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Scholarships

Many scholarships and grants are available to USD students. Here is a selection of scholarship opportunities.

Student Scholarships

All Programs

American Prospect Writing Fellowships

Amount: Fellows must make a one-year commitment. After that year, the Prospect and the fellow will evaluate and determine whether to renew for a second year. The fellowship pays $33,000 the first year and includes health, dental, and vision benefits.

The American Prospect's Writing Fellows Program offers journalists at the beginning of their career the opportunity to spend two full years at the magazine in Washington, D.C., developing their journalistic skills.

Application Requirements: We are seeking candidates with strong writing and analytical abilities who are as comfortable generating article ideas as they are relying on assignments. A passion for politics, policy, and digital journalism is a prerequisite. Prior journalism experience is not required. We are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our people with ongoing career-development opportunities. People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Link: http://prospect.org/job/writing-fellowship

BA Rudolph Scholarship

Amount: The recipients of the Summer Scholarship will be awarded $3,000. Internships lasting over six weeks will not be awarded additional funding. Accompanying the awarded scholarship, recipients will be assigned a mentor and point of contact from the B.A. Rudolph Foundation.
Application Deadline: April 1, 2016

B.A. Rudolph Foundation's mission is to advance or benefit young women through educational and general support for whom a small amount of support could make a significant difference. To this end, the B.A. Rudolph Foundation considers young women who have been accepted to or have applied to summer internships in progressive public service in Washington, D.C. for one of several available scholarships each year.

Application Requirements: The internship scholarship will be awarded to the young woman who best embodies the mission and values of the Foundation. She will be a socially responsible, progressive and driven young woman of high academic and moral caliber. Strong applicants will have previous roles in leadership positions and volunteer organizations. All scholarships are awarded to individuals who meet the following criteria: 1. Female 2. Either entering Junior or Senior year of college following internship OR a recent graduate 3. Applied or accepted to an internship located in the greater Washington metropolitan area centered on government, public service, non-profit endeavors, and/or women's rights. 4. Commencing internship on or after May 1st and completing internship no later than September 30th of the same year.

Link: http://www.barudolphfoundation.org/

California Executive Fellowship Program

Amount: Executive Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $1,972 as well as medical, dental and vision benefits.
Application Deadline: August 2, 2016

This ten-month program uniquely integrates work experience with academic and professional development. The fellowship experience begins with a comprehensive training about California state government, including briefings by the governor's staff, constitutional officers, legislative staff, academicians and others.

Application Requirements: The program is open to anyone who will be at least 20 years of age and a graduate from a university or four-year college by September 1, 2014. No preference is given to type of major or how recently the applicant has graduated. Individuals with advanced degrees and those in mid-career are encouraged to apply.

Link: http://www.csus.edu/calst/executive_fellowship_program.html

Davies-Jackson Scholarship

Amount: Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich educational environment of St. John's
Application Deadline: November 1, 2016

The Davies-Jackson Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records, who are the first in their families to graduate college, to participate in a course of study at St. John's College at the University of Cambridge. Graduating seniors may apply for the two-year B.A. degree program.

Application Requirements: To be eligible for the Davies-Jackson Scholarship applicants must be American citizens who are graduating seniors enrolled in one of the private liberal arts colleges and universities on the list of eligible institutions. The applicant should be the first in their family to graduate from college.

Link: http://www.cic.edu/Programs-and-Services/Programs/Pages/Davies-Jackson-Scholarship.aspx

Davis-Putter Scholarship

Amount: The maximum grant is $10,000
Application Deadline: April 1, 2016

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community.

Application Requirements: Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity

Link: http://www.davisputter.org/

Fulbright Scholarship

Amount: Round-trip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs, based on the cost of living in the host country and accident & sickness health benefits.
Application Deadline: October 11, 2016

The U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide.

Application Requirements: Must hold a B.A. degree or the equivalent before the beginning date of the grant. Must have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and to carry out proposed study. Extent to which the candidate and the project will help to advance the program aim of promoting mutual understanding among nations. Ability of the supervising agencies abroad to arrange supervision. Requirements of programs in individual countries. In many countries, only advanced degree candidates may apply, and in some countries, certain fields of study are closed. Check with IIE before filing an application if you do not meet country specifications.

Link: http://www.iie.org/fulbright

USD Faculty Contact: James Gump, PhD (gump@sandiego.edu)

Procedure: USD Fulbright Scholarship Procedures

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Amount: Gates Cambridge Scholarships are prestigious, highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
Application Deadline: October 15, 2016

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are one of the most prestigious international scholarships in the world. The program was established in 2000 by a donation of US$210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge; this is the largest ever single donation to a UK university.

Application Requirements: High achieving student applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study at the University of Cambridge: PhD (three year research-only degree); MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree); or a one year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)

Link: http://www.gatescambridge.org/about/

George C. Marshall Scholarships

Amount: The Scholarships are tenable at any British university and cover two years of study in any discipline, at either undergraduate or graduate level, leading to the award of a British University degree. The award covers university fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.

The George C. Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom.

Application Requirements: Open only to United States citizens who (by the time they take up their Scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA (after freshman year) of 3.7. To qualify for awards tenable from next fall, candidates must have graduated from their undergraduate college or university no more than three years previous to this date (although this restriction may be waived in the case of those wishing to read business studies or an allied subject).

Link: http://www.marshallscholarship.org/

George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Amount: The Mitchell Scholarship Program provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.
Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

The Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed 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.

Application Requirements: Applicants are judged on three criteria: scholarship, leadership and a sustained commitment to community and public service.

