Fellowships

 

A variety of fellowships are available to Sewanee students and graduating seniors. Here is a brief list of the some of the opportunities with links to more information. For information about internships or career counseling, please contact the Office of Career & Leadership Development, ext. 1121.

External Fellowship Opportunities

These fellowship opportunities are not administered by the University of the South but in some cases may require a nomination by the university.

For Freshmen

Appalachian College Association
The Appalachian College Association has numerous grants for undergraduates at member colleges. Check the Association's website for current opportunities.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students
The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund offers the Hearst Fellowship to minority undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning about issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations. The student must be able to intern for ten to fifteen weeks at the Washington, D.C., office of the Aspen Institute. A  fellowship grant of between $2,500 and $5,000 will be awarded.

Morris K. Udall Scholarships
Advisor: Karen Kuers, x1421
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship is an undergraduate merit-based scholarship of up to $5,000 to college sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated outstanding potential and a commitment to pursuing careers related to the environment. Scholarships are also available for Native Americans and Alaska Natives committed to careers related to tribal public policy or health care.


For Sophomores


The Alexia Foundation
The Alexia Foundation provides partial scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students to study photojournalism at Syracuse University in London, England. The award program also provides cash grants to enable student photographers to produce a picture story that furthers the foundation's goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. All scholarships are contingent upon admission to the Syracuse University DIPA London Program.

Appalachian College Association
The Appalachian College Association has numerous grants for undergraduates at member colleges. Check the Association's website for current opportunities.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Advisor: Larry Jones, x1177
The Gilman Program allows undergraduate students receiving a Federal Pell Grant to apply for study abroad support. The study abroad program must be for college credit, spend at least 4 weeks in one country and be during the regular academic year.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
Advisor: Richard Summers, x1917
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships (undergraduate) are awarded to rising juniors and seniors who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Sewanee nominates up to four students who are in the sophomore or junior class.. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students
The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund offers the Hearst Fellowship to minority undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning about issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations. The student must be able to intern for ten to fifteen weeks at the Washington, D.C., office of the Aspen Institute. A  fellowship grant of between $2,500 and $5,000 will be awarded.

National Network for Environmental Management Studies Fellowship Program (EPA)
Advisor: Ken Smith, x3219
The purpose of the NNEMS program is to provide undergraduate students with practical research opportunities and experiences in an EPA office or laboratory, increase public awareness of and involvement in environmental issues, encourage qualified individuals to pursue environmental careers, and help defray the costs associated with the pursuit of academic programs related to the field of environmental protection, such as pollution control, science, engineering, technology, social science, and specialty areas.

Rotary International Study Scholarships Tom Watson, 598-0120
Each year, Rotary International awards a number of scholarships for study abroad to full-time undergraduate students in American universities. Ambassadorial Scholarships provide up to $26,000 for one academic year of study in another country. Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships provide up to $12,000 for three months of intensive language study and cultural immersion for candidates interested in studying Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Swedish. Rotary World Peace Fellowships provide funding for a master's level degree program in conflict resolution, peace studies or international relations at Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, International Christian University in Tokyo, Sciences Po in Paris, Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, University of Bradford in England, University of California - Berkeley, or University of Queensland in Australia.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Advisor: Gayle McKeen, x1609
Truman Scholarships (undergraduate) recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service. The scholarship provides financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.

Tylenol Health Education Scholarships
Currently enrolled undergraduates with one or more years of college remaining and who are preparing for health-related careers are eligible for grants from the Tylenol Brand Scholarship Fund. Both $10,000 and $1,000 grants are awarded. Criteria include leadership, academic achievement, and intended focus in healthcare-related areas of study. Deadline is usually late in April.

Morris K. Udall Scholarships
Advisor: Karen Kuers, x1421
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship is an undergraduate merit-based scholarship of up to $5,000 to college sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated outstanding potential and a commitment to pursuing careers related to the environment. Scholarships are also available for Native Americans and Alaska Natives committed to careers related to tribal public policy or health care.


For Juniors

The Alexia Foundation
The Alexia Foundation provides partial scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students to study photojournalism at Syracuse University in London, England. The award program also provides cash grants to enable student photographers to produce a picture story that furthers the foundation's goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. All scholarships are contingent upon admission to the Syracuse University DIPA London Program.

Appalachian College Association
The Appalachian College Association has numerous grants for undergraduates at member colleges. Check the Association's website for current opportunities.

Center for the Study of the Presidency
This unique non-resident program offers 85 select undergraduate and graduate students from leading colleges and universities a year-long opportunity to study all aspects of the American Presidency and the public policy making process. The goal is to develop a new generation of national leaders committed to public service.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Advisor: Larry Jones, x1177
The Gilman Program allows undergraduate students receiving a Federal Pell Grant to apply for study abroad support. The study abroad program must be for college credit, spend at least 4 weeks in one country and be during the regular academic year.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
Advisor: Richard Summers, x1917
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships (undergraduate) are awarded to rising juniors and seniors who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Sewanee nominates up to four students who are in the sophomore or junior class.. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually.

Harriman Foreign Service Awards
Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are at the time of application either college juniors or seniors. They must show evidence of intent to continue education beyond graduation.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students
The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund offers the Hearst Fellowship to minority undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning about issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations. The student must be able to intern for ten to fifteen weeks at the Washington, D.C., office of the Aspen Institute. A  fellowship grant of between $2,500 and $5,000 will be awarded.

National Network for Environmental Management Studies Fellowship Program (