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Western Union Foundation Project Finish Line Scholarship

The Western Union Foundation believes education is a key pathway to success, yet it is out of reach for many. Our mission is to provide the training and skills needed to enter and thrive in today’s workforce.

Project Finish Line Recipients:

  • Must be a student that identifies as black, indigenous, or a person of color currently enrolled in their final (senior) or penultimate (junior) year of their undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited College or University in the United States.
  • Must be able to demonstrate financial need.
  • Must be in good academic standing, have high ambitions, and a demonstrated commitment to a STEM or business field of study.

Learn more at https://www.westernunion.com/blog/the-western-union-foundation-supports-higher-education/

Areas Funded

  • Science and Technology

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students
  • Current Undergraduates

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Graduate

Western Union Foundation Global Scholars

The Western Union Foundation believes education is a key pathway to success, yet it is out of reach for many. Our mission is to provide the training and skills needed to enter and thrive in today’s workforce.

The Western Union Foundation Global Scholars provides scholarships to typically underserved populations that face daunting barriers to access, so that they too can gain a higher education and have a better chance of supporting themselves, their families, and their communities.

The WU Global Scholars initiative that targets international students from low-income countries studying in Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom.

WU Global Scholars:

  • Must be an international student already enrolled in the 2021-22 Academic Year (or a corresponding timeframe for universities with other semester systems) and preferably residing in one of the following countries of study: US, UK, Europe, Singapore, Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand.
  • This program is open to students in their final or penultimate year of a full-time undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree program at an accredited higher education institution in any of the countries/regions listed above.
  • Must be able to demonstrate financial need.
  • Must be in good academic standing, have high ambitions, and a demonstrated commitment to their chosen field of study.

 

Learn more at https://www.westernunion.com/blog/the-western-union-foundation-supports-higher-education/.

Areas Funded

  • Comparative / Regional Studies
  • Economics
  • Environment
  • International Affairs - General
  • International Business, Trade, and Finance
  • International Law
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Public or Intercultural Communication
  • Public Policy and Administration
  • Science and Technology
  • Security Studies
  • Sustainable Development

Demographics Funded

  • Current Undergraduates

Citizenships Funded

  • Africa
  • Other
  • Middle East
  • Asia and the Pacific
  • Americas

International Development Fellowship

Catholic Relief Services’ International Development Fellows Program prepares dedicated global citizens to pursue a career in international relief & development work. CRS empowers Fellows to hone their skills and gain practical field experience while contributing to impactful work. Each Fellow works alongside experienced CRS staff to address critical issues facing developing countries today. CRS invites applicants of diverse backgrounds who are committed to our agency mission and strategy to join our global team.

The CRS Fellowship is a 12-month professional development opportunity, designed to prepare Fellows for success in a range of onward positions with CRS. By completing this training program, Fellows are competitive candidates for a wide range of positions with CRS. The Fellowship is centered upon skill building in four areas.

Individuals from all countries are eligible for this opportunity.

They seek diverse and aligned candidates, and welcome people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

 

Minimum Fellowship Requirements

  • Graduate degree in a relevant field
  • At least six months work or volunteer experience in a developing country
  • Fluency in English with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Professional proficiency in a second language (preference given to French, Arabic and Portuguese)
  • Willingness to work in locations with tropical and infectious diseases and limited access to medical facilities.

Learn more at https://www.crs.org/about/careers/fellowships

Areas Funded

  • Sustainable Development

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students

Citizenships Funded

  • Any

Programs Funded

  • Work / Experience

Boren Scholarships

Boren Scholarships fund study abroad by US undergraduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests.

Boren Scholars study a wide range of critical languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, and Swahili. Boren Awards are available to students of all proficiency levels who are committed to enhancing their skills.

Areas Funded

  • Comparative / Regional Studies
  • International Affairs - General
  • Security Studies

Demographics Funded

  • Current Undergraduates

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Language Training
  • Research

Perez Research Fellowship

The the Perez Research Fellowship is a one-year stipended fellowship for graduate students of color who want to learn about and contribute to the field of applied research and consulting.

Established in honor of our founder’s mother, Dora Perez, fellows receive training in research methodologies, participate in research projects, build their professional networks, and enjoy the opportunity to learn from a leading community-centered research and design firm. Upon successful completion, a small number of fellows may be invited to extend their participation for an additional year.

 

Learn more at https://www.brightresearchgroup.com/perez-research-fellowship/.

Areas Funded

  • International Business, Trade, and Finance

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students
  • Multicultural Students

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Work / Experience

First Trip Scholarship

First Trip may provide funding for first-time travelers enrolled in an accredited US college or university traveling to an eligible destination approved by their institution.

Scholarships are determined by applicant need, destination, and availability of funds.

Passport vouchers are also available for a select number of individuals with demonstrated financial need.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Students are encouraged to submit applications at least three (3) months in advance of departure

 

Learn more at https://firsttrip.org/scholarships.

