Freshman Year

Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee: Anthony Shadid Internship Program
Since 1981, over 500 students have participated in the intern program of the ADC Research Institute (ADCRI). Students from all over the country gather at the national office in Washington, DC, each year to gain first-hand experience and knowledge about ADC issues and campaigns. The intern program offers a variety of positions for leadership development. It educates students on issues of civil rights, the Arab heritage, and current events in the Middle East. It empowers them to educate others. Students gain practical training in community organizing, media relations, research and writing, legal issues, political action, educational outreach, and routine office work alongside our regular professional staff. The first few weeks of the summer program are centered on the annual ADC Convention in June.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German Young Professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. The program is open to candidates in all career fields who are interested in a year of cultural exchange. The CBYX program is sponsored in the U.S. by the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended. The Department of State issues a grant to administer CBYX for Young Professionals to Cultural Vistas, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in New York. Cultural Vistas has administered CBYX for Young Professionals for over 30 years, together with its German partner organization, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit.

David L. Boren Scholarship
Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

DAAD RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)
RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and engineering. RISE offers unique opportunities for bachelor degree students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of two to three months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language is English. All scholarship holders receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses, while partner universities & research institutes provide housing assistance.

DAAD Summer Course Grant
This program provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on German language and literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material. A number of the University Summer Course Grants are made possible by the DAAD Alumni Association of the US, including one that is specially earmarked for an applicant in the fine arts.

Department of Homeland Security Undergraduate Scholarship, Fellowship and Internship Opportunities
The Department of Homeland Security Offers opportunities in a range of disciplines including Health and Science, Law Enforcement, Legal, Public Affairs and Intelligence and Analysis with the goal of exposing students to the mission of national security.

Echoing Green Global Fellowship
The Global Fellowship is a three decade old program for smart leaders who are deeply connected to the needs and potential solutions that may work best for their communities. Any emerging social entrepreneur from any part of the world working to disrupt the status quo may apply.

Echoing Green Black Male Achievement Fellowship
The Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship is an innovative Fellowship for individuals who are dedicated to improving the life outcomes of black men and boys in the United States. Founded and supported in partnership with the Open Society Foundations since 2012 the BMA Fellowship is the first fellowship program in the world for social entrepreneurs who are starting up new and innovative organizations in the field of black male achievement. BMA Fellows are currently at work building innovative solutions to the barriers facing black men and boys in the United States: generating new ideas and best practices in the areas of education, family, and work, such as initiatives related to fatherhood, mentoring, college preparatory programs, community-building, supportive wage work opportunities, communications, and philanthropic leadership.

Echoing Green Climate Fellowship
Connected to the needs and potential solutions that may work best for their communities. Any emerging social entrepreneur from any part of the world working to disrupt the status quo may apply.

Freeman-ASIA Awards for Study in Asia
Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others and fulfill the program's goal of increasing understanding of Asia in the United States. From 2001 through the 2013 academic year, Freeman-ASIA supported 4,500 U.S. undergraduates from more than 600 institutions with their study abroad plans in East and Southeast Asia. With generous funding from the Freeman Foundation, the Institute of International Education (IIE) is happy to relaunch Freeman-ASIA in 2016.

Humanity in Action
The Humanity In Action Foundation (HIA) sponsors an integrated set of educational programs for university students and post-graduates in America, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, France, and Poland. Through the core education programs and internships, Humanity in Action works to fulfill its mission to engage student leaders in the study and work of human rights by: 1) Engaging younger generations in histories of resistance and inspire them to fulfill their moral responsibilities to protect those in danger from institutionalized violations of minority rights. 2) Strengthening the commitment of American and European university students to democratic values and fostering their knowledge of resistance to intolerance past and present. During the core programs in Denmark, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland and the United States, HIA focuses on three interrelated areas of historic and contemporary importance: 1) examples of resistance to the Holocaust 2) the development of international human rights institutions and doctrines, through the establishment of new standards, rules and procedures in the aftermath of World War II 3) current minority issues and their relationship to human rights. HIA Fellows are expected to put their knowledge into practice. Following the core programs, Fellows implement plans for engaging human rights or minority issues in their home institutions or communities.

Leonard M. Rieser Fellowship in Science, Technology, and Global Security
The Rieser Fellowships provide up to two successful applicants with a one-time award of up to $4,000 to pursue projects that explore issues at the intersection of science, global security, and public policy, focusing on a significant aspect of nuclear security, climate stabilization or biotechnology. In addition to the monetary award, each Rieser Fellow will be eligible to submit his or her fellowship project results to be considered for publication on the Bulletin's website or for use in a Bulletin program. Rieser Fellows will also be eligible to participate in the Bulletin's Annual Clock Symposium in January of their fellowship year.