Link: http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/content/3/en/

Goldman School of Public Policy & International Affairs Junior Summer Institutes

Amount: Full tuition to attend UC Berkeley PPIA Junior Summer Institute, plus a stipend. Minimum of $5,000 toward graduate school tuition. UCPPIA Fellows often receive financial offers above and beyond this minimum.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2015

Empower and better address the needs of historically under-served communities.

Application Requirements: Must have completed junior year of college by the start of Junior Summer Institute (JSI) and have at least one full semester or two quarters of coursework remaining before graduation. Have a demonstrated interest in policy issues most affecting historically underserved communities, including African Americans, Asian American/South Asians, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Latino/as, and have a commitment to working on these issues, as shown by past and/or current service. Have demonstrated academic or personal growth in spite of difficult learning and/or living environments. Have potential for study at a UC graduate program or at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools in public policy, public administration and/or international affairs. Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public service such as government, nonprofits, humanitarian and international organizations and other related programs.

Link: http://gspp.berkeley.edu/academics/ppia-junior-summer-institute/fellowship-eligibility-criteria-guidelines

Goldwater

Amount: Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually.
Application Deadline: January 22, 2016

The purpose of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation is to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. A more realistic statement of the purpose, in today's terms, is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to those fields of academic study and research. Note: There is also an internal USD process before this deadline, please contact the Goldwater Faculty Point-Person for more details.

Application Requirements: The awards will be made to those who will be college juniors and those who will be college seniors, who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

Link: http://www.act.org/goldwater/

Hearst Minority Fellowship Spring Internship

Amount: A fellowship stipend of approximately $2,000 will be awarded to the Fall and Spring intern and approximately $4,000 will be awarded to the Summer intern.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2016

PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.

Application Requirements: The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color.

Link: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy/leadership-initiatives/hearst

Hearst Minority Fellowship Summer Internship

Amount: A fellowship stipend of approximately $2,000 will be awarded to the Fall and Spring intern and approximately $4,000 will be awarded to the Summer intern.
Application Deadline: March 17, 2016

PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.

Application Requirements: The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color.

Link: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy/leadership-initiatives/hearst

Humane Studies Fellowship

Amount: Non-residency fellowship program that awards up to $15,000 per year. Moreover, it provides individual advising and an extensive support network to help ensure academic success before and after you receive your degree.

Humane Studies Fellowships (HSF) are awarded to full-time graduate students embarking on liberty-advancing careers in ideas.

Application Requirements: The fellowship is open to current or prospective full-time graduate students (including law students) from accredited universities anywhere in the world whose research interests are related to ideas of a free society.

Link: http://www.theihs.org/humane-studies-fellowships

James Madison Graduate Fellowship

Amount: $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

To help secondary level history, government and social studies teachers to become outstanding educators of the U.S. Constitution.

Application Requirements: Individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level.

Link: http://www.jamesmadison.com/

Kathry Davis Fellowships for Peace

Amount: The Kathryn Davis Fellowships cover 100% of tuition, room, and board for one summer of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in any of the ten languages offered at the Middlebury College Language Schools: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2016

Investing in the Study of Critical Languages

Application Requirements: The Davis Fellowships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. Individuals in other fields, including working professionals, are encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the critical languages listed above.

Link: http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/finaid/fellowships/kwd

Laura Bush UNESCO Travelling Fellowship

Amount: The average fellowship award amount is $2,500.
Application Deadline: February 22, 2016

The fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO, using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.

Application Requirements: The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad.

Link: http://www.state.gov/p/io/unesco/programs/143138.htm

Law Fellows Outreach Program (UCLA)

Amount: Recipients attend informative seminars and panel discussions, designed to demystify the law school experience, are led by staff, alumni, and other members of the legal community. Each Fellow who successfully completes the program receives a scholarship for an LSAT preparation course. Finally, participants complete a J. D. Action Plan and meet with the directors of the Program regularly, often over the course of several years until they matriculate to law school and beyond, receiving continuous academic support, mentoring, counseling, and career guidance.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2016

The Academic Outreach Resource Center is committed to aggressively and imaginatively engaging in a wide variety of outreach initiatives designed to encourage students from diverse backgrounds to apply and attend law school at UCLA. This program is designed to encourage and prepare high-potential undergraduate and graduated students for a career in law, increase the diversity of the law school pool, and demystify the law school experience.

Application Requirements: Talented and motivated students with law school aspirations.

McNair Scholars Summer Research Program

Amount: USD McNair Summer Research Interns are eligible for: $2500 stipend, $250 research supplies fund, Campus housing for duration of the Summer Research Program, GRE test preparation, GRE fee waiver or reduction.

This program identifies and prepares eligible students for graduate studies leading to the PhD by providing research training and early scholarly experiences to high-achieving undergraduate USD students.

Application Requirements: In order to submit a proposal for the McNair Summer Research Program you must first be accepted as a USD McNair Scholar.

Link: http://www.sandiego.edu/mcnairscholars/

McNair Scholarship

Amount: Award includes: stipend, research supplies funding, campus housing, GRE test preparation and GRE waiver or reduction

The USD McNair Summer Research Program is an 8-10 week intensive academic experience that allows promising USD undergraduates the opportunity to explore their research inquiries, work closely with a USD faculty mentor, and learn about the doctoral career path.

Application Requirements: In order to submit a proposal for the McNair Summer Research Program, you must first be accepted as a USD McNair Scholar—this is a separate process than the research proposal.

Link: http://www.sandiego.edu/mcnair-scholars/research-opportunities.php

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship

Amount: Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each fellow receives tuition and living expenses that can total as much as $90,000 over two academic years.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2016

Paul and Daisy Soros, Hungarian immigrants and American philanthropists, established their fellowship program for New Americans in December 1997 with a charitable trust of fifty million dollars. They wished to "give back to the country that had afforded them and their children such great opportunities and felt a fellowship program was an appropriate vehicle."

