Beinecke Scholarship

Deadline: December 1 2021

Beinecke Scholarship

The Beinecke Scholarship provides scholarships for juniors planning to pursue graduate study in the humanities, social sciences, or the arts.  Each scholar receives $4,000 upon completion of their undergraduate studies, and a total additional $30,000 for support of graduate study.  Applicants must have a history of being eligible for need-based financial aid.

http://fdnweb.org/beinecke/

Penn Deadline: December 1, 2021, 11:59pm

Penn’s Application Process

The Beinecke Scholarship accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To apply to Penn’s nominee, you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Deadline of December 1, 2021, 11:59pm.

  • Start a CURF Fellowships Nomination Request for the Beinecke Scholarship.
  • As soon as you have arranged for letters of recommendation from at least three Penn faculty members, request letters via the Fellowships Nomination Request process. Recommendation letters for the Beinecke Scholarship must be written by faculty in the applicant's field (or a closely allied field) who have taught you and/or supervised your research. Letters should focus primarily on the nominee’s academic strength, intellectual curiosity, and potential for advanced graduate study in their field. In particular, Beinecke recommendation letters should address:
    • How does the candidate’s academic ability in their field compare to their peers?
    • Why is the candidate’s specific focus of research unique or important?
    • How is the candidate particularly well-suited to pursue their specific research (academic strength, research experience, other factors)?
    • Why are the graduate schools identified by the candidate a good fit for the candidate and their research interests?
  • Upload a single PDF which combines your Beinecke application form, resume, unofficial transcript from Penn InTouch (and other institutions, if relevant), and personal statement.  You will use the same process as above.
  • If you do not receive an email confirming your submission within 4 hours, please IMMEDIATELY. email aolson@upenn.edu to make sure CURF has received your submission.
  • Nominated students will receive further instructions.  

 

Yenching Academy

Deadline: November 15 2021

Yenching Academy

Functioning as an independent college at Peking University, Beijing, the Academy offers students a Master of Arts in China Studies with a curriculum that covers six broad categories: Literature and Culture; History and Archaeology; Philosophy and Religion; Politics and International Relations; Economics and Management; and Law and Society.  Academy courses will be available in both English and Chinese.

Fellowships for international Yenching Scholars are for twelve months, during the course of which they complete their coursework and may complete the thesis.  A limited number of financial aid packages are available for those who wish to remain on campus for a second year.  Degrees are granted upon the completion of all coursework and satisfactory defense of the thesis, and are awarded in January and July of each year.

Yenching Academy of Peking University is hosting a series of virtual open sessions for prospective students on Yenching's strongest research areas from mid-October through late November. Current and past students of the Academy and Yenching Associate Dean, Dr. Brent Haas, will host. View Yenching's research areas and register here.

http://yenchingacademy.org/

Penn Deadline for currently enrolled Penn students: November 15, 2021

NOTE:  Alumni who are citizens of nations other than the US or Canada must also apply for Penn endorsement by November 15, 2021, in order to meet Yenching's non-US and Canada application deadline.  If you are uncertain whether you fall under the non-US and Canada deadline, please contact Yenching Academy's Admissions Team at yca-admissions@pku.edu.cn

Penn’s Application Process

The Yenching Academy 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 November 15, 2021.

  • Applicants must complete and submit this Yenching application form and submit it as part of your application to Penn.
  • This year, Yenching Academy has announced that Peking University will only accept recommendation letters written by full professors or associate professors. Please check each potential recommender's webpage to ascertain their academic rank. If you are uncertain about their rank, please email Dr. Genser at genser@upenn.edu.
  • As soon as you have arranged for letters of recommendation, complete and submit this Yenching recommendation form, which you must send to each of your recommenders and which must be submitted by recommenders to CURF along with their Yenching recommendation letter for you.
  • Complete Penn’s CURF Fellowships Nomination Request for the Yenching Academy.  Here, you will upload a single PDF which combines your completed Yenching application form, your personal statement, CV/resume, and unofficial transcript from Penn InTouch (and other institutions, if relevant).  If you do not receive an email confirming your submission within 4 hours, please IMMEDIATELY email aolson@upenn.edu to make sure CURF has received your submission.
  • Nominated students will receive further instructions. 
  • After being nominated by Penn, applicants must also complete and submit the Yenching application. Applicants should NOT complete the “Recommenders” section of the online application. Since Penn submits each candidate’s two letters of recommendation by email, nominees should simply enter their recommenders’ information (name, title, etc.) in the Yenching application system, but enter yca-submissions@pku.edu.cn and noreply-yca-admissions@pku.edu.cn instead of the recommenders’ email addresses, then click “send request.” This will prevent unnecessary work for recommenders.

 

Thouron Award

Thouron Award

The Thouron Award is tenable at any university in the United Kingdom, and covers tuition and fees for a single one- or two-year graduate degree program, plus a living allowance and generous travel stipend.  Applicants will be selected on the basis of scholarship, as well as clarity of purpose, contribution to community, and other intangible aspects of person.

