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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

Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Conservation Diversity Fellowship

The lack of racial diversity within environmental conservation is a persistent problem that is becoming increasingly recognized. Recognizing that diversity is a value important to the conservation sector and that we have not always made the progress we strive to make, the RAY Fellowship seeks to work together to help rectify this shortcoming by striving for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in conservation.

Eligible RAY Fellow applicants will:

  • Come from a racial / ethnic background underrepresented in conservation and demonstrate a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Be less than 2 years out of college and have a Bachelor’s Degree (we are not considering individuals with graduate degrees at this time)
  • Have not had a full-time job in conservation
  • Have the ability to work in the United States and commit to the entire fellowship

The Fellowships will be designed to support and attract recent college graduates of color with exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who seek to be leaders in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.

Areas Funded

  • Environment

Demographics Funded

  • Multicultural Students

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Work / Experience

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Public Service Scholarships

This opportunity awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated African-American or Black students pursuing a career in public service and receiving an associates, undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degrees in the following related areas: Political Science, Public Policy, Public-Administration, International Relations, Social Sciences, Public Affairs, Urban Studies, Mass communications, African-American Studies, Agriculture, Business, Business Administration, Marketing, Legislative Affairs, Pre–Law, Criminal Justice, American History and/or Juris Doctor.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
  • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students

Areas Funded

  • International Affairs - General
  • Public Policy and Administration

Demographics Funded

  • Multicultural Students

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Doctoral
  • Graduate

Women in International Trade Scholarship

The Women in International Trade (WIIT) Charitable Trust Scholarship Initiative supports graduate and undergraduate women studying International Trade who show promise as Future Global Leaders. This merit-based scholarship is awarded twice per year and works to encourage women to pursue their interests in International Trade and Global Development.

· Applicants must be female and currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. university or college, either full-time or part-time (undergraduate and graduate students are eligible)

· Awards (up to $1,500) will be based on the quality of the assigned essay and the applicant’s demonstrated interested in international trade, and are made without regard to race, creed, color, sexual orientation or religion.

A completed application includes an essay, accurate and complete applicant information, and proof of acceptance or current enrollment in an accredited U.S. college or university.

Areas Funded

  • International Business, Trade, and Finance

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students
  • Current Undergraduates

Citizenships Funded

  • Any

Programs Funded

  • Graduate

Rumsfeld Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program

The Rumsfeld Foundation provides grants to exceptional graduate-level scholars who have an interest in serving the nation through public service or in policy-relevant fields. The Graduate Fellowship Program provides financial support to students pursuing graduate and post-doctoral studies, as well as encourages their network of talented young professionals.

Fellowships are awarded to U.S. citizens through nominations by our confidential Advisers at universities across the country. Students may not directly apply for the Fellowship Program; they must be nominated. The Foundation does not accept outside applications.

Areas Funded

  • International Affairs - General

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Doctoral
  • Graduate

American Indian Graduate Center Scholarship

The American Indian Graduate Center Special Higher Education Program provides approximately $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 400 American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and professional students each year. Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional full-time, degree-seeking students, who meet all eligibility criteria. The fellowship amount is typically between $1000 and $5000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the number of qualified applicants, the availability of funds and unmet financial need.

To be considered, applicants must be:

  • Pursuing a post-baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S.;
  • Able to demonstrate financial need through submission of the AIGC Financial Need Form, and;
  • Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a federally recognized tribe as verified through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate.

Areas Funded

  • International Affairs - General

Demographics Funded

  • Multicultural Students

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Graduate