Beyond Barnard and the Dean of Studies Office compiled the below list of competitive fellowships, scholarships, and grants available to Barnard students. We encourage you to explore these options early so to meet criteria, expectations, and deadlines. For those that are nominated by Barnard, there will be both an internal and external deadlines listed. Please note that proposals and letters of recommendation are due by the internal deadline.
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ARTHUR LIMAN YALE SUMMER FELLOWSHIP
The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law at Yale Law School supports undergraduates and graduate students working in the public interest. Broadly defined, public interest law includes helping those who lack the resources to retain attorneys, as well as engaging in advocacy work, and participating in shaping public policy. The Liman Summer Fellowship offers students an opportunity to participate in public interest law projects. Summer Fellows have worked on issues such as immigrants’ rights, workers’ rights, prison conditions, educational adequacy, and juvenile justice. Placements can include organizations providing civil or criminal legal services to individuals or to groups, organizations focused on problems of legal and public policy, and law-related media. Summer Fellows have the opportunity to participate in the Liman Public Interest Law Colloquium, an annual event held at Yale Law School that brings together advocates, scholars, and students from across the country for a day-long discussion on public interest topics such as low-wage workers and workfare, criminal justice reform, and organizing both globally and locally. Through their involvement with the Liman Program, Summer Fellows become part of a large network of public interest advocates. Fellowships are offered to students at Barnard, Brown, Harvard, Princeton (undergraduate and graduate), Spelman, Stanford, and Yale.
Deadline: January 2020
Contact: For more information, contact Dean Nikki Youngblood-Giles or go to https://law.yale.edu/centers-workshops/arthur-liman-center-public-intere....
ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF JAPANESE BRIDGING PROJECT FOR STUDY ABROAD IN JAPAN
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. $2,500 for semester programs; $4,000 for full-year programs.
Contact: For more information and the application, visit http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/japan-bridging-scholarships
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. $34,000: $4,000 upon completion of the BA; $30,000 while attending graduate school.
Deadline: Internal deadline: January 19, 2020. Application deadline: February 2020. All application materials must be submitted to the Foundation by Barnard.
Contact: Interested students should contact Beyond Barnard early in the fall semester of the junior year. For more information, go to http://fdnweb.org/beinecke/
DAVID L. BOREN SCHOLARSHIP
Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
Maximum scholarship awards are:
- $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)
- $10,000 for a semester
- $20,000 for a 6 - 12 months
Boren Scholarships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion, and therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants proposing a at least 6 months overseas. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1. Summer-only programs must be eight (8) weeks or more and are limited to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students.
For more information, go to https://www.borenawards.org/scholarships/program-basics/boren-scholarshi....
BRITISH MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP
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. Tuition, living expenses, airfare to and from the U.S. for two years.
Deadline: Internal deadline: September 1, 2019. October 3, 2018.
Contact: Interested students should contact Beyond Barnard in the spring of the junior year. For more information and to create an applicant, visit www.marshallscholarship.org.
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.”
By applying for graduate study, applicants are automatically considered for the scholarship. For more information, go to http://www.ox.ac.uk/clarendon/about.
CON EDISON SUMMER INTERNSHIPS IN SCIENCE
To support low-income and underrepresented women (African-American, Latina, or Native American) with full-time undergraduate status who will intern in New York City or Westchester County during the summer. Internships must be full time (30+ hours) and last a minimum of 10 weeks. Grants are up to $4,725.
Contact: For more information, contact Dean Jemima Gedeon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG YOUTH EXCHANGE FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
Purpose: The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18-24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.
CORO FELLOWS PROGRAM IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS
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.” 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.
Note that a pre-application form must be completed in order to submit the full application. See www.coro.org for information and contact details specific to each program site.
CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
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 2018. 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.
For more information, please consult the website: http://clscholarship.org/
CULTURAL VISTAS FELLOWSHIPS
The Cultural Vistas Fellowship will afford up to 12 U.S. university students the opportunity to enrich their academic learning through professional internship and immersion experiences in Argentina, Germany or India. This multinational program is funded by Cultural Vistas and focuses on the theme of civic engagement and youth involvement. It includes a 6-week virtual seminar, 8-week internships abroad, orientation and reentry seminars in NYC, and post-program service projects. The fellowship awards covers the cost of travel, housing and emergency medical insurance.