Application Requirements: To be eligible, you must be: A New American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country). Not yet 31 years old, as of the application deadline. A college senior or holder of a bachelor's degree. Not beyond your second year - if already enrolled - in the graduate degree program for which you request support. Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment.

Link: http://www.pdsoros.org/

Rhodes Scholarship

Amount: Financial and logistical support for graduate study at Oxford University.
Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

The Rhodes Scholarships were established after the death of Cecil Rhodes, who wished to improve the world through the diffusion of contemplative, dutiful, and energetic leaders. His hope was to bring able students from the English-speaking world and beyond to study at Oxford University. Note: There is also an internal USD process deadline for the Rhodes Scholarship application, please contact the Rhodes Faculty Point-Person for more details.

Application Requirements: literary and scholastic attainments; energy to use one's talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports; truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship; moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one's fellow beings.

Link: http://www.rhodesscholar.org/

USD Faculty Contact: Erik Fritsvold, PhD (erikf@sandiego.edu)

Procedure: USD Rhodes Scholarship Procedures

Strauss Scholarship

Amount: The Strauss Foundation will award at least fifteen $10,000 scholarships each year, which will be used to pay for some of the costs of the public service project as well as for tuition, fees, books, room and board.
Application Deadline: March 4, 2014

Encouraging young leaders from 15 pre-selected California Colleges and Universities to undertake a high-impact project in public service or social change in their junior or senior year.

Application Requirements: The Strauss Scholarship Foundation will award scholarships to Junior class level students at pre-selected 4 year California colleges or universities who: have demonstrated an interest in public service, have outstanding leadership potential, have developed and can demonstrate effective communication skills and wish to 'make a difference' in local, regional, or national communities.

Link: http://www.straussfoundation.org/

Think Swiss Research Scholarships

Amount: The ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship program provides a monthly scholarship of CHF 1,050 (approx. USD 1,100) for a period of 2 to 3 months (CHF 3,150 maximum), which covers only a portion of the average student's living costs.

ThinkSwiss offers scholarships for a research stay in Switzerland. It supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2 to 3 months. The scholarship is open to students of all fields.

Application Requirements: It supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students.

Link: http://icenter.stanford.edu/orc/thinkswiss.html

Truman Scholarship

Amount: $30,000
Application Deadline: February 2, 2016

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is a merit-based grant awarded to undergraduate students, who wish financial support to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service.

Application Requirements: Candidates must: attend an accredited U.S. college or university and be nominated by the institution's Truman Faculty, must be nominated by the Campus Representative, be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals, complete an application and write a policy recommendation, be in the upper quarter of their junior class

Link: http://www.truman.gov/

USD Faculty Contact: Casey Dominguez, PhD

Procedure: USD Truman Scholarship Procedures

Udall Scholarship

Amount: Scholarships provide $5,000 toward tuition or other related costs
Application Deadline: March 2, 2016

The Morris K. Udall scholarships are awarded to honor the career of Congressman Morris Udall who made major contributions to the preservation and protection of the environment and for the rights of Native Americans and Alaskan Natives.

Application Requirements: Outstanding students who are either: college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and who study the environment and related fields; or Native American and Alaska Native students who are college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and are in fields related to health care or tribal public policy.

Link: http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/MKUScholarship.aspx

USD Undergraduate Research (several opportunities)

Amount: The student stipend amount for 2014 will be $3500. Students who need supplies or must travel to conduct their research can be awarded up to $500 towards these expenses.

The USD SURE program is designed to support student-based research projects under supervision of a USD faculty mentor.

Application Requirements: The SURE program is open to all undergraduate majors, therefore the types of projects that may be funded with SURE awards vary widely. Projects must have a clear research or scholarship focus, and should be conducted in line with disciplinary standards of inquiry. SURE projects must be 10 weeks long and are performed in collaboration with a USD faculty mentor.

Link: http://www.sandiego.edu/ugresearch/about/index.php

Art

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship

Support students in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Application Requirements: This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability - selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise- to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Link: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html

Biology

Department of Homeland Security Education Program

Amount: The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate students majoring in DHS-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. Students have the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant areas at federal research facilities located across the country. Participants receive a stipend plus transportation expenses to/from their internship location.

The DHS Summer Research Team (SRT) Program for Minority Serving Institutions provides research opportunities to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS.

Application Requirements: The program supports research teams composed of a faculty member and up to two students (undergraduate or graduate level) for a 10-week summer appointment. Participants conduct research at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence.

Link: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/

Pathways to Science

Amount: Summer internships, undergraduate scholarships and graduate program support.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2016

Various

Application Requirements: Series of scholarships to support students interested in undergraduate or graduate work in the sciences.

Link: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Undergrads.asp

S3 STEM

Amount: Each S3 S-STEM Scholar receives up to $7500 per year, based on demonstrated financial need, to work towards the degree in mathematics, computer science or physics, and the scholarship can be renewed on an annual basis for up to four years. n addition to the monetary award, the program will provide NSF-MCP Scholars with the following opportunities: - Participation in a cohort group with similar interests and academic background throughout the undergraduate program - Extensive mentoring by one or more faculty members - Participation in undergraduate interdisciplinary research, and - Participation in specially designed courses

The USD S3 S-STEM Scholarship program aims to attract and support excellent students wishing to major in the areas of mathematics, computer science, physics or biophysics, and the program is particularly interested in recruiting low-income, underrepresented, first-generation college and female students. Each S3 S-STEM Scholar receives up to $7500 per year, based on demonstrated financial need, to work towards the degree in mathematics, computer science or physics, and the scholarship can be renewed on an annual basis for up to four years.

