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The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a highly-competitive national program that provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, DC, with one of twenty-seven participating public-interest organizations focusing on international security issues.  The program has awarded 136 fellowships since its inception in 1987 and is offered twice yearly, in the spring and fall.  It lasts from six to nine months and provides a salary, health insurance, and travel costs to Washington.  The Scoville Fellowship does not award grant or scholarship money to students.

Scoville Fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, education, and advocacy in support of the goals of their host organization and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and Congressional hearings.  Fellows have written articles, blogs, fact sheets, letters to the editor, op-eds and reports, organized talks and conferences, and been interviewed as experts by the media.  Former Scoville Fellows work for U.S. and international NGOs, the Departments of State and Defense, members of Congress, and academia, and attend graduate school in political science or international relations, following their fellowships.

Date: Fall 2012

Deadline: January 13, 2012

Website: http://scoville.org/

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DACOR Bacon House Foundation Fellowships are awarded to encourage and assist American students in advanced study of international affairs at recognized American institutions of higher learning in the United States. The awards are make primarily on the basis of academic excellence. In addition, there is an interview process to determine the final choice from among the three candidates the school nominates to compete for the fellowship.

Fellowships are exclusively for tuition costs and will carry a stipend up to $10,000 ($5,000 per semester), depending on the actual tuition charge. The award is made to a graduating senior in support of study toward a Master’s Degree in AY 2012-2013. Nominees are expected to have a career objective in some field related to international affairs.

Application Process: Nominees must prepare a curriculum vitae (including date of birth and citizenship), a transcript of his or her academic record, and an essay of approximately 600 words expanding on the information provided in the resume (covering such matters as special academic or other accomplishments, work experience, experience related to international affairs, career objectives, competence in foreign languages or foreign study).

Deadline: Nominations and supporting documents must be submitted  by February 1, 2012

Selection Process: For the final selection, the three nominees are invited to an interview at the beginning of March with either members of the Education Committee in Washington, DC or by DACOR members in a close-by area.

Website: http://dacorbacon.org/?page_id=136

Contact: Fatma Hocaoglu, Program Coordinator, fhocaoglu@dacorbacon.org

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The US Congress created the Fulbright Program to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchanges.Recipients apply for specific programs, which may include university course work, independent research, or other special projects. The two main categories are English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) and Research Fellowships.

  • Eligibility: Seniors and recent graduate are invited to apply. In some countries, applicants must have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study.
  • Selection Process: Students must submit applications first to the L&C faculty representative and the campus committee. Applicants put forward by the College pass through the National Screening Committee to the supervising agencies abroad. Final selections are made by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
  • Deadline: The on-campus deadline is September 22, 10AM. Campus interviews will be scheduled soon thereafter, with an opportunity to make final revisions to the application essays before the national deadline.
  • External Deadline: October 17, 2011 5pm
  • Faculty Representative: Deborah Heath, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
  • Website: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/overview_timeline.html?page=us/overview_timeline

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Villers Fellows work in the health policy department and assist the organization’s efforts to improve access to health coverage for all Americans, especially for low-income and other vulnerable communities. Villers Fellows will conduct research on a range of health care policy issues, and write and contribute to publications that are relevant to health reform implementation and other health policy issues.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to health care justice work following the year as a fellow. Villers Fellows must commit to mentoring at least one person over the course of their careers.

Deadline: January 10, 2012

Find more information and the application form here.

For questions, please email villersfellowship@familiesusa.org.


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The WW-RBF Fellowship seeks to prepare top undergraduate seniors who are either African American, Latino, Asian American or American Indian to seek a master’s degree education in teacher licensure in their field of interest at one of the 29 specified WW-RBF institutions. Twenty-five annually selected WW-RBF Fellows will receive a stipend of $30,000 to use towards their education. Each Fellow will apply on his/her own to any campus on the approved list and will be subjected to that institution’s admission process as any other student. It is the Fellowship’s hope that each qualifying institution will make as generous a financial aid as possible so that as much of the $30,000 stipend can be used towards living expenses. In return, Fellows commit to teaching for three years in a high-need urban or rural school upon their graduation.

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In 2010 the Rangel Program will award up to twenty (20) fellowships of up to $34,000 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 throughout their period of study.  Fellows who successfully complete the Rangel Program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer, embarking on one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available.  Go here for program elements.

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of the United States with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must be in the senior year of their undergraduate study or have completed their undergraduate degree by June 2010 and must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2010 for a two-year program.
  • Deadline: 2012 application process begins October 14, 2011
  • Website: http://www.rangelprogram.org/index.cfm?session.areaid=2&contentid=672&typeid=CBRIAP92223
  • Contact: Patricia H. Scroggs or Vanessa Rozier
    Howard University
    2218 6th Street, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20059
    Tel: (202) 806-4367
    Fax: (202) 806-5424
    Emails: pscroggs@howard.edu or vrozier@howard.edu

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