Request application: https://culturalvistas.org/programs/abroad/cultural-vistas-fellowship/
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. For more information, please consult the website: http://www.daad.de/en/index.html
DAVIS PROJECTS FOR PEACE
To enable students to design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the summer of 2018. Students receive $10,000 to execute their project.
Deadline: Internal deadline: January 19, 2020. Nominated proposals must be submitted to the Davis Foundation by Barnard College in February 2020.
Contact: Interested students should consult the website http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/ and contact Beyond Barnard early in the fall semester.
ERNEST F. HOLLINGS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
To assist in funding for tuition, travel, internships, and conferences. Funding includes $19,000 tuition for junior and senior years, a summer internship at NOAA with a NOAA Mentor, $8,800 for internship stipend and housing, and funds for travel and conference presentations. To be eligible, you need to be a U.S. citizen with a minimum GPA of 3.0., and amajor must be in STEM or Social Sciences and Education.
For more information, go to: https://www.noaa.gov/office-education/hollings-scholarship
ERTEGUN GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
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. One to three years of support, including tuition fees, college fees, and a generous cost of living stipend.
For more information: http://www.ox.ac.uk/ertegun/
FORD FOUNDATION DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIPS
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. For three years: $20,000 annual stipend, $2,000 award to the institution in lieu of tuition and fees.
Applicants must intend to be enrolled in a Ph.D. or Sc.D. program for fall 2019. For more information and the online application, visit http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/index.htm
FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND AREA STUDIES (FLAS) FELLOWSHIPS
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. Summer FLAS fellowship tuition grant is up to $18,000 and $10,000 stipend for undergraduate and graduate students plus subsistence allowance.
FULBRIGHT US STUDENT PROGRAM
Supports one year of graduate study, research, creative projects, or English teaching worldwide. The program is one of the largest academic exchanges in the world, providing approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study and in more than 140 participating countries. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Deadline: Internal deadline: September 1, 2019. National deadline: October 8, 2019.
Contact: Interested students should see Beyond Barnard in early spring of junior year. Candidates will need to work on the application over the summer prior to senior year. For more information and to create an applicant account, visit https://us.fulbrightonline.org/
JAMES C. GAITHER JUNIOR FELLOWS PROGRAM
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. Fellowship of $36,000 plus full benefits for one year, beginning August 1, 2019.
Deadline: Internal: December 1, 2019. All application materials must be submitted by Barnard in January 2020.
Contact: Barnard may nominate up to two candidates each year. Interested students should contact Beyond Barnard early in the fall semester of their senior year. See also: http://carnegieendowment.org/about/jr-fellows.
GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIPS
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. Tuition, a living allowance, and one round-trip airfare, for up to three or four years. 95 new scholarships are awardd each year; 40 in US round, 55 in international round.
For more information: www.gatesscholar.org.
GERMAN CHANCELLOR FELLOWSHIP
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. Monthly stipend of 2,150 to 3,650 EUR, for one year, with additional allowances for travel, German language instruction, and insurance.
For information, visit the Humboldt Foundation’s website: www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/4074.html.
BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
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. 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.
Contact: Interested students who are Pell Grant recipients should contact Barnard Global and Beyond Barnard early in the semester prior to studying abroad. Applications and more information can be obtained at www.iie.org/gilman.
BARRY M. GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP
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. 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: Internal: December 1, 2019, National deadline: January 31, 2020.
Contact: Interested students should contact Beyond Barnard in the fall semester of the sophomore or junior year.
THE HELEN FELLOWSHIP (American Museum of Natural History, NYC)
The Helen Fellowship is a one-year residency for post-baccalaureate women to devote time immersed in computational scientific research and educational outreach at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City. $70,000 for the year plus generous benefits.
For more information, go to https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/adults/bridgeup-stem/helen-fellowship
To support students seeking a PhD of the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency. Fellowship will support the PhD portion of a joint MD/PhD study program.
For more information, go to http://hertzfoundation.org/
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. Funds range from $1,000 - $5,000.
For more information, go to www.hsf.net.
HUMANITY IN ACTION FELLOWSHIP
To bring together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. HIA covers the costs of participation and accommodation during the fellowship programs and a modest stipend for meals. However, all Fellows will be responsible for financing the cost of round-trip airfare to their program city. Humanity in Action will cover this cost for Fellows with documented need.