Application Requirements: An applicant must satisfy the following in order to be considered to become an S3 S-STEM Scholar: - Be enrolled as a full-time student at University of San Diego. - Have a minimum cumulative USD GPA of 3.0. - Be majoring in computer science, mathematics, physics and/or biophysics. - Be a first year student during the 2014-2015 academic year. - Demonstrate financial need, as defined by the US Department of Education rules for need-based Federal Financial Aid, by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submitting it through the appropriate channels. - Be a citizen of the United States, a national of the United States (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), an alien admitted as a refugee under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.

USD Faculty Contact: Dr. Perla Myers at pmyers@sandiego.edu.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Department of Homeland Security Education Program

Amount: The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate students majoring in DHS-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. Students have the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant areas at federal research facilities located across the country. Participants receive a stipend plus transportation expenses to/from their internship location.

The DHS Summer Research Team (SRT) Program for Minority Serving Institutions provides research opportunities to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS.

Application Requirements: The program supports research teams composed of a faculty member and up to two students (undergraduate or graduate level) for a 10-week summer appointment. Participants conduct research at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence.

Link: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/

Pathways to Science

Amount: Summer internships, undergraduate scholarships and graduate program support.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2016

Various

Application Requirements: Series of scholarships to support students interested in undergraduate or graduate work in the sciences.

Link: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Undergrads.asp

S3 STEM

Amount: Each S3 S-STEM Scholar receives up to $7500 per year, based on demonstrated financial need, to work towards the degree in mathematics, computer science or physics, and the scholarship can be renewed on an annual basis for up to four years. n addition to the monetary award, the program will provide NSF-MCP Scholars with the following opportunities: - Participation in a cohort group with similar interests and academic background throughout the undergraduate program - Extensive mentoring by one or more faculty members - Participation in undergraduate interdisciplinary research, and - Participation in specially designed courses

The USD S3 S-STEM Scholarship program aims to attract and support excellent students wishing to major in the areas of mathematics, computer science, physics or biophysics, and the program is particularly interested in recruiting low-income, underrepresented, first-generation college and female students. Each S3 S-STEM Scholar receives up to $7500 per year, based on demonstrated financial need, to work towards the degree in mathematics, computer science or physics, and the scholarship can be renewed on an annual basis for up to four years.

Application Requirements: An applicant must satisfy the following in order to be considered to become an S3 S-STEM Scholar: - Be enrolled as a full-time student at University of San Diego. - Have a minimum cumulative USD GPA of 3.0. - Be majoring in computer science, mathematics, physics and/or biophysics. - Be a first year student during the 2014-2015 academic year. - Demonstrate financial need, as defined by the US Department of Education rules for need-based Federal Financial Aid, by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submitting it through the appropriate channels. - Be a citizen of the United States, a national of the United States (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), an alien admitted as a refugee under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.

USD Faculty Contact: Dr. Perla Myers at pmyers@sandiego.edu.

English

American Prospect Writing Fellowships

Amount: Fellows must make a one-year commitment. After that year, the Prospect and the fellow will evaluate and determine whether to renew for a second year. The fellowship pays $33,000 the first year and includes health, dental, and vision benefits.

The American Prospect's Writing Fellows Program offers journalists at the beginning of their career the opportunity to spend two full years at the magazine in Washington, D.C., developing their journalistic skills.

Application Requirements: We are seeking candidates with strong writing and analytical abilities who are as comfortable generating article ideas as they are relying on assignments. A passion for politics, policy, and digital journalism is a prerequisite. Prior journalism experience is not required. We are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our people with ongoing career-development opportunities. People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Link: http://prospect.org/job/writing-fellowship

Auerbach Family Creative Writing Scholarship

The purpose of The Auerbach Family Creative Writing Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a talented student(s) who has declared a major in English and has an emphasis in creative writing to attend and/or present his/her work at a national creative writing conference, or participate in a national conference where he/she would develop a new creative work alongside a group of professional writers.

Danvera Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

The English department currently offers one scholarship for majors. For this scholarship, candidates must be majoring in English, in good academic standing, and have demonstrated financial need. The Danvera Scholarship preference is for students who have exhibited leadership skills. Nominations for this scholarship comes from English faculty. Qualified students may also speak to the Department Chair for more information.

Application Requirements: Students must be majoring in English, in good academic standing, maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better, and have demonstrated financial need. Preference goes to students who have exhibited leadership skills.

Environmental and Ocean Sciences

Department of Homeland Security Education Program

Amount: The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate students majoring in DHS-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. Students have the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant areas at federal research facilities located across the country. Participants receive a stipend plus transportation expenses to/from their internship location.

The DHS Summer Research Team (SRT) Program for Minority Serving Institutions provides research opportunities to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS.

Application Requirements: The program supports research teams composed of a faculty member and up to two students (undergraduate or graduate level) for a 10-week summer appointment. Participants conduct research at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence.

Link: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/

Environmental Protection Agency Research Grants

Amount: Up to a total of $50,000 over a two-year period
Application Deadline: December 5, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Research Grants program, is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study.

Application Requirements: The program is intended for students entering their last two years of full time study before obtaining their first bachelor's degree.

Link: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2013/2013_gro_undergrad.html

NOAA Office of Education Scholarship (Hollings)

Amount: The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study
Application Deadline: January 29, 2016

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to 1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; 2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; 3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and 4) recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.

Application Requirements: Be currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program, earn and maintain a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, have and maintain a declared major in a discipline including, but not limited to, oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that support NOAA's programs and mission.

