Truman Fellowship

This fellowship is for juniors who have shown a clear commitment to a career in public service and interested in graduate school:

Emphasis: Academic, Other: Public Service/Leadership development

Brief Description: The Harry S. Truman Foundation – the federal memorial to our thirty third President – awards merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.

Eligibility: must be a junior who shows a clear commitment to public service and graduate studies

Selection:  The SJU internal deadline is Jan. 6th, 2016. The four finalists will be selected by the Fellowships Office and the final applications are due Feb. 6th, 2018.

Yenching Academy Fellowship

The Yenching Academy Fellowships offers a Master’s degree in China studies. The 2017 SJU internal application deadline is Sept 1st, 2017 (The fellowship deadline is noon Beijing time Dec. 11, 2017:

Emphasis: Academic, Research, Language, Experiential, International

Brief Description of Award: The Yenching Academy of Peking University offers a Master’s degree in China Studies. This specifically designed, English-taught program admits approximately 125 students per year from around the world, and aims to push the study of China beyond the boundaries of traditionally defined Humanities and Social Science disciplines. At the core of the program lies its emphasis on interdisciplinarity and the value it assigns to thinking about China’s development from both Chinese and international perspectives.

Eligibility: bachelor’s degree, preference for under 26, can be a non-US citizen

Selection: The fellowship deadline is noon Beijing time Dec. 11, 2017:

Soros Fellowships for New Americans

– These fellowships are for one or two years of graduate study for New Americans:

Emphasis: Academic

Brief Description: The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the US. Each year, we invest in the graduate education of 30 New Americans-immigrants and children of immigrants-who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture, or their academic field.

Eligibility: for college seniors or college graduate, must be 30 or younger, must a naturalized US citizen or green card holder.

Selection: Application is due by Nov. 1, 2017, winners announced in January.

Schwarzman Scholarship

The Schwarzman offers a Master’s degree in Global Affairs. The application is due in late May:

Emphasis: Academic, Language, Experiential, International

Brief Description of Award: Schwarzman Scholars is a highly-selective, fully-funded scholarship program, based at the distinguished Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to build a global community of young leaders in business, political  and civil society who can effectively serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world. We aim to achieve this by (1)  recruiting promising young leaders from around the world, people who have the ambition and talent to take on executive roles in government, civil society or business (2) educate them about China’s global role via a one-year Master’s in global affairs at Tsinghua and (3) link them to senior mentors in their field in China and to their peers among China’s rising young leaders. It is an unparalleled introduction to China and its role in the world.

Eligibility: bachelor’s degree, must be under 29 at time of enrollment, can be a non-US international

Selection: The fellowship application deadline is late May:

The Rhodes Scholarship

– Graduate studies at Oxford University, U.K. The SJU internal application deadline is Sept. 1st (the fellowship deadline is October 4th, 2017. The SJU nominee for the Rhodes will be chosen by the fellowships office. Emphasis: Academic, International:

Brief Description: The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and one of the most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. It is an international postgraduate award for students at the University of Oxford. Each year 32 students for the U.S. are selected as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others, and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead

Eligibility: must have completed a Bachelor’s degree upon start of the fellowship, must be between 18-23 years of age, the scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and non U.S. citizens), an endorsement from your college or university is required for application (see above).

Selection: SJU deadline Sept. 1st, SJU Rhodes nominee selected mid Sept., application due Oct. 4th, 2017.  In-person interviews for finalist in late November, winners selected right afterwards.

Rangel International Affairs Fellowship

– For two years of graduate studies in the U.S. in areas related to the U.S. state department such as international relations (see below). Applications are due in Sept. 21, 2017:

Emphasis: Academic, Experiential, International

Brief Description of Award: The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship provides support for graduate studies, domestic and overseas internships, and mentoring for careers in the Foreign Service. The Rangel Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.

Eligibility: for college seniors interested in graduate studies in areas related to the U.S. State Department, must be a U.S. citizen, 3.2 minimum

Selection: applications are due Sept. 21st, 2017.

PPIA Fellowship Program

This fellowship is for graduating seniors interested in pursuing graduate degrees in Public Policy and International Affairs:

Emphasis: Academic, Other (Preparation for graduate school in Public Policy, Public Administration, International Affairs or a related field)

Brief Description of Award: For nearly 35 years PPIA has been supporting students in their pursuit of graduate degrees in Public Policy and International Affairs. The PPIA Fellowship begins with the completion of a Junior Summer Institute seven week program that then leads to graduate studies in Public Policy and International Affairs.

Eligibility: Must be a U.S. a graduate senior and U.S. Citizen committed to Public Policy.

Selection: Applications due Nov. 1, 2017, notified Feb, 1, 2018.

NSF Graduate Fellowships

– Graduate study for STEM fields. Applications due in October, 2017:

Emphasis: Academic, Research, Other: Professional development opportunities for Fellows are available.

Brief Description of Award: The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is a National Science Foundation-wide program that provides Fellowships to individuals selected based on their demonstrated potential for significant research achievements in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) education. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study the leads to a research-based master’s or doctoral degree in STEM or STEM education.

Eligibility: senior undergraduate or graduate students in their first or second year, must be a U.S. citizen

Selection: Applications are due in October, 2017 (based on field). Winners notified in April.


NIH-MD/PhD Partnership Training Program

– For students pursuing an MD/PHD. Applications due in December, 2017:

Emphasis: Academic, Research, Experiential, International

Brief Description of Award: The NIH MD/PHD Partnership Training Program is designed to encourage the success and development of students pursuing a future as physician-scientists in basic or translational biomedical research. The program fosters innovated and interdisciplinary PhD partnerships in an accelerated setting with a completion time of approximately four years. Scholars enrolled in this program have the opportunity to take advantage of the unique resources available at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including the NIH Clinical Center and the many options for collaboration provided by the NIH Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP).  

Eligibility: bachelor’s degree and physician-scientist, must be a U.S. Students must be accepted to a participating MD/PhD training program (MSTP) at a U.S. university. Students must also qualify for acceptance in their chosen PhD program.

Selection: Application are due in December, 2017. Interviews in February