Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: January 31 2023

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program is a six-week summer institute for rising college juniors. This program offers a leadership curriculum that encourages students to examine their personal strengths, identify areas for growth, and ultimately take action as a leader. Fellows design and present a Capstone Project on an issue about which they are passionate. The program provides housing, transportation, meals, and a $3,000 stipend. To be eligible, sophomores must have at least a 3.40 GPA.

http://www.mountvernon.org/leadershipfellows/

Deadline: January 31, 2023 (on hiatus for Summer 2022)

Penn’s Application Process: This program does not require Penn’s nomination, but CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Deadline: October 12 2022

Please review our updated step-by-step guide to applying for the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an upcoming Knight-Hennessy information session (including targeted sessions for applicants pursuing specific degree types of graduate degrees).

See this Knight-Hennessy Tip Sheet

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

Knight-Hennessy fully funds up to three years of a graduate program at Stanford. Scholars will be part of a cross-disciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world's greatest challenges. Knight-Hennessy Scholars may pursue their graduate education in any of Stanford’s graduate programs (and must be admitted to that graduate program in a separate but parallel application process).

https://knight-hennessy.stanford.edu/

Deadline: October 12, 2022, no later than 1:00pm, Pacific US Time

Additionally, applicants must apply to your Stanford graduate program of choice by that department’s deadline (departmental deadlines may vary).

Note: The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program has specific guidelines about recommendations, which you can view on their website as well as here.

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to Penn students and alumni.

 

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: December 1 2022

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.

SMART Scholarship Information and Eligibility 

Deadline: December 1, 2022, 5:00pm Eastern US Time (Tentative Deadline) - Application opens in August 2022

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the SMART Fellowship does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.

 

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: January 11 2023

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.

http://www.krellinst.org/csgf/  

Deadline: January 11, 2023 (Tentative Deadline)

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the DOE CSGF does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.

 

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: November 18 2022

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines.

https://ndseg.org/

Deadline: November 18, 2022 (Tentative Deadline)

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the NDSEG Fellowship does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.

 

Coro Fellowship (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: January 10 2023

Coro Fellowship

The rigorous, nine-month program uses the city as a classroom, and includes placements in business, government, non-profit, labor and campaign sectors, with hands-on experience and opportunities to learn from key influencers and thought leaders shaping future agendas. At each project, Fellows do valuable work with concrete deliverables that supports the organization’s mission. Additionally, Fellows participate in group interviews with prominent city leaders and leadership seminars to learn how to critically examine and collaborate to address complex issues. Coro locations are Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and St. Louis.

http://www.corofellowship.org/ 

Deadline: January 10, 2023 (Tentative Deadline)

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the Coro Fellowship does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.

 

Emerson National Hunger Fellows (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: January 13 2023

Emerson National Hunger Fellows

The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program participants gain field experience fighting hunger and poverty through placements in community based organizations across the country, and policy experience through placements in Washington, DC.  The 11-month program bridges community-based efforts and national public policy, and fellows develop as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty.

https://hungercenter.org/what-we-do/emerson-fellowship/

Deadline:  January 13, 2023 (Tentative Deadline)

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the Emerson Fellows Program does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.

 

Urban Fellows Program (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: January 13 2023

Urban Fellows Program

The Urban Fellows Program is a nine-month fellowship in New York City that combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with volunteer service opportunities and a seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy.

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dcas/employment/urban-fellows.page

Deadline: January 13, 2023, 6pm EST (Tentative Deadline)

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the Urban Fellows Program does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.

 

Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: October 7 2022

Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship

This fellowship offers three summer internships each year: at the US Embassy in London, at the US Embassy in Paris, and at the Office of the Secretary of State in Washington, DC.

http://www.wm.edu/offices/dccenter/harriman/index.php

Deadline: October 7, 2022 (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).

 

Humanity in Action Fellowship (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: February 12 2023

Humanity in Action

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.

https://www.humanityinaction.org/fellowship/

Programs projected to be VIRTUAL in 2021 (https://www.humanityinaction.org/fellowship/become-a-fellow/)

Deadline: February 12, 2023 (Tentative Deadline)

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • While Humanity in Action does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.

 

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