Link: http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/scholarships/hollings.html#page=timeline

Pathways to Science

Amount: Summer internships, undergraduate scholarships and graduate program support.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2016

Various

Application Requirements: Series of scholarships to support students interested in undergraduate or graduate work in the sciences.

Link: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Undergrads.asp

S3 STEM

Amount: Each S3 S-STEM Scholar receives up to $7500 per year, based on demonstrated financial need, to work towards the degree in mathematics, computer science or physics, and the scholarship can be renewed on an annual basis for up to four years. n addition to the monetary award, the program will provide NSF-MCP Scholars with the following opportunities: - Participation in a cohort group with similar interests and academic background throughout the undergraduate program - Extensive mentoring by one or more faculty members - Participation in undergraduate interdisciplinary research, and - Participation in specially designed courses

The USD S3 S-STEM Scholarship program aims to attract and support excellent students wishing to major in the areas of mathematics, computer science, physics or biophysics, and the program is particularly interested in recruiting low-income, underrepresented, first-generation college and female students. Each S3 S-STEM Scholar receives up to $7500 per year, based on demonstrated financial need, to work towards the degree in mathematics, computer science or physics, and the scholarship can be renewed on an annual basis for up to four years.

Application Requirements: An applicant must satisfy the following in order to be considered to become an S3 S-STEM Scholar: - Be enrolled as a full-time student at University of San Diego. - Have a minimum cumulative USD GPA of 3.0. - Be majoring in computer science, mathematics, physics and/or biophysics. - Be a first year student during the 2014-2015 academic year. - Demonstrate financial need, as defined by the US Department of Education rules for need-based Federal Financial Aid, by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submitting it through the appropriate channels. - Be a citizen of the United States, a national of the United States (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), an alien admitted as a refugee under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.

USD Faculty Contact: Dr. Perla Myers at pmyers@sandiego.edu.

Honors

Fulbright Scholarship

Amount: Round-trip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs, based on the cost of living in the host country and accident & sickness health benefits.
Application Deadline: October 11, 2016

The U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide.

Application Requirements: Must hold a B.A. degree or the equivalent before the beginning date of the grant. Must have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and to carry out proposed study. Extent to which the candidate and the project will help to advance the program aim of promoting mutual understanding among nations. Ability of the supervising agencies abroad to arrange supervision. Requirements of programs in individual countries. In many countries, only advanced degree candidates may apply, and in some countries, certain fields of study are closed. Check with IIE before filing an application if you do not meet country specifications.

Link: http://www.iie.org/fulbright

USD Faculty Contact: James Gump, PhD (gump@sandiego.edu)

Procedure: USD Fulbright Scholarship Procedures

Goldwater

Amount: Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually.
Application Deadline: January 22, 2016

The purpose of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation is to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. A more realistic statement of the purpose, in today's terms, is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to those fields of academic study and research. Note: There is also an internal USD process before this deadline, please contact the Goldwater Faculty Point-Person for more details.

Application Requirements: The awards will be made to those who will be college juniors and those who will be college seniors, who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

Link: http://www.act.org/goldwater/

Rhodes Scholarship

Amount: Financial and logistical support for graduate study at Oxford University.
Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

The Rhodes Scholarships were established after the death of Cecil Rhodes, who wished to improve the world through the diffusion of contemplative, dutiful, and energetic leaders. His hope was to bring able students from the English-speaking world and beyond to study at Oxford University. Note: There is also an internal USD process deadline for the Rhodes Scholarship application, please contact the Rhodes Faculty Point-Person for more details.

Application Requirements: literary and scholastic attainments; energy to use one's talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports; truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship; moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one's fellow beings.

Link: http://www.rhodesscholar.org/

USD Faculty Contact: Erik Fritsvold, PhD (erikf@sandiego.edu)

Procedure: USD Rhodes Scholarship Procedures

Truman Scholarship

Amount: $30,000
Application Deadline: February 2, 2016

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is a merit-based grant awarded to undergraduate students, who wish financial support to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service.

Application Requirements: Candidates must: attend an accredited U.S. college or university and be nominated by the institution's Truman Faculty, must be nominated by the Campus Representative, be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals, complete an application and write a policy recommendation, be in the upper quarter of their junior class

Link: http://www.truman.gov/

USD Faculty Contact: Casey Dominguez, PhD

Procedure: USD Truman Scholarship Procedures

Udall Scholarship

Amount: Scholarships provide $5,000 toward tuition or other related costs
Application Deadline: March 2, 2016

The Morris K. Udall scholarships are awarded to honor the career of Congressman Morris Udall who made major contributions to the preservation and protection of the environment and for the rights of Native Americans and Alaskan Natives.

Application Requirements: Outstanding students who are either: college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and who study the environment and related fields; or Native American and Alaska Native students who are college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and are in fields related to health care or tribal public policy.

Link: http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/MKUScholarship.aspx

Languages, Cultures and Literatures

Critical Languages Scholarship

Amount: International and domestic travel between the participant's U.S. home city, Washington, D.C., and the CLS Program site; Applicable visa fees, language instruction, room, board, program sponsored travel within the host country;
Application Deadline: November 1, 2016

The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages.

Application Requirements: The Critical Language Scholarship Program seeks participants from a variety of fields, backgrounds and career paths, with the goal of building a cadre of Americans who speak critical languages at high levels, in government, business, arts and culture, science and engineering, health and medicine, education, research and other fields.

Link: http://www.clscholarship.org/

Math

AfterCollege

Amount: One $500 scholarship will be awarded each quarter.