For more information, go to https://www.humanityinaction.org/
THE JET PROGRAM
The JET Program USA is a competitive employment opportunity that allows young professionals to live and work in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. Being a JET is an opportunity to work and to represent the United States as cultural ambassadors to Japan. Most participants serve as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) and work in public and private schools throughout Japan; some work as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) as interpreters/translators. The JET Program seeks participants who are adaptable, outgoing, and who have a deep interest in Japan.
For more information, go to https://jetprogramusa.org/about/
THE KNIGHT-HENNESSY SCHOLARSHIP
To provide full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford. This includes the JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as all joint- and dual-degrees. U.S. citizens and international students are eligible to apply.
Interested students should review full eligibility requirements and apply at https://knight-hennessy.stanford.edu/
THE LEVIN-GOFFE SCHOLARSHIP
To support undocumented immigrant students who are LGBTQ or intersex with awards totaling $25,000 for up to two years of school. Eligible applicants are all those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, or intersex; do not hold U.S. citizenship, a green card, or an F-1 visa; have a current, most recent, or cumulative GPA of at least 3.25; and have completed one academic year / are at least a rising sophomore. Please note that all application information is kept confidential. In addition, applicants do not need to include any information they feel unsafe sharing (e.g., address).
For more information, go to https://www.stonewallfoundation.org/scholarships/
LUCE SCHOLARS PROGRAM
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 three students per year.
Deadline: Internal deadline: October 1, 2019. All application materials must be submitted to the Luce Foundation by Barnard by November 1, 2019.
Contact: Interested students should speak with Beyond Barnard in the early fall of the senior year. See also: www.hluce.org/lsprogram.aspx.
JAMES MADISON FELLOWSHIP (Junior Fellowship)
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. 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.
Contact: Interested students should speak with Professor Lee Anne Bell in the fall. For more information and the application, visit www.jamesmadison.com.
MICROFLUIDICS STEM SCHOLARSHIP
To provide an award of $1,000 for tution and related expenses for students majoring in a STEM field of study.
THE MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP
To introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars are chosen annually for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Deadline: Internal deadline: September 1, 2019, National deadline: September 27, 2019. For more information, go to http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/mitchellscholarship
MORTIMER HAYS-BRANDEIS TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP
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. $19,000 for one year: July 1 through June 30.
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/
MOUNT VERNON LEADERSHIP FELLOWSHIP
To provide sophomores (rising juniors) an highly selective six-week summer program a learning and networking opportunity at the home of America’s first president just outside our nation’s capital. The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program offers a dynamic and stimulating leadership curriculum that encourages students to examine their personal strengths, identify areas for growth, and ultimately take action as a leader. In that spirit, these leadership lessons are taught within a framework highlighting the inspirational leadership model of George Washington.
For more information, go to http://www.mountvernon.org/site/leadershipfellows/
NATIONAL PHYSICAL SCIENCE CONSORTIUM: GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES
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. $16,000 per year, renewable. Fellows are required to accept two years summer internships.
For further information, including the application and a list of NPSC-member schools, visit www.npsc.org.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
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. $30,000 per year stipend and $10,500 per year cost-of-education allowance, for up to three years; $1,000 international travel allowance. October deadlines vary by field of study.
Interested students should consult the Foundation’s website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201
PAYNE USAID INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
To attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service. The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need.
For more information, go to http://www.paynefellows.org/?session.areaid=2&contentid=941
THOMAS R. PICKERING GRADUATE FOREIGN AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP
To attract outstanding students who will enroll in two-year, full-time 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.
Actual expenses during the first and second year of a US 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. The Fellowship does not fund law or or joint law degree programs.
Contact: Interested students should contact Beyond Barnard in the fall semester. See also: https://pickeringfellowship.org/
THE RANGEL INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
To provide support for individuals interested in careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State.
For more information, go to http://rangelprogram.org/
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. Tuition, living expenses, and travel to and from Oxford.
Deadline: Internal deadline: September 15, 2019, National deadline: October 2, 2019.
Contact: Interested students should speak with Beyond Barnard in the spring of the junior year. See also: http://www.rhodesscholar.org/
To enable individuals to join a global network of the world's most talented young leaders, helping to build stronger links between China and a rapidly changing world. The Schwarzman Scholars experience is anchored in a rigorous and innovative Master’s of Global Affairs degree program at Tsinghua University, one of the country's leading universities. Drawing on the best traditions of Tsinghua and top academic institutions around the world, the curriculum bridges the academic and professional worlds to educate students about leadership and about China's expanding role in the world. The program also provides Scholars with unparalleled learning opportunities with leaders from China and the world through high-level interactions at lectures, an internship program, a mentors network, and intensive deep-dive travel seminars.
For more information and to apply, go to https://www.schwarzmanscholars.org/program/
SOROS FELLOWSHIPS FOR NEW AMERICANS
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." $20,000 per year, for up to two years, for living expenses, and half tuition at the graduate institution the fellow attends.
Contact: Interested students should speak with Beyond Barnard early in the fall semester of the senior year. See also: www.pdsoros.org.
THE TRAUB-DICKER RAINBOW SCHOLARSHIP
The Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship was established by Peggy Traub and Phyllis Dicker to encourage and support women-identified lesbians in their pursuit of higher education. This program provides one-year scholarships of $1,500 or $3,000 to those graduating high school or already enrolled in college in any year of study, including graduate school. Scholarships are paid directly to the recipient’s school and are applied toward tuition. Applications are judged on:
- Academic achievement
- Outstanding community service and leadership
- Commitment to impacting LGBTQ issues
For more information and to apply, go to https://www.stonewallfoundation.org/scholarships/
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." Up to $30,000.
Deadline: Internal deadline: December 1, 2019, National deadline: February 4, 2020.
Contact: Interested juniors should speak with Beyond Barnard early in the fall semester. See also: www.truman.gov.
MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
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. Scholarships up to $7,000.
Deadline: Internal deadline: February 2, 2020, National deadline: March 2020.
Contact: Interested students should speak with Beyond Barnard in the fall of their sophomore or junior year. For preliminary information, visit https://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx
WEATHERHEAD UNDERGRADUATE TRAINING GRANT
To support undergraduate students pursuing summer projects in East Asia that develops academic and/or professional expertise up to $2500.
For more information, go to http://weai.columbia.edu/academics/scholarships-grants/weatherhead-under...
ELIE WIESEL PRIZE IN ETHICS
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.) Prizes range from $500 (honorable mention) to $5,000 (first prize).
For more information, consult the foundation’s website: www.eliewieselfoundation.org.
WOODROW WILSON TEACHING FELLOWSHIP
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia and Pennsylvania. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or have extensively studied, one or more of the STEM fields. The fellowship includes a stipend and admission into a master's degree program at a partner institution. As part of their commitment to ensuring the success of students in high-need secondary schools, Fellows teach for at least three years in an urban or rural school district.
For more information: https://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-teaching-fellowships
Internal Barnard Grants:
CJC FOR THE ARTS GRANT (Barnard specific)
To funds expenses related to senior theses or other independent projects in film, studio art, dance, theater, or related fields. Grants vary from $250 - $700.
Deadline: November 2019.
Contact: Interested students should speak with Dean Evelyn Leong by early October of the senior year and obtain the Committee guidelines for application from her at that time. Decisions will be announced by mid-December.
LUCYLE HOOK TRAVEL GRANTS (Barnard specific)
To provide funding for travel related to research for the Barnard senior thesis (endowed by a late, emerita Barnard faculty member). Grants range from $100-$500.
Deadline: November 2019.
Contact: Interested students should speak with Dean Evelyn Leong by early October of the senior year and obtain the Committee guidelines for application from her at that time. Decisions will be announced by mid-December.
THE PETER JUVILER AND DENNIS DALTON HUMAN RIGHTS FELLOWSHIP FUND (Barnard specific)
To support summer research and internship opportunities for students studying human rights. social justice, and peace studies. $2,500 awarded to two students annually. Open to all students for domestic or international travel.
Deadline: March 20, 2020. Candidates apply to the Committee on Honors during the spring to seek support for travel that will take place during the upcoming summer.
Contact: Interested students should see Dean Evelyn Leong and/or Professor J.C. Salyer, Human Rights Program Director during the fall semester.
TOW SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (Barnard specific)
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. Fellowships range from $1,000 - $4,000.
Deadline: February 27, 2020.
Contact: Interested students should see Dean Evelyn Leong during the fall semester.
The MMUF program is part of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's mission to "aid and promote such religious, charitable, scientific, literary, and educational purposes as may be in the furtherance of the public welfare or tend to promote the well-doing or well-being of mankind." In 1988, under this broad charter, the Foundation made a long-term commitment to help remedy the serious shortage of faculty of color in higher education, as well as to address the attendant educational consequences of these small numbers. The name of the program symbolically connects the mission to the achievements of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, educator, college president, and civil rights activist.
To redress the under-representation of minority groups on American college and university faculties, the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program encourages students with a demonstrated commitment to racial diversity, to pursue academic careers. It provides opportunities for talented undergraduates to work with faculty mentors in research and other activities designed to encourage the pursuit of the PhD in the humanities and sciences.
Selected Fellowships Deadline
Below is a list of major national competitive fellowships, scholarships, and grants. Interested students should contact Beyond Barnard for more information and guidance. Where noted, some grants are Barnard College specific (internal Barnard grants). For information on these opportunities, please contact Dean Kuan Tsu. Dates reflect the 2019-2020 academic year. Please note that application deadlines are subject to change and program websites should be consulted.
FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINES:
The Mitchell Scholarship: Internal deadline: September 1, 2019. National deadline: September 27, 2019
British Marshall Scholarship: Internal deadline: September 1, 2019. National deadline: October 3, 2020
Fulbright US Student Program: Internal deadline: September 1, 2019. National deadline: October 8, 2019
Rhodes Scholarship: Internal deadline: September 15, 2019. National deadline: October 2, 2019
German Chancellor Fellowship: September 15, 2019
Thomas Pickering Graduate Fellowship: September 17, 2019
Schwarzman Scholarship: September 26, 2019
Luce Scholars Program: Internal deadline: October 1, 2019. National deadline: November 1, 2019
Knight-Hennessy Scholarship: October 9, 2019
Gates Cambridge Scholarship: October 2019
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: expected October and March/April
Bridging Scholarship for Study Abroad in Japan: October 10, 2019 (Spring 2020 study); April 2020 (Fall 2020/academic year 2020-21 study)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program: October 2019
Lucyle Hook Travel Grants (internal Barnard grant): November 2019
CJC Scholarship (internal Barnard grant): November 2019
Margot Krut Fund for the Performing Arts (internal Barnard grant): November 2019
Soros Fellowships for New Americans: November 1, 2019
Critical Language Scholarship Program: expected November 2018
Cultural Vistas Fellowship: expected November 2019
Payne USAID International Development Graduate Fellowship Program: November 1, 2019
Jet Program: November 2019
Truman Scholarship: Internal deadline: December 1, 2019. National deadline: February 4, 2020
James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program: Internal deadline: December 1, 2019. National deadline: January 15, 2020
Barry Goldwater Scholarship: Internal deadline: December 1, 2019. National deadline: January 31, 2020
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals: December 1, 2019
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships: December 2019 (Dec 10: Dissertation and Postdoctoral, Dec 17: Predoctoral)
Beinecke Scholarship: Internal deadline: January 19, 2020. National deadline: February 2020
Davis Projects for Peace: Internal deadline: January 19, 2020. National deadline: February 2020
Arthur Liman Yale Summer Fellowship: expected January 2019
Humanity in Action Fellowship: expected January 2019
Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs: expected January 2019
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics: expected January 2019
Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowships: expected January 2019
Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship: expected January 2019
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship: expected January 2019
Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Program: January 2020
Clarendon: expected January 2019
The Helen Fellowship (AMNH): January 19, 2020
Josephine De Karmen Fellowship: January 31, 2020
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellowship: January 31, 2020
Udall Scholarship: Internal deadline: February 2, 2020. National deadline: March 2020
The Peter Juviler and Dennis Dalton Fund (internal Barnard grant): February 2020
David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship: expected February 2019
The Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship: February 4, 2020
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program: February 4, 2020
James Madison Fellowship (Junior Fellowship): March 1, 2020
Bridging Scholarship for Study Abroad in Japan: April 2020 (Fall 2020/academic year 2020-21 study)
Tow Summer Research Fellowship (internal Barnard grant): March 2020Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: expected October and March/April
Weatherhead Undergraduate Training Grant: expected March 2019
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: expected March 2019
Con Edison Summer Internships in Science: expected April 2020