The Thouron-University of Pennsylvania Fund for British-American Student Exchange exists for the promotion of better understanding and closer friendship between the people of the United Kingdom and the United States of America. This academic exchange and experience in international friendship was conceived by and is supported by gifts from Sir John Thouron and the late Esther du Pont, Lady Thouron, of Unionville, Pennsylvania.

Fall 2021 applicants must have completed their most recent degree from Penn (or be in the process of completing their Penn degree) no earlier than Spring 2019.

Potential applicants should view this video to learn more about the Thouron Award: 2021 Thouron Award Information session with Thouron Award staff and 2021 recipient

https://www.thouronaward.org/apply-from-penn/

Penn Deadline: October 15, 2021

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • Submit your application materials and register your recommenders directly through the Thouron Award website by October 15, 2021.
  • Candidates are also expected to be in touch with at least one faculty member at their first choice UK institution. These individuals need not ultimately supervise candidates' dissertation work, but should serve as a contact for applicants to become familiar with their intended departments.
  • After applications are received, the Thouron faculty committee will screen the applications. A set of finalists will then be invited in December to attend interviews, almost always held in late January or early February in Philadelphia. 

 

Michel David Weill Scholarship

Deadline: October 31 2021

Michel David Weill Scholarship

This scholarship funds tuition and living expenses for a two-year master’s program at Sciences Po in Paris for one American student who exemplifies academic excellence, leadership, multiculturalism, tolerance, and high achievement. A minimum GPA of 3.70 is required to apply for the Michel David Weill Scholarship.

http://www.americas.sciences-po.fr/en/content/michel-david-weill-scholarship

Penn Deadline: October 31, 2021, 11:59pm US Eastern Time

 

Penn’s Application Process

The Michel David Weill Scholarship accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To apply to be Penn’s nominee, you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Deadline of October 31, 2021, 11:59pm US Eastern Time.

  • As soon as you have arranged for letters of recommendation, CURF Fellowships Nomination Request for the Michel David Weill Scholarship, where you will be able to request letters of recommendation.
  • Additionally, you will upload a single PDF which combines the Michel David Weill Candidate Information Form, personal statement, recent graded research paper (8-10 pages with professor comments), and your unofficial transcript from Penn InTouch (and other institutions, if relevant). Please also include in this pdf a copy of your CV or resume. If you do not receive an email confirming your submission within 4 hours, please IMMEDIATELY email aolson@upenn.edu to make sure CURF has received your submission.
  • Candidates must also apply directly to a master’s program at Sciences Po by the relevant institutional application deadline, which in 2021 is November 30 (TENTATIVE)
  • Nominated students will receive further instructions.  

 

Churchill Scholarship

Deadline: October 4 2022

Churchill Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to enable outstanding American students (generally with a GPA of 3.90 or higher) to complete one year of graduate study in engineering, mathematics, and science at Churchill College, University of Cambridge.  The Scholarship covers all fees and provides a living stipend, a transportation allowance for travel to the UK, and travel and research grants.

http://www.winstonchurchillfoundation.org/

Penn Deadline:  October 4, 2022

  • Churchill applicants must also separately apply to Cambridge no later than the US Gates Cambridge Deadline, which is October 12, 2022 (TENTATIVE)

Churchill applicants must list Churchill College as their first choice college on their Cambridge application in order to be considered for the Churchill)

Penn’s Application Process

The Churchill Scholarship accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To apply to be one of Penn’s nominees (Penn may nominate up to 2 candidates each year), you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Deadline of October 4, 2022.

  • Carefully review the instructions at https://churchillscholarship.org/apply.html, then register and login to the Churchill application at https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/churchillscholarship. Complete the application, and submit it through the Churchill application system by Penn’s Internal Deadline of October 4, 2022.
  • Recommendations must be requested and submitted through the Churchill application system no later than Penn’s Internal Deadline of October 4, 2022.
  • Nominated students will receive further instructions.

 

Gaither Junior Fellows Program (formerly the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program)

Deadline: November 30 2021

Check out this step-by-step guide to the Gaither process for potential applicants!

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program (formerly the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program)

The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program offers up to twelve one-year internships at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Gaither Junior Fellows assist with research and editing for Carnegie senior scholars in areas including nuclear nonproliferation, foreign policy, democracy and governance, technology policy, economics, and regional studies. Junior Fellows are paid a monthly salary and receive health insurance.

http://carnegieendowment.org/about/jr-fellows

Penn Deadline: November 30, 2021

 

Penn’s Application Process

The Gaither Junior Fellows 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 November 30, 2021.

  • 2022-2023 application materials will be likely be released in October 2021 - in the meantime, you can review last year's application materials here for reference.
  • As soon as you have arranged for letters of recommendation, begin a CURF Fellowships Nomination Request for the Gaither Junior Fellows program and request letters through that process.
  • You will also be prompted to upload a single PDF which combines the Gaither application form, cover essay (1 page, double-spaced, on why you wish to become a Junior Fellow), CV or resume (1-2 pages), unofficial transcript from Penn InTouch (and other institutions, if relevant), and essay for the program for which you are applying (3 pages).  If you do not receive an email confirming your submission within 4 hours, please IMMEDIATELY email aolson@upenn.edu to make sure CURF has received your submission.
  • Nominated students will receive further instructions.  

 

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