Blossom Hill Fellowship

Deadline: March 27 2020

The Blossom Hill Fellowship funds innovative ideas to help children and youth anywhere in the world affected by conflict in the Middle East. The fellowship's goal is to encourage individuals to develop innovative and solution-focused initiatives that create opportunity for conflict-affected children and help to break the cycle of violence that plagues their communities.

The fellowship provides $50,000 to fund innovative projects. One or two applicants may apply to manage the project. Grants are potentially renewable for a second year.

For more information, see https://www.blossomhill-foundation.org/fellowship.html

Deadline: March 27, 2020

 

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship in South Asian Languages

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 South Asian Languages is for Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Pashto, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu.

 

Penn’s Application Process

New as well as continuing undergraduate students are eligible for FLAS fellowships, which include $10,000 toward tuition and a stipend of $5,000 for the academic year. Students should submit complete applications using this link. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible.  Although strength of proposal is a principal consideration for evaluation, financial need is also a priority.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship in African Languages

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 African Languages is for Amharic, Igbo, Swahili, Tigrinya, Twi, Wolof, Yoruba, and Zulu.

 

Penn’s Application Process

New as well as continuing undergraduate students are eligible for FLAS fellowships, which include $10,000 toward tuition and a stipend of $5,000 for the academic year. Students should submit complete applications using this link. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible.  Although strength of proposal is a principal consideration for evaluation, financial need is also a priority.

Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program

Deadline: January 31 2020

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, 2020

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.

 

Cultural Vistas Fellowship

Deadline: November 15 2019

Cultural Vistas Fellowship

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 India. Upon their return home, Cultural Vistas Fellows are required to carry out an educational or service project that helps promote international understanding and exchange.

http://www.culturalvistas.org/cvfellowship  

Deadline: November 15, 2019

 

Penn’s Application Process

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

 

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

Deadline: December 1 2019

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.

https://smartscholarshipprod.service-now.com/smart?id=smart_index  

Deadline: December 1, 2019, 5:00pm Eastern US Time (TENTATIVE) - Application opens in August 2019

 

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.

 

Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship

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: (Anticipated) October 12, 2019 (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).

 

Critical Language Scholarship

Deadline: November 19 2019

Critical Language Scholarship

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.

http://clscholarship.org/

Deadline: November 19, 2019 (by 8:00pm EST)

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • 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 (krpalm@upenn.edu). 

 

Humanity in Action Fellowship

Deadline: January 5 2020

Humanity in Action

Humanity in Action's programs concern human rights activities generally, but they focus specifically on the relationship between majority and minority populations in the countries where the programs take place (currently Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, and the US). The five-week programs address a carefully selected range of subjects intended to provide the Fellows analytical and intercultural skills and perspectives that will aid in their work on a broad range of human rights issues in the future.

http://www.humanityinaction.org/

Deadline: January 5, 2020

 

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.

 

Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: December 10 2019

Boren Scholarship

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.

http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/basics.html

Penn Deadline: December 10, 2019

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • 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.

 

 

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