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers: Scholarship support Paid research training at the NIH during the summer Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation The UGSP encourages all students considering admission to complete and submit the Exceptional Financial Need (EFN) form to their financial aid office to determine eligibility prior to completing the online application. Once you have submitted the form, please notify the UGSP at ugsp@od.nih.gov and we will contact you after your university has indicated your eligibility.

National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Program
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects designed especially for the purpose. These awards are funded through the National Science Foundation. Award amounts vary by location. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.

Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) annually awards scholarships to outstanding students in the summer for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students. Scholarship awards range from $2,000-$12,000 and are awarded to undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, and legal students. Each scholarship award can only cover tuition and university-provided room and board. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the following academic year. Scholarship applicants and winners can and are encouraged to reapply in subsequent years.

Oxfam America: CHANGE Initiative
The CHANGE Initiative is a highly competitive national program that trains college students to become actively engaged in Oxfam America's social justice mission. CHANGE develops capable leaders who are informed voices for positive social change, and who inspire greater global awareness in others. Students are brought together for one week of intensive leadership training in Boston, MA that equips them as effective CHANGE advocates. They are introduced to social justice issues directly related to Oxfam America's mission, and are asked to work on one or more of these issues on their campus during the academic year. Oxfam assumes the cost of training, room and board, and travel.

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is committed to increasing the representation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in American business schools and corporate management. The Consortium connects people, institutions and companies that have shown a commitment to their mission, and they position them for even greater success. Specifically, they foster a network of the country’s best students, leading MBA programs and corporate partners, including Fortune 500 companies.

The Critical Language Scholarship Program
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. Program costs are fully covered for all participants, including: Intensive overseas group based language courses (20+ hours per week) Room and board, often with a host family A full cultural program Host community language partners U.S. academic credit Domestic and international airfare Participants receive a small stipend to cover incidental expenses and meals not provided by the program. Upon completion of the program, participants also receive a certified American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) score.

The Dorot Fellowship
The Dorot Fellowship is designed to assemble and empower a network of young Jewish lay leaders to enliven the American Jewish landscape. Each year, 12 Dorot Fellows are chosen to live in Israel, where they sharpen the characteristics and skills, acquire the experience, and broaden the networks required for Jewish leadership in the 21st Century. The Fellowship enhances their ability to observe where change is needed, to assess and interpret the actions needed to bring about change, and then to act upon that knowledge by intervening and becoming active players in the social change process. The Dorot Fellowship encompasses both individual and communal learning experiences. Each Fellow devises a Personal Learning Program, comprised of formal and experiential learning and volunteer activities. In addition, Dorot Fellows and Educators exist in a Collaborative Learning Community in which all members take responsibility for developing and executing a communal learning agenda throughout the year. Through travel, study, and dialogue (among themselves and with others), the Dorot Learning Community seeks to assist Fellows with their personal learning goals, so as to develop a sophisticated understanding of Israeli society, and to address both the breadth and depth of issues critical to Jewish communal leadership. Upon their return from Israel, Fellows participate in the Dorot Fellowship Network, an ever-growing cadre of innovators, reformers, creative artists, organizers and activists who are working together to enliven the American Jewish landscape.

The National Italian American Foundation
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) annually awards scholarships to outstanding students in the summer for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students. Scholarship awards range from $2,000-$12,000 and are awarded to undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, and legal students. Each scholarship award can only cover tuition and university-provided room and board. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the following academic year. Scholarship applicants and winners can and are encouraged to reapply in subsequent years.

Tylenol Scholarship
Tylenol Scholarship Program awards scholarships to students pursuing careers in health care. Scholarships are awarded to the best and brightest in America’s next generation of healthcare providers. What are the details of the award? Up to 20 scholarships ranging from $500-$2500 will be awarded annually and are not renewable. 10 - $10,000 scholarships will be awarded annually and are not renewable. 30 - 5,000 scholarships will be awarded annually and are not renewable. The scholarships will be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for course load. Institutions must be accredited, nonprofit two or four-year colleges/universities in the United States. A student may transfer from one institution to another and retain the award.

USA Today Academic All-American Team
The CHANGE Initiative is a highly competitive national program that trains college students to become actively engaged in Oxfam America's social justice mission. CHANGE develops capable leaders who are informed voices for positive social change, and who inspire greater global awareness in others. Students are brought together for one week of intensive leadership training in Boston, MA that equips them as effective CHANGE advocates. They are introduced to social justice issues directly related to Oxfam America's mission, and are asked to work on one or more of these issues on their campus during the academic year. Oxfam assumes the cost of training, room and board, and travel.

US-UK Fulbright Summer Institutes
The US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute offers programmes that provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer programme. Participants will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic programme at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills. The Summer Institutes will cover the majority of participant costs. This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the host university/institution, accommodation and meals and in some cases a small daily allowance.

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