The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another culture with an eight-week summer internship in Argentina, Germany, or Singapore. Upon their return home, Cultural Vistas Fellows are required to carry out an educational or service project that helps promote international understanding and exchange.
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program
The SMART scholarship program was established by the Department of Defense (DoD) and provides tuition support to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Awardees are assigned to a DoD laboratory where he/she will be expected to serve as a summer intern and complete a period of post-graduation employment service as a DoD civilian.
Deadline: October 8, 2021 (TENTATIVE) (to complete State Department online internship application – double check this date with the State Department posting)
Penn’s Application Process
While Harriman Fellowship does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.
Note: students must first apply for a relevant summer internship with the State Department. The Fellowship reaches out to eligible candidates several months later, and invites them to apply for the Harriman (at which point application instructions and a deadline are provided).
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.
While the Critical Language Scholarship does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to interested graduate students. Undergraduate students are encouraged to contact Kristyn Palmiotto in Penn Abroad (email@example.com).
Fellows first participate in an intensive three-week summer educational program providing a country and context-specific curriculum (currently: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, the Netherlands, or Poland) that examines historical and contemporary challenges to human rights, pluralism and equality. Then, they embark on developing Action Projects in their own communities.
Under the auspices of the National Security Education Program, the Boren Scholarship supports undergraduate study abroad focusing on geographical areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to US national security. These US government grants entail a service obligation.
To be competitive, applicants should meet with the Boren Scholarship advisor in Penn Abroad during the fall semester. Additional details about the application process are available through Penn Abroad.
The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies or with the international aspects of professional or other fields of study. FLAS awards are available only for specific languages, and are contingent on federal funding.
The FLAS Fellowship in Middle Eastern Languages is for Arabic, Hebrew, Kurdish, Persian, Tajik, and Turkish.
Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. A cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above is required. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.
These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete to come to the UK on a fully-funded three-to-four week program. Students will take part in cultural events, research, collaboration, and presentations at an esteemed British University. Each Summer Institute will cover a different theme. To be eligible, applicants must have at least a 3.70 GPA.
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors dedicated to leadership and public service in either of two areas:
Students from any ethnic background interested in conservation and environmental issues from any political perspective
Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers or working on Tribal Policy
Each scholarship covers expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,000. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support. Scholars selected during their sophomore year may be re-nominated during their junior year.
The Udall Scholarship program accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To apply to be one of Penn’s nominees, you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Deadline of February 7, 2022.
Interested candidates should contact Dr. Angie Estevez by January 24 in order to obtain access to the Udall online application. A sample application is available here.
As soon as you have arranged for letters of recommendation, CURF Fellowships Nomination Request for the Udall Scholarship, where you will be able to request letters of recommendation.
You will submit your application materials through the Udall online application system.
Nominated students will receive further instructions.