AfterCollege is proud to offer a scholarship for students currently seeking a bachelors, masters or doctorate degree in a field of Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Computer Science. Since 2000, AfterCollege has awarded more than $800,000 to students and student groups, and we are proud to offer this scholarship for deserving students of Engineering or Engineering Technology.

Application Requirements: Eligibility for Student Scholarship: • Student must be in good standing in an accredited program in the field of Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Computer Science • Student must have and carry a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA • Student must be a full-time student while under the scholarship

Link: https://www.aftercollege.com/content/article/aftercollege-engineering-student-scholarship/

Alice B. Hayes Science Scholarships/Fellowships

Amount: The scholarship may be applied to semester, summer, or intersession courses at USD, and will not exceed $5000
Application Deadline: November 1, 2016

June 2003 marked the grand opening of the Donald P. Shiley Center for Science and Technology, and the retirement of Dr. Alice B. Hayes, President of the University of San Diego. As part of the opening of the Shiley Center, a scholarship fund in honor of Dr. Hayes was therefore established in support of students who display merit and majoring in biology, chemistry or biochemistry, marine science, environmental studies or physics. Students may choose to use funding from the Hayes Scholarship fund to support summer and academic year research. A committee of faculty members from the four science departments will judge applications.

Application Requirements: 1. Sophomore or Junior level at USD 2. Grade point average of 3.25 or higher. 3. Declared major in biology, chemistry or biochemistry, marine science, environmental studies or physics. Note: Previous Hayes Scholarhsip recipients are ineligible to apply. Those who have applied in the past and did not receive a Hayes Scholarship are eligible to re-apply.

USD Faculty Contact: Tammy Dwyer

Procedure: Hayes Application

Association for Women in Science - San Diego

Amount: Each AWIS-SD Scholar receives a $1000 Scholarship Award and 1 year complimentary AWIS-SD Chapter-only membership.
Application Deadline: February 23, 2016

The San Diego Chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) offers scholarships to community college, undergraduate, and graduate women in San Diego County who are in pursuit of a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Each year the chapter awards $1,000 scholarships to women pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics in San Diego County. AWIS San Diego scholarship recipients are not only achieving academic success, they are also involved in community outreach programs related to their fields of study, and AWIS San Diego is proud to support them in their pursuit of a scientific career.

Application Requirements: Eligibility: Female students actively engaged in a degree program in the 2015-2016 academic year may apply. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must be affiliated with an institute of higher learning (College and above) in San Diego County.

Link: http://www.awissd.org/index.php/opportunities/scholarships

Department of Homeland Security Education Program

Amount: The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate students majoring in DHS-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. Students have the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant areas at federal research facilities located across the country. Participants receive a stipend plus transportation expenses to/from their internship location.

The DHS Summer Research Team (SRT) Program for Minority Serving Institutions provides research opportunities to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS.

Application Requirements: The program supports research teams composed of a faculty member and up to two students (undergraduate or graduate level) for a 10-week summer appointment. Participants conduct research at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence.

Link: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/

Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women & Public Policy

Amount: Compensation for the fellowship is $27,000 over the 9-month period, plus health insurance and a public transportation stipend.

Research assistant engage a series of critical issues facing women in American society including: The quality of women's jobs, including wages, access to health insurance, paid sick leave, and workplace flexibility. Increasing access to higher education and non-traditional jobs for low-income women. Strategies for improving child care access, affordability, and quality. Older women's economic issues, including social security and pensions. The economic status of women and girls, women of color, and immigrant women across the United States.

Application Requirements: Applicants should have at least a bachelor's degree in a social science discipline, statistics, or women's studies. Graduate work is not required. Applicants should have strong quantitative and library research skills and knowledge of women's issues; familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Knowledge of STATA, SPSS, SAS, or graphics software a plus. Qualitative research skills also a plus.

Link: http://www.iwpr.org/about/fellowships

Pathways to Science

Amount: Summer internships, undergraduate scholarships and graduate program support.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2016

Various

Application Requirements: Series of scholarships to support students interested in undergraduate or graduate work in the sciences.

Link: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Undergrads.asp

S3 STEM

Amount: Each S3 S-STEM Scholar receives up to $7500 per year, based on demonstrated financial need, to work towards the degree in mathematics, computer science or physics, and the scholarship can be renewed on an annual basis for up to four years. n addition to the monetary award, the program will provide NSF-MCP Scholars with the following opportunities: - Participation in a cohort group with similar interests and academic background throughout the undergraduate program - Extensive mentoring by one or more faculty members - Participation in undergraduate interdisciplinary research, and - Participation in specially designed courses

The USD S3 S-STEM Scholarship program aims to attract and support excellent students wishing to major in the areas of mathematics, computer science, physics or biophysics, and the program is particularly interested in recruiting low-income, underrepresented, first-generation college and female students. Each S3 S-STEM Scholar receives up to $7500 per year, based on demonstrated financial need, to work towards the degree in mathematics, computer science or physics, and the scholarship can be renewed on an annual basis for up to four years.

Application Requirements: An applicant must satisfy the following in order to be considered to become an S3 S-STEM Scholar: - Be enrolled as a full-time student at University of San Diego. - Have a minimum cumulative USD GPA of 3.0. - Be majoring in computer science, mathematics, physics and/or biophysics. - Be a first year student during the 2014-2015 academic year. - Demonstrate financial need, as defined by the US Department of Education rules for need-based Federal Financial Aid, by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submitting it through the appropriate channels. - Be a citizen of the United States, a national of the United States (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), an alien admitted as a refugee under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.

USD Faculty Contact: Dr. Perla Myers at pmyers@sandiego.edu.