Areas Funded

  • International Affairs - General

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students
  • Current Undergraduates
  • Multicultural Students

Citizenships Funded

  • United States
  • Any

Programs Funded

  • Language Training
  • Research
  • Work / Experience

International Affairs Junior Fellowship

The Junior Fellowship program is a highly selective, fixed two-year program for new college graduates to work shaping international economic policy for the United States in the US Department of Treasury’s Office of International Affairs.

Junior Fellows have exposure to multiple policy issues and opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills. They typically perform a variety of tasks that include developing policy proposals, analyzing international economic and financial developments, and conducting analytical studies. Fellows also support bilateral and multilateral meetings for senior Treasury officials engaging counterparts at the IMF, World Bank, G7, and G20 – to name a few. Junior Fellows often participate in such meetings and may have opportunities to travel abroad.

Junior Fellows are usually hired at the GS-9 level and receive standard Treasury benefits.

Qualifications:

Strong candidates will have recently received – or will soon receive – a bachelor’s degree with relevant coursework in economics, public policy, finance, international relations, or related fields. IA is committed to attracting and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We recognize that different perspectives and experiences among our employees are workforce strengths and contribute to better policy-making.

Learn more and apply at https://home.treasury.gov/about/careers-at-treasury/studentinternship-programs/international-affairs-junior-fellowship

Areas Funded

  • Economics
  • International Business, Trade, and Finance

Demographics Funded

  • Current Undergraduates
  • Multicultural Students

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Work / Experience

Koch Foundation Foreign Policy Dissertation Fellowships

Areas Funded

  • Comparative / Regional Studies
  • Economics
  • International Affairs - General
  • International Business, Trade, and Finance
  • Security Studies

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students

Citizenships Funded

  • United States
  • Any

Programs Funded

  • Doctoral

Roger Hale Fellowship

In honor of Chair Emeritus Roger Hale’s unwavering commitment to Ploughshares Fund and its vision that nuclear weapons should never be used again, Ploughshares Fund seeks applicants for a competitive, one-year paid position as a Roger L. Hale Fellow. The Fellowship will provide an exemplary individual with an outstanding opportunity to develop professional skills by working at a leading peace and security institution that has been at the forefront of nuclear nonproliferation policy, advocacy and grantmaking for more than three decades. Ploughshares Fund’s extensive network within the nuclear nonproliferation community will place the Fellow into a unique position to gain practical day-to-day experience grappling with a wide variety of nuclear weapons policy issues.

The Fellow’s Responsibilities
Ploughshares Fund will create an engaging experience based upon the Fellow’s skills, knowledge, and interests. The Fellow works primarily with the policy (analysis/advocacy) team to conduct research on current nuclear weapons-related topics, monitor legislative developments, and write for publication on the Ploughshares Fund website and other venues. Past Fellows have published research reports, journal articles, and op-eds, and have delivered presentations at conferences. Fellows will have ample opportunity to engage with the organization’s leadership.

Knowledge, Education and Experience Required
We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated a strong interest in nuclear weapons issues and are interested in pursuing a career in the peace and security field.

Qualifications:
– A master’s degree or doctorate in international relations, public policy, security studies, conflict resolution or related fields
– Excellent academic record
– Outstanding writing, research and communication skills
– Demonstration of high-quality work in a professional fast-paced environment
– Experience producing written deliverables with deadlines
– Proven knowledge of current domestic and international nuclear policy issues in both the executive and congressional branch
– Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite
– Enthusiastic, organized and a quick learner.

 

Learn more at https://www.ploughshares.org/about-us/jobs/roger-l-hale-fellowship-0.

Areas Funded

  • Security Studies

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students

Citizenships Funded

  • Any

Programs Funded

  • Work / Experience

English for Heritage Language Speakers Traineeship

Native speakers of critical languages are in high demand in the U.S. government. EHLS trains advanced English speakers to be effective communicators and strong candidates for federal jobs. The English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS) is only open to native speakers of languages selected by the program’s federal sponsor, the National Security Education Program (NSEP).

To be eligible for admission to the 2022 EHLS Program, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a native speaker of one of the following languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Balochi, Bambara, Dari, Hausa, Hindi, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Mandarin Chinese, Pashto, Persian Farsi, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Tajik, Tamashek, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek, or Vietnamese.
  • Have native language skills at level 3 or higher on the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale
  • Have English language skills at level 2 or higher on the ILR scale
  • Be able to use Microsoft Office software (Word, PowerPoint) and use the Internet to conduct research
  • Have completed university-level or equivalent professional education at the bachelor’s level
  • Be able to commit to full-time daytime study for 6 months at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, followed by 2 months of part-time online study
  • Be completely separated from any position with the U.S. government and any service in the U.S. military as of the date when instruction begins
  • Agree to fulfill a one-year service commitment with the U.S. government

Applicants to the EHLS Program will be evaluated according to five selection criteria, aside from language and computer skills: language goals and motivation, cultural knowledge, research skills, professional adaptability, and compatibility with the federal workplace.

Learn more at www.ehlsprogram.org

Areas Funded

  • International Affairs - General
  • Public Policy and Administration

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students
  • Current Undergraduates
  • Multicultural Students
  • Young Professionals

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Work / Experience