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For Seniors and Alumnae

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program*
Churchill Scholarships*

DAAD Study Scholarships for Graduating Seniors/Internships

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships
Fulbright Grants *
Gates Cambridge Trust Grants
Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program

Luce Scholarships*
Madison Fellowships
Marshall Scholarships*
Mitchell Scholarships *
National Science Foundation
NSEP Boren Fellowships
Philly Fellows
Rhodes Scholarships*
Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Watson Fellowships *
* requires institutional nomination

Churchill Scholarships

Awarded for a year of study in science, mathematics or engineering at Cambridge University 's Churchill College. Academic achievement; capacity for original, creative work; and character are considered. Bryn Mawr is allowed to nominate two students. GREs are required. US citizenship required. 

Adviser: Michelle Mancini, Undergraduate Dean's Office.

BMC Application procedure

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Ford Foundation Predoctoral grants
Provides three years of support for study leading to the Ph.D. to candidates who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.  Membership in an ethnic or racial group underrepresented in the professoriate is an explicit positive factor in selection.  Must be a US citizen or US national.  
 
Fulbright Grants

Awarded for a year's study or research abroad in many different countries. There are also awards to assist in teaching English as a second language in more than 50 countries. US citizenship required.

Adviser: Michelle Mancini, Undergraduate Dean's Office.

BMC Application procedure

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Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Awards

The Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Awardis for up to $50,000 per year for up to three years to college seniors and recent graduates with financial need who will pursue a graduate or professional degree in the visual arts, performing arts, or creative writing. To be eligible, candidates must be nominated by the faculty representative at their undergraduate institution.

Adviser: Christina Rose, Undergraduate Dean's Office.

BMC Application procedure

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Luce Scholarships

Awarded for a year of internship or job placement in East Asia . Candidates must have clearly defined career interests not connected to Asian affairs. Bryn Mawr is allowed to nominate three students and/or alumnae. US citizenship required.

Adviser: Michelle Mancini, Undergraduate Dean's Office.

BMC Application procedure

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Marshall Scholarships

Awarded for one or two years of study in Great Britain in a wide range of subjects. Criteria are similar to the Rhodes , and applicants must have a 3.7 GPA. US citizenship required.

Adviser: Michelle Mancini, Undergraduate Dean's Office.

BMC Application procedure

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Mitchell Scholarships

Awarded for a year of research or study in the Republic of Ireland or in Northern Ireland in a wide range of subjects. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of intellectual distinction, leadership and extracurricular activities. US citizenship required.

Adviser: Michelle Mancini, Undergraduate Dean's Office.

BMC Application procedure

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Rhodes Scholarships

Awarded for one, two or three years of study at Oxford in a wide range of subjects. Applicants are judged according to a comprehensive set of criteria, with the aim that Scholars be "physically, intellectually, and morally capable of leadership." US citizenship required for the American Rhodes Scholarship. Citizens of some Commonwealth countries are also eligible, but have earlier deadlines. See the Rhodes website for more information.

Adviser: Michelle Mancini, Undergraduate Dean's Office.

BMC Application procedure

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Watson Fellowships

Awarded for a year of non-academicy inquiry and travel abroad. Candidates must submit a "realistic, imaginative, and personally significant" project proposal. The fellowship does not fund formal study at a foreign university. Students must apply during their senior year; no applications from alumnae are accepted. Bryn Mawr is allowed to nominate four candidates.

Adviser: Isabelle Barker, Undergraduate Dean's Office.

BMC Application procedure
Watson FAQs

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DAAD Study Scholarship for Graduating Seniors/Internships

For a year of well-defined study or research project that makes a stay in Germany essential. Projects may be in a wide variety of fields, and candidates are expected to have a good command of German. Internships are available in various fields ranging from German studies to journalism and scientific research.  Citizens of countries other than the US or Canada should contact the New York office regarding eligibility.

Gates Cambridge Trust Grants

Awarded for graduate study at Cambridge. You must apply directly to Cambridge University and fill out a Gates Supplementary Information Form by the beginning of November. GREs are required.

Deadline: Varies, depending on nationality of applicant and program of study proposed. See official website.

Madison Fellowships

Awarded to college seniors and recent graduates who are committed to the teaching of American history, government, and social studies in secondary schools. The grant supports graduate studies leading to a Master's degree. U.S. citizenship or permanent residence status required.
National Science Foundation
Awards 3-year graduate fellowships in mathematics, science and engineering. Deadlines vary by field but all are in early November. GREs are required. U.S. citizenship or permanent residence status required.

Deadline - Varies for each opportunity

 

NSEP | Boren Scholarships

Awarded for up to two years of overseas or domestic study, or a combination of both. Boren Fellows study languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. national security and that are not widely studied in the U.S. Recipients are required to seek employment with an agency or office of the federal government involved in national security affairs. U.S. citizenship required.

Important Note: Seniors may also be eligible for the Boren Undergraduate Scholarship. This requires officially postponing graduation for one year.  Contact the Boren adviser for more information. 

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Jacob K. Javits Fellowship

This program provides an annual fellowship for up to 48 months to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.  The fellowship consists of an institutional payment and a stipend:  For fiscal year 2010, the maximum stipend will be $30,000, and the institutional payment is estimated to be $13,755.  Eligibility is limited to individuals who at the time of application-- (1) will be entering a doctoral  or a Master’s of Fine Art program in academic year 2010-2011 and/or who, at the time of application, have not yet completed their first full year of study in the program for which they are seeking support.  Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens or nationals, permanent residents of the U.S., or citizens of any one of the Freely Associated States.


Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Awarded for two years of graduate study in the U.S. Candidates must be under 30 and either holders of Green Cards, naturalized U.S. citizens, or children of two naturalized citizen parents.
 
Philly Fellows
Philly Fellows is a year-long post-graduate fellowship program which offers top graduates of Philadelphia-area colleges and universities positions in non-profit agencies where they can help to make a difference in the city of Philadelphia.   This program is designed to aid in the transition between college and full-time employment, encouraging highly achieving students to remain in Philadelphia through housing, employment, benefits, and exciting opportunities to network and get involved in improving the city.   Fellows can gain knowledge, contribute talent, and develop leadership skills while experiencing the Philadelphia lifestyle.

For one year, fellows work 40 hours/week at a partnering non-profit agency that captures their interest in a position where they can build capacity and develop new skills.   Fellows participate in leadership and professional development curriculum throughout the year.  Fellows live together with 3-5 other fellows in one of four houses in Philadelphia -current houses are in West Philadelphia, South Philadelphia, and Northern Liberties.  Aside from free housing, fellows receive a living stipend, health insurance, and an education award through Americorps.  This fellowship is only available to graduating seniors.  Philly Fellows must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents.

 
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program

Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates working on the Carnegie Endowment’s projects.  Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year. Junior fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $3000.00 per month ($36,000 per year). A full benefits package is also provided.  

Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year.  Applicants should have completed a significant amount of course work in international affairs, political science, economics, history, Russian, Chinese or Middle East studies or communications. Applications are available here and are due to the Dean's Office by click here for deadline.

 

This one year fellowship is highly competitive.  Applications are judged on the quality of the written essay, related academic study and/or work experience, grades, recommendations, and personal interviews. Foreign students are eligible, but must be able to work in the US.  

Adviser: Michelle Mancini, Undergraduate Dean's Office.