Music

Adams/Hughes Music Sholarship

Amount: Award Amount: $500-5,000 Number Awarded Per Year: 1-4
Application Deadline: February 1, 2016

The Adams/Hughes Music Scholarships, established in honor of USD President Emeritus Author E. Hughes in the Jack L. Adams Endowed Scholarship Agreement, is offered to a music major who demonstrates financial need and merit in music.

USD Faculty Contact: Ron Shaheen (rshaheen@sandiego.edu)

Anne Catherine Swanke Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Award amount: $500-5,000 Number of awards per year: 1-3
Application Deadline: February 1, 2016

The Anne Catherine Swanke Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving music major who gives evidence by recitals and performances that they intend to pursue a career in music as a performer. Recipients may be chosen from either currently enrolled or incoming music majors.

USD Faculty Contact: Ron Shaheen (rshaheen@sandiego.edu)

Choral Scholars Scholarship

Amount: Award amount: $1200 - $10,000 (includes applied lessons) Number of new openings per year: approximately four
Application Deadline: February 1, 2017

Eligibility for the University of San Diego Choral Scholars Award is contingent upon an annual re-audition, satisfactory completion of coursework for the music major or comprehensive minor, and maintenance of a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application Requirements: Application requirements: Submit a brief letter of application, unofficial transcripts, a "screen shot" of SAT (or ACT) scores, and an audition recording by February 1 to Emilie Amrein, DMA. Recordings should be unedited web-based, video recording of two contrasting art songs accompanied by piano; at least one of the two selections should be in a foreign language. Students advancing to the next round of auditions will be invited to campus for a live audition and interview. For questions and additional information, please email Dr. Emilie Amrein.

Link: http://www.sandiego.edu/cas/music/ensembles/chorals/

USD Faculty Contact: Emilie Amrein (amrein@sandiego.edu)

Music Endowment Scholarship

Amount: Award amount: $1,000-5,000 Number awarded per year: 1-4
Application Deadline: February 1, 2016

The Music Endowment Scholarships were established by a gift from the Philip Y. Hahn Foundation. They are offered to music majors who show outstanding promise and demonstrate a desire to contribute to the USD Music Department in a significant way.

USD Faculty Contact: Ron Shaheen (rshaheen@sandiego.edu)

Sister Rossi/James H. Kolar Amadeus Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Award amount: $500-2,000 Number of awards per year: 1-2
Application Deadline: January 1, 2016

The Sister Rossi/James H. Kolar Amadeus Endowed Scholarship is a combination of the Sister Rossi Scholarship – which was established by Alan and Irene Lund in memory of USD’s Sister Rossi and in appreciation of their daughter Victoria Lund, who flourished in the USD Music Department – and the James H. Kolar Amadeus Fund, which was established by Professor Emeritus Henry Kolar in honor of his son, James H. Kolar. The purpose of the Sister Rossi/James H. Kolar Amadeus Scholarship is to promote sacred and classical music at USD. Incoming and continuing music majors may apply for this Scholarship.

USD Faculty Contact: Ron Shaheen (rshaheen@sandiego.edu)

USD Music Scholarship

Amount: Award amount: $540-15,000 Number of awards per year: 1-6
Application Deadline: February 1, 2016

The USD Music Scholarships are available for incoming or continuing music majors who excel in performance, composition, education, or research in music history or culture and show promise of making a strong contribution to the Music Department. Scholarships might also be available to pay for applied lessons on a limited basis for non-majors participating in Chamber Music Ensembles.

USD Faculty Contact: Ron Shaheen (rshaheen@sandiego.edu)

Physics and Biophysics

Department of Homeland Security Education Program

Amount: The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate students majoring in DHS-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. Students have the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant areas at federal research facilities located across the country. Participants receive a stipend plus transportation expenses to/from their internship location.

The DHS Summer Research Team (SRT) Program for Minority Serving Institutions provides research opportunities to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS.

Application Requirements: The program supports research teams composed of a faculty member and up to two students (undergraduate or graduate level) for a 10-week summer appointment. Participants conduct research at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence.

Link: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/

Pathways to Science

Amount: Summer internships, undergraduate scholarships and graduate program support.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2016

Various

Application Requirements: Series of scholarships to support students interested in undergraduate or graduate work in the sciences.

Link: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Undergrads.asp

S3 STEM

Amount: Each S3 S-STEM Scholar receives up to $7500 per year, based on demonstrated financial need, to work towards the degree in mathematics, computer science or physics, and the scholarship can be renewed on an annual basis for up to four years. n addition to the monetary award, the program will provide NSF-MCP Scholars with the following opportunities: - Participation in a cohort group with similar interests and academic background throughout the undergraduate program - Extensive mentoring by one or more faculty members - Participation in undergraduate interdisciplinary research, and - Participation in specially designed courses

The USD S3 S-STEM Scholarship program aims to attract and support excellent students wishing to major in the areas of mathematics, computer science, physics or biophysics, and the program is particularly interested in recruiting low-income, underrepresented, first-generation college and female students. Each S3 S-STEM Scholar receives up to $7500 per year, based on demonstrated financial need, to work towards the degree in mathematics, computer science or physics, and the scholarship can be renewed on an annual basis for up to four years.

Application Requirements: An applicant must satisfy the following in order to be considered to become an S3 S-STEM Scholar: - Be enrolled as a full-time student at University of San Diego. - Have a minimum cumulative USD GPA of 3.0. - Be majoring in computer science, mathematics, physics and/or biophysics. - Be a first year student during the 2014-2015 academic year. - Demonstrate financial need, as defined by the US Department of Education rules for need-based Federal Financial Aid, by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submitting it through the appropriate channels. - Be a citizen of the United States, a national of the United States (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), an alien admitted as a refugee under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.

