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Opportunities for Juniors

Opportunities for Juniors

Becas Scholarship Program

The Becas Scholarship Program offers scholarships that range from $4500 to $6030 to CUNY undergraduate and graduate students who meet three criteria: academic excellence, financial need, and commitment to service in the Mexican community. Scholarship recipients participate in a monthly professionalization seminar and complete internships for a total of 200 hours in an affiliated nonprofit institution. Juniors are eligible to apply.

Website: www.lehman.cuny.edu/cuny-mexican-studies-institute/scholarships.php

Beinecke Scholarship

 The Beinecke Scholarship supports two years of graduate study at a university in the U.S. or abroad for those aiming to pursue degrees in the arts, humanities, and social sciences Eligible: U.S. citizens and nationals who are college juniors at the time of application

 Website: http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/beinecke/  

Boren Scholarship                                

The Boren Scholarship provides up t0 $20,000 in assistance to study abroad. Preference is given to students who will study abroad for longer periods of time and who are committed to government service. Undergraduate students who are  United States citizen and planning to study abroad in a country that is not Canada, Australia, New Zealand or in Western Europe are eligible to apply.

Website: www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship

Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship

The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship provides a $5,000 scholarship as well as a $5,000 grant in the recipient’s name to a hunger-related charity of the recipient’s choice. Applicants must demonstrate an on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States within the last 12 months. Juniors who are 25 years old or younger are eligible to apply.

Website: http://www.sodexofoundation.org/hunger_us/scholarships/scholarships.asp

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship provides a one-time scholarship of $2,500 to be used for tuition assistance and related educational expenses to assist Latino undergraduate students. Juniors who are United States citizens with a demonstrated financial need who actively participate in community service activities are eligible to apply.

Website: www.chci.org/scholarships

Critical Language Scholarship Program

The Critical Language Scholarship Program provides a full scholarship and transportation to and from a foreign country to study a critical language at a summer language institute. This program is sponsored by the United States Department. Critical languages include: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu. Juniors who are United States citizens and at least 18 years old are eligible to apply.

Website: www.clscholarship.org

CUNY Pipeline Program

The Pipeline Program is a CUNY-wide initiative designed to provide educational and financial support to CUNY undergraduates from groups currently underrepresented in our nation's universities who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in preparation for college-level teaching and advanced research. Juniors with high GPAs who have participated in a research activity are encouraged to apply.

Website: www.diversiphd.com/

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support academic year and summer language programs abroad at the intermediate or advanced level. Proposed language of study must be designated as a priority by the Department of Education. Refer to the Student Grants Database for a list. Eligible: U.S. citizens and permanent residents

Website: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsflasf/index.html

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship of up to $7,500 for students who intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering. The scholarship can be used to cover the costs of tuition, university fees, room and board. Juniors are eligible to apply.

Website: https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org

Benjamin A. Gillman International Scholarship

The Gillman Scholarship provides funding for United States undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs. Any undergraduate student in good standing who is receiving Federal Pell Grant funding and who is planning to study abroad for at least four weeks is eligible to apply.

Website: www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

Humanity in Action Fellowship

Humanity in Action fellows participate in an annual month-long human rights fellowship program held each summer in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris or Warsaw. The fellowship covers the full cost of participation in the program and includes housing and most meals. Juniors are eligible to apply.

Website: www.humanityinaction.org

J. Edgar Hoover Scientific Scholarship

The J. Edgar Hoover Scientific Scholarship provides $25,000 scholarship to students in a scientific field of study. Juniors who are United States citizens majoring in the sciences are eligible to apply.

Website: www.jedgarhooverfoundation.org/scholarships.asp

International Radio & Television Society Foundation Fellowship Program 

International Radio & Television Society Foundation Fellowship Program provides a fully-funded nine-week summer program in New York City that provides experience with media corporations and introduces students to industry professionals.

All college juniors and seniors are eligible.

Website: http://irtsfoundation.org/summerfellowshipprogram.html

Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust

The Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust provides a $14,000 tuition scholarship to be used to fund a student’s senior year of college. Special consideration is giving to students studying the humanities, but students from all disciplines are considered for this scholarship. Students do not need to be United States citizens in order to apply.

