The American India Foundation’s (AIF’s) Banyan Impact Fellowship is an interdisciplinary experiential learning program that places young professionals from India and the U.S. in service with development organizations in India. Through collaboration and capacity-building, Fellows and local communities exchange knowledge and skills to steer projects that advance social and economic development. Fellows learn about grassroots development and inclusive leadership. Since 2001, AIF has selected, trained, and supported 490 Fellows and 214 partner organizations to scale impact, catalyze change, and build the next generation of socially-minded change makers. AIF provides Fellows with a living stipend, health insurance, professional development, mentorship, and programmatic benefits to enable their service.
- SCU Winner: Sri Ramesh '17 (the award was known as the Clinton Fellowship at the time)
The mission of the Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J., Postgraduate Media Fellowship is to support the next generation of writers for the Catholic media and other forms of professional journalism—print, video and audio. The fellowship offers three recent graduates of colleges or universities in the United States or Canada the opportunity to develop their literary skills and professional relationships while living and working in the capital of global communications, New York City. O’Hare fellows spend 11 months working at the offices of America Media, where they will generate content for America’s multiple platforms: print, web, digital, social media and events.
Capital Fellows spend 10-11 months as part of a cohort working in a Legislative, Executive or Judicial Branch office and assist state legislators, senior-level executive staff, and court administrators with a broad range of public policy issues and projects. All Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $2,794, as well as medical, dental and vision benefits; fully-paid enrollment and earn six graduate units; student loan deferment; and, upon successful completion of the fellowship, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Policy and Government from California State University, Sacramento.
Recent SCU winner: Blair Huxman '21
Scholarship opportunities for all academic fields at all academic levels.
Covers the cost of living in Germany plus a travel stipend.
The Hertz Foundation provides unique financial and fellowship support to the nation’s most remarkable PhD students in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences. The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not need) and covers all educational costs as well as a personal-support stipend for 5 years, valued at up to $250,000. College seniors wishing to pursue the PhD degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply.
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level.
The Lead for America Fellowship Program selects, trains, and places promising young leaders in two-year, paid, full-time fellowships in local public-serving institutions (local governments, nonprofits, and community foundations) to tackle tough challenges facing the community, strengthen their hometown's civic infrastructure, and join a new generation of transformational community leaders. Candidates can apply to a pre-confirmed placement or propose a new location through our applicant-led placement process. There are six application cycles each year, with due dates in October, November, January, February, March, and April.
Established in 1974, the Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship that offers early-career leaders immersive, professional experiences in Asia. The program aims to forge stronger relationships across geographic borders by creating opportunities for young Americans to deepen their ties and understanding of the countries, cultures, and people of Asia. Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, the Luce Scholars Program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 18 Luce Scholars each year.
As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance, the Department of Defense awards fellowships that cover full tuition, a monthly stipend, and health insurance to individuals who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. Eligible, applicants are enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies through the second year of a traditional PhD program.
The mission of The National GEM Consortium is to enhance the value of the nation’s human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science. GEM’s fellowship programs span the entire recruitment, retention, and professional development spectrum. GEM’s principal activity is the provision of graduate fellowships at the MS and PhD levels coupled with paid summer internships. GEM also offers fellowships without paid summer internships through the GEM University and Associate Fellowship programs.
Recent SCU Winner: Alexandra Rivera, '21
The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers. The program is based on the British system, in which students perform doctoral research without required formal courses other than those students choose to take in relationship to their own interests. Students selected for admission to the program have already developed a passion for science through engagement in summer, job related, or undergraduate research programs.
The prestigious Noyce Fellowship seeks to attract qualified STEM majors and professionals to become middle or high school mathematics teachers in racially, ethnically, linguistically, and economically diverse schools.
The SCU Noyce Teaching Fellowship provides a full tuition scholarship plus a $20,000 living stipend while completing the MATTC program. Upon graduation, Noyce Fellows receive four years of extensive professional development support and a $10,000 annual living stipend during each of those four years. SCU Noyce Fellows are committed to teaching mathematics in a high-need school district for at least four years after graduation.
The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need. The initiative is funded by USAID and administered by Howard University. Fellowship recipients can use the award to attend U.S. graduate programs throughout the country; they will join the USAID Foreign Service upon completion of the program, as long as they successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID entry requirements.
The Pickering Fellowship is designed to develop a source of trained men and women who are dedicated to pursuing Foreign Service careers and representing America’s interests abroad. The Fellowship identifies and attracts, based on financial need, outstanding students who represent racial, ethnic, gender, social and geographic diversity and prepares them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service by providing financial support, mentoring and professional development.
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship provides support for graduate studies, domestic and overseas internships, and mentoring for careers in the Foreign Service. The Rangel Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.
Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. Master’s degree applicants must have a minimum of three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience in addition to their bachelor's degree. Applicants must obtain endorsements from local Rotary chapters.
Established in 2021, Samvid Scholars invests in future leaders committed to effecting positive change in the world. The scholarship provides up to $50,000 in tuition support each year for two years for students in graduate schools across the United States. Scholars also receive two years of leadership development programming to support them to continue to fulfill their extraordinary potential. The program seeks candidates who have an exceptional record of achievement and are driven to make an impact.
The San Francisco Fellows program is a unique opportunity to learn about public administration in local government while working full time as a City employee. Competitively selected applicants will join a cohort of up to 18 Fellows for an 11.5-month full-time work experience as City employees. Fellows will earn an annualized salary of approximately $65,000+, plus health, dental, retirement and other benefits. Fellows work on various programs and projects that have a direct impact on City operations which spans a broad range of City functions and departments, involving analysis, planning, and program development.
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. The fellowship provides $90,000 to fund one to two years of graduate education for New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture, or their academic field.
The Yenching Academy of Peking University offers a Master’s degree in China Studies offered in the English language. Fellowships for international Yenching Scholars, which cover airfare, tuition/fees, and a single dorm room on campus, are for twelve months, during the course of which Scholars complete their coursework and may complete the thesis. Financial aid packages are available for those who wish to remain on campus for a second year.