USD Faculty Contact: Dr. Perla Myers at pmyers@sandiego.edu.

Political Science and International Relations

Capital Fellows Program

Amount: Fellows in each program work for 10 - 11 months, receive health benefits and a monthly stipend of $1972 and are employees of Sacramento State. They work as full-time members of a legislative, executive, or judicial branch office, and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges. Fellows also enroll as graduate students at Sacramento State and receive graduate units from the Sacramento State Government Department or Public Policy and Administration Program. The enrollment fees are paid by the programs.
Application Deadline: February 8, 2016

These programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs, are nationally recognized. The 18 Assembly Fellows, 18 Senate Fellows, 18 Executive Fellows and 10 Judicial Administration Fellows receive an outstanding opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California.

Application Requirements: Anyone with a bachelor's degree by September 1, 2014 and a demonstrated interest in state government and public service is eligible to apply. There are no preferred majors. Applicants must be 20 years of age by September 1, 2014. Graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome.

Link: http://www.csus.edu/calst/capital_fellows_programs_overview.html

Kathry Davis Fellowships for Peace

Amount: The Kathryn Davis Fellowships cover 100% of tuition, room, and board for one summer of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in any of the ten languages offered at the Middlebury College Language Schools: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2016

Investing in the Study of Critical Languages

Application Requirements: The Davis Fellowships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. Individuals in other fields, including working professionals, are encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the critical languages listed above.

Link: http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/finaid/fellowships/kwd

Law Fellows Outreach Program (UCLA)

Amount: Recipients attend informative seminars and panel discussions, designed to demystify the law school experience, are led by staff, alumni, and other members of the legal community. Each Fellow who successfully completes the program receives a scholarship for an LSAT preparation course. Finally, participants complete a J. D. Action Plan and meet with the directors of the Program regularly, often over the course of several years until they matriculate to law school and beyond, receiving continuous academic support, mentoring, counseling, and career guidance.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2016

The Academic Outreach Resource Center is committed to aggressively and imaginatively engaging in a wide variety of outreach initiatives designed to encourage students from diverse backgrounds to apply and attend law school at UCLA. This program is designed to encourage and prepare high-potential undergraduate and graduated students for a career in law, increase the diversity of the law school pool, and demystify the law school experience.

Application Requirements: Talented and motivated students with law school aspirations.

Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women & Public Policy

Amount: Compensation for the fellowship is $27,000 over the 9-month period, plus health insurance and a public transportation stipend.

Research assistant engage a series of critical issues facing women in American society including: The quality of women's jobs, including wages, access to health insurance, paid sick leave, and workplace flexibility. Increasing access to higher education and non-traditional jobs for low-income women. Strategies for improving child care access, affordability, and quality. Older women's economic issues, including social security and pensions. The economic status of women and girls, women of color, and immigrant women across the United States.

Application Requirements: Applicants should have at least a bachelor's degree in a social science discipline, statistics, or women's studies. Graduate work is not required. Applicants should have strong quantitative and library research skills and knowledge of women's issues; familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Knowledge of STATA, SPSS, SAS, or graphics software a plus. Qualitative research skills also a plus.

Link: http://www.iwpr.org/about/fellowships

Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Amount: 2014 Fellows will receive financial support of up to $40,000 annually* for: Tuition costs (first priority), Room and board, Books, Mandatory Fees, One round trip ticket between Fellow's residence and his/her academic institutions.

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs provide funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service.

Application Requirements: Pickering Undergraduate applicants must apply as rising seniors; Graduate applicants must be seeking admission to a two-year master's degree program in the fall of 2014. The Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs seek to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.

Link: http://woodrow.org/fellowships/pickering/

Sociology

Kathry Davis Fellowships for Peace

Amount: The Kathryn Davis Fellowships cover 100% of tuition, room, and board for one summer of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in any of the ten languages offered at the Middlebury College Language Schools: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2016

Investing in the Study of Critical Languages

Application Requirements: The Davis Fellowships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. Individuals in other fields, including working professionals, are encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the critical languages listed above.

Link: http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/finaid/fellowships/kwd

Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women & Public Policy

Amount: Compensation for the fellowship is $27,000 over the 9-month period, plus health insurance and a public transportation stipend.

Research assistant engage a series of critical issues facing women in American society including: The quality of women's jobs, including wages, access to health insurance, paid sick leave, and workplace flexibility. Increasing access to higher education and non-traditional jobs for low-income women. Strategies for improving child care access, affordability, and quality. Older women's economic issues, including social security and pensions. The economic status of women and girls, women of color, and immigrant women across the United States.

Application Requirements: Applicants should have at least a bachelor's degree in a social science discipline, statistics, or women's studies. Graduate work is not required. Applicants should have strong quantitative and library research skills and knowledge of women's issues; familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Knowledge of STATA, SPSS, SAS, or graphics software a plus. Qualitative research skills also a plus.

Link: http://www.iwpr.org/about/fellowships

Theology

Spain Family Theology and Religious Studies Majors Scholarship

Amount: Need as determined by the USD Office of Financial Aid

Through a generous bequest from the Spain family, the Department of Theology and Religious Studies is able to award annual scholarships to its outstanding majors. The amount of the award depends on the number of eligible majors each year and the earnings of the endowment fund. Spain Family Scholarships are awarded in addition to any other loans, grants or scholarships majors have been awarded. There is no application required. Each year, in June, the chair receives a list of continuing THRS majors, their current grade point averages and a need assessment report from the Office of Financial Aid.

Application Requirements: Minimum overall USD GPA of 3.5

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