Udall Scholarship

This fellowship is for sophomores or juniors interested in environmental studies and Native American studies: http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx

Emphasis: Academic

Brief Description: The Udall Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for college sophomores and juniors pursuing studies leading to a career in tribal-health, tribal public policy, or the environment. Candidates should be working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting Indian country; have demonstrated their commitment to one of these areas through public service; show leadership that inspires and motivates other to take action; and be committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building.

Eligibility: open to college juniors and sophomores, U.S. citizens and some permanent residents.

Selection:  Applications are due in March, 2018.

Truman Fellowship

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

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.

Teach for America

This is for graduating seniors interested in teaching and service: https://www.teachforamerica.org/

Emphasis: Experiential (Teaching)

Brief Description: Teach For America is a diverse network of leaders who confront educational inequity through teaching, and work with unwavering commitment from every sector of society to create a nation free from this injustice.

Eligibility: for college seniors or college graduates interested in teaching in the U.S., for U.S. Citizens

Selection: the application deadline is Sept. 13 2017, selections made in October 2017. 

Rotary Global and Peace Fellowships

– Rotary Global Grants provide funds for graduate studies or research in another country in six specific areas. Rotary Peace Grants provide training at the Rotary Peace Centers for careers in peace building: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/scholarships

Emphasis: Academic, Research, International

Brief Description of Award: Global Grants provide funds for graduate-level study or research in another country. Students must pursue studies in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus: Peace and Conflict Resolution, Basic Education and Literacy, Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Economic and Community Development. Through academic training, practice and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Fellowships develop leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree, open to non-us citizens.

Selection: The Global application is due June 30 and the Peace Application is due May 30.

Philly Fellows

For students interested in service in the Philadelphia area

Emphasis: Experiential (working with nonprofits in the Philadelphia area)

Brief Description of Award: Philly Fellows is designed to connect motivated graduates with meaningful positions where they can make a difference in the city of Philadelphia. The program offers an exciting transition from college to the community where, together with their peers, fellows can gain knowledge, contribute talent, and develop leadership while experiencing the best of Philadelphia.

Eligibility: For U.S. Citizens and college graduates

Selection: Application Timeline

November 2016: Philly Fellows holds information sessions at Philadelphia-area colleges

January 2017: Application forms available online and full job descriptions for host agencies posted in first week of January

Late January 2017: Philly Fellows holds second round of information sessions

February 5, 2017:  Applications due to Philly Fellows by 11:59 p.m.

Late February, 2017:  Selected applicants invited to interview

Mid-March, 2017: 2017-2018 Philly Fellows are selected

March-early April, 2017: Fellows interview at 3-4 host agencies of their choice to determine the best match.

April 2017: Fellows receive final placements

Late July 2017 – July 2018:  Fellowship year

Peace Corps

The Peace Core is an international service opportunity for graduating seniors: https://www.peacecorps.gov/

Emphasis: Experiential, International

Brief Description of Award: The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated change makers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.

Eligibility: U.S Citizens 18 years and old

Selection: see: https://www.peacecorps.gov/

Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC)

– The Jesuit Volunteer Corps is for service in the U.S. and select countries abroad: http://www.jesuitvolunteers.org/

Emphasis: Experiential, International

Brief Description: One strength of the JVC program is the breadth and depth of the type of work our Jesuit Volunteers (JVs) engage in. There are over 25 ministries, or types of work, represented among our current JV placements. Our JVs today are placed in over 250 different agencies within 37 cities throughout the US, and six countries. Among those partner agencies, 25 percent are Jesuit works. Throughout the interview process, applicants work with staff to discuss their interest, desires and experiences, and how those can best serve where the need is greatest with one of our partner agencies.

Eligibility: see the JVC website: https://www.jesuitvolunteers.org/

Selection:  see the JVC website: https://www.jesuitvolunteers.org/



Emphasis: Experiential (Service)

Brief Description: AmeriCorps isn’t just one program: it’s a family of programs that range from teaching and mentoring children to fighting poverty to wildfire mitigation and just about everything in between. With so many AmeriCorps service opportunities; we are sure there’s something perfect for you. To begin your AmeriCorps adventure, start below and get ready for an amazing and fulfilling experience giving back to your neighbors, your community, and your country!

Eligibility: for website for criteria:  https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps

Selection: for application deadlines see https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps