates for awards for post-graduate study will be required to apply before the senior year begins. Students who plan to apply for an Academic-Year Scholarship to support a junior year abroad should apply before the sophomore year begins. (In most cases, deadlines fall between March and July.)

Contact: Students interested in the Academic-Year Scholarship—i.e., for junior year abroad— should see Dean Young by June 1 following their first year at Barnard. Others should see Dean Runsdorf. More information, including addresses and phone numbers of local Rotary clubs, may be obtained at rotary.org/en/studentsandyouth/EducationalPrograms/AmbassadorialScholarships.



Purpose: To enable undergraduates and graduate school students to gain practical experience in public service by taking an unpaid or low-paid job or internship during the summer or other term. Preference will be given to applicants who have already secured such a position, but who require additional funds.

Note: For information about other awards related to public service, including public health and social justice, please visit the Office of Career Development.

Award: $2,000

Deadline: TBA, probably March 15, 2014.

Contact: For details on the content of the essay, types of reference letters, and a list of former winners and their projects, visit www.jwsaxefund.org.



Purpose: To support up to two years of graduate study in any field for "new Americans": permanent residents, naturalized citizens, and the children of naturalized citizens. In addition to academic excellence and the promise of significant achievement in her or his proposed field, the ideal candidate will also display "creativity, originality, and initiative... [and]...commitment to the values expressed in the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution."

Award: $20,000 per year, for up to two years, for living expenses, and half tuition at the graduate institution the fellow attends.

Deadline: November 8, 2013.

Contact: Interested students should see Dean Runsdorf early in the fall semester of the senior year. See also: www.pdsoros.org.



Purpose: To support travel related to research for the senior thesis. Candidates apply to the Committee on Honors during the spring of the junior year to seek support for travel that will take place during the summer between the junior and senior years.

Award: Generally $1,000 - $4,000.

Deadline: March 1, 2014.

Contact: Interested students should see Dean Runsdorf during the fall semester.



Purpose: To support the last year of undergraduate study and up to three years of graduate study for students who plan careers in government or elsewhere in public service. In addition to academic excellence, promising candidates will display leadership ability and experience, a strong record of community service, and focused graduate and career plans. Barnard may nominate up to four students—all of whom must be juniors—each year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. "Scholars are invited to participate in a number of programs: Truman Scholar Leadership Week, The Summer Institute, The Truman Fellows Program, and The Public Service Law Conference." Service requirement: "…Scholars…are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion at a Foundation-funded graduate degree program."

Award: Up to $30,000.

Deadline: February 10, 2014.

Contact: Interested juniors should speak with Dean Runsdorf early in the fall semester. See also: www.truman.gov.



Purpose: "To encourage outstanding [sophomores and juniors] to pursue careers related to environmental public policy and to encourage outstanding Native American and Alaska Native [sophomores and juniors] to pursue careers related to health care and tribal public policy." Candidates must be U.S. citizens, permanent resident aliens, or U.S. nationals (if residents of American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands). Barnard can nominate no more than six students per year.

Award: Up to $5,000.

Deadline: March 5, 2014.

Contact: Interested students should speak with Dean Runsdorf in the fall of their sophomore or junior year. For preliminary information, visit www.udallfoundation.org.



Purpose: To support undergraduate students pursuing summer projects in East Asia that develop academic and/or professional expertise.

Award: Up to $2500.

Deadline: Early March 2014. Exact date TBA.

Contact: Submit materials to Dean Runsdorf



Purpose: An essay contest “designed to challenge college students to analyze urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world." Open to full-time juniors and seniors, who submit a 3,000-4,000 word essay on an assigned topic, which changes each year. Entrants must be supported by a faculty sponsor—see website. (It is permissible for students to submit essays that they have written for courses.)

Award: $500 - $5,000 (honorable mention - first prize).

Deadline: December 2013 (exact date TBA).

Contact: Interested juniors and seniors should speak with Dean Runsdorf during the fall semester, and/or consult the foundation’s website: www.eliewieselfoundation.org.