Website: www.dekarman.org

John Lewis Fellowship

The John Lewis Fellowship is a summer program in Atlanta, Georgia that explores the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as creates a forum where potential solutions can be considered and discussed. Fellows have one year from the end of the fellowship to initiate Action Projects in their own communities.  The fellowship covers the cost of the program in Atlanta. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to apply.

Website: www.humanityinaction.org/programs/75-the-john-lewis-fellowship/

Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship is a 10-week summer program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. in biomedical science. Fellows will conduct their own research projects or work as part of an ongoing research investigation. They also will participate in a   weekly seminar series. Each fellow will receive a $5,000 stipend for the summer.  Juniors with a 3.0 or higher who are seriously considering a biomedical research career as a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. are eligible to apply.

Website: www.mayo.edu/mgs/programs/summer-undergraduate-research-fellowship

National Defense Education Program’s Smart Scholarship

The National Defense Education Program’s SMART Scholarship is a program that supports an undergraduate or graduate degree in a wide range of areas (including mathematics, engineering, cognitive science, biology, chemistry, and physics) at a U.S. institution and provides mentorship and summer internships. Upon degree completion, awardees are employed through the Department of Defense as civilian researchers. All undergraduates who are U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply.

Website: http://smart.asee.org/  

Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarships and Internships

Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarships and Internships are programs that provide scholarships and internships to young journalists aspiring to be foreign correspondents Eligible: citizens of any country

Website: www.overseaspressclubfoundation.org/apply.html

Edgar Richards Scholar Award

The Edgar Richards Scholar Award of $1,000 may used for any education-related expenses. Any student in good standing who self-identifies as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender and has been active in one or more LGBT organizations is eligible to apply.

Website: http://www.theriversidechurchny.org/uploads/EDGAR%20RICHARDS%20REVISED%20Mar%202012%20Criteria%20and%20Instructions.pdf  

John Jay College-Rubin Museum Writing Competition

The Rubin Museum of Art sponsors an annual writing competition with cash prizes awarded to those who write the top submissions. Any John Jay undergraduate student in good standing may participate in this contest. Essays are due in the Spring.

Website: http://www.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/blog/2015-john-jay%E2%80%93rubin-museum-writing-contest

 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

A scholarship of up to $40,000 that can be applied to tuition costs for the senior year of college and first year of graduate school. Additionally, fellows will participate in domestic and international summer internships. Those who complete this program agree to work for the United States Department of State Foreign Service for at least three years following the completion of their education. Juniors who are United States citizens with GPAs of 3.20 or higher are eligible to apply.

Website: woodrow.org/fellowships/pickering/ 

Truman Scholarship

The Truman Scholarship is a prestigious federal scholarship awarded to approximately sixty college juniors throughout the country each year. The $30,000 scholarship can be used for graduate study in a public service field. Additionally, Truman scholars participate in leadership and career-building programs. To be eligible to apply, you must be a college junior and a United States citizen.

Website: www.truman.gov

Udall Scholarship

A scholarship of up to $5,000 to cover undergraduate tuition, room and board, and other educational expenses for students who plan to pursue a career in the environment or in tribal public policy or Native American health care. Juniors who are United States citizens with a 3.0 GPA or higher are eligible to apply. Those who plan to pursue tribal public policy or Native American health care must be Native Americans or  Native Alaskans. Those who plan to pursue a career in the environment must be United States citizens or permanent residents.

Website: http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx

United States Department of Homeland Security HS-STEM Summer Internship Program

The United States Department of Homeland Security HS-STEM Summer Internship Program is a ten week summer internship at a federal research facility for students majoring in homeland security-related science, technology, engineering or mathematics disciplines.  Interns will receive a weekly stipend during the internship. Juniors who are at least 18 years old and who are United States citizens  with a 3.30 GPA are eligible to apply.

Website: www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships

Women’s Forum Education Award

The Women’s Forum Education Award is a $10,000 scholarship for women over the age of 35 who have faced and overcome adversity and now, after an interrupt in their education, have resumed the pursuit of their first bachelor’s degree. Freshmen or sophomores who live in New York and are 35 years of age or older are eligible to apply.

Website: www.womensforumny.org/index.cfm/education-fund