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ISF Congressional Fellowship Program

The Islamic Scholarship Fund Congressional Fellowship Program is a highly selective, nonpartisan program devoted to promoting and encouraging diversity and inclusion on the Hill. Through a 12 month fellowship, fellows will gain real-world experience working on legislative and public policy issues.

Eligibility

– Muslim and an active member of the Muslim community;

– Graduated with an undergraduate degree within the last two years from an accredited university;

– A citizen or permanent resident of the United States

Applications are evaluated based on evidence of leadership potential and professional skills to succeed in a public service position.

Areas Funded

  • International Affairs - General

Demographics Funded

  • Young Professionals

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Work / Experience

Women In Defense Horizons Scholarship

Through the HORIZONS Scholarship, Women In Defense encourages women to pursue careers supporting U.S. national security, with a focus on defense or foreign policy.

Awards are made based on academic achievement, participation in defense and national security activities, field of study, work experience, statements of interest, recommendations and financial need.  Recipients must periodically report on the award’s impact on their professional lives.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria. No exceptions will be considered.

  1. Be a female currently enrolled or expected to be enrolled at an accredited university or college by the next academic term, either full-time or part- time.
  2. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible; undergraduates must have attained at least junior level status (60 credits).
  3. Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career related to national security or defense.
  4. Demonstrate financial need.
  5. Have a minimum grade point average of 3.25.
  6. Be a citizen of the United States.

Applications are accepted from early February through mid-March.

Areas Funded

  • Security Studies

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students
  • Current Undergraduates
  • Young Professionals

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Graduate

Legacy Award of Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc

The Legacy Award of Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. (VPAF 103) was established to remember the 270 lives lost in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 on December 21, 1988.

  • Legacy Awards are available to students pursuing advanced degrees at U.S. institutions in areas of study related to improved national security and terrorism prevention.
  • Awards provide up to $5,000 per year, per recipient.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Individuals who completed their undergraduate degree in the United States, and who are or will be enrolling in a graduate program in the United States are eligible to apply. The award is contingent upon matriculation into a graduate program by the awardee.
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate a capacity for leadership, have a record of high academic or professional achievement, and have clearly defined career interests with evidence of potential for professional accomplishments related to national security and terrorism prevention. All fields of study will be considered.

Deadlines

  • The deadline to submit an application is February 21st.

Areas Funded

  • Security Studies

Demographics Funded

  • Current Undergraduates

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Graduate

Chateaubriand Fellowship Program

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.

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 Graduate Students

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Research

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies, in order to develop effective scholars and leaders and to prepare them for employment, primarily within the AKDN. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July.

The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, only in the case of outstanding students who are highly recommended for doctoral studies by their professors and who need a PhD for the fulfilment of their career objectives (academic or research oriented).

 

 

Areas Funded

  • International Affairs - General

Citizenships Funded

  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • Asia and the Pacific

Programs Funded

  • Graduate

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs.  Developed under the framework of the State Department’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, the John McCain International Scholarship for the Children of Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) is open to eligible students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid.

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship is a congressionally funded initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and named after the late senator John S. McCain from Arizona.  With the support of the U.S. Congress, this scholarship honors the Senator’s legacy of public service by enabling undergraduate children of active duty military to develop the leadership and career readiness skills and global perspective to pursue careers of service and contribute to preserving the principles and alliances that are critical to an international order based on the rule of law, human rights, and democracy.

To be eligible for a Gilman-McCain Scholarship, an applicant must be:

  • A citizen of the United States;
  • An undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States (including both two-year and four-year institutions);
  • Dependent child of an active duty military member(s) during the time of application in one of the following branches: Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard;
  • Recipient of any type of Title IV federal financial aid during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving Title IV federal financial aid during their study abroad program or internship;
  • In the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least two weeks for community college students and three weeks for students from four-year institutions, eligible for credit from the student’s home institution. Multi-country/area programs are eligible and have no minimum requirement on length of time spent in one country and no maximum requirement on number of countries in a program. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement; and
  • Applying for credit-bearing study abroad programs in a country or area with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory System. However, certain locations within these countries or areas may be designated within the Travel Advisory as either “Do not travel to” (Level 4) or “Reconsider travel to” (Level 3) locations, as such; students will not be allowed to travel to these specific locations. Moreover, students are not eligible to apply for programs in a country or area with an overall Level 3 or 4 Travel Advisory.
    The U.S. Department of State reserves the right to request program changes for specific countries or areas if deemed necessary during any stage of the application, selection process, or program period. Final awards are contingent upon the availability of funds and the security situation in country. Furthermore, programs in progress may be suspended at the request of the U.S. Embassy in country should security situation deteriorate during the course of the program. 

Areas Funded

  • International Affairs - General

Demographics Funded

  • Current Undergraduates

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Work / Experience

CIA Undergraduate Scholarships

This scholarship is a financial needs-based program for graduating high school seniors, first-year undergraduate students and, in some cases, second-year undergraduate students who are looking to work summers in Washington, DC while attending an accredited college or university during the school year.

In this program, you will perform meaningful work related to your college major. In addition to a year-round salary, recipients are provided up to $18,000 in tuition assistance per calendar year, and are eligible for health insurance, paid time off and more.

Undergraduate scholarship participants are required to work for at least two 90-day sessions before graduation and be employed by the CIA after graduation for a period of 1.5 years for each year of paid scholarship.

Areas Funded

  • Security Studies

Demographics Funded

  • Current Undergraduates

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Work / Experience

CIA Graduate Studies Scholarships

This scholarship is a financial need-based program for graduate students who are looking to work summers in Washington, DC while attending an accredited college or university during the school year. It is open to students entering graduate school, current graduate students and doctoral students.

In this program, you will perform meaningful work related to your college major. In addition to a year-round salary, recipients are provided up to $18,000 in tuition assistance per calendar year and are eligible for health insurance, paid time off and more.

Graduate scholarship participants are required to work for at least one 90-day session before graduation and be employed by the CIA after graduation for a period of 1.5 years for each year of paid scholarship.

Association of Foreign Intelligence Officers Scholarships

The Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-political, educational association for current and former intelligence professionals and supporters of the US intelligence community.

  • For Undergraduate scholarships, applicants must be entering their junior or senior year of college by the fall of application.
  • For Graduate scholarships, applications must be submitted no earlier than your senior undergraduate year of college and no later than your second year of graduate school studies.
  • Evaluation criteria include merit, character, serious academic commitment, and relevance of your studies to national security interests and career ambitions.
  • Applications are evaluated by a special AFIO committee. Decisions are final.

All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Also, even if you are a US citizen, no scholarship will be awarded to students attending foreign universities (study abroad is eligible, if administered by a U.S. school), or schools not US-accredited, nor to law, med, or business schools (foreign or domestic), or to any “for-profit” colleges or universities.

Students intending to study in schools of engineering, science, technology and/or show extensive foreign language mastery and/or area knowledge in Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Persian, Hausa and other sub-Saharan African languages, Hebrew, Punjabi, Somali, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu are strongly encouraged to apply. Colleges must be regionally accredited.

 

For deadlines and more information, see https://www.afio.com/13_scholarships.htm

 

Areas Funded

  • Security Studies

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students
  • Current Undergraduates

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Graduate

CFR International Affairs Fellowships

CFR’s International Affairs Fellowship Programs offer unique opportunities, domestic and overseas, for mid- and senior-career U.S. citizens who have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy.

The programs afford selected visiting fellows the opportunity to broaden their understanding of international affairs either by pursuing research and writing in a scholarly atmosphere free from operational pressure or by working in a policy-oriented setting with practitioners.

Fellowship durations and stipend awards can be found by visiting www.cfr.org/fellowships. Questions can be directed to [email protected].

Areas Funded

  • International Affairs - General
  • International Business, Trade, and Finance

Demographics Funded

  • Young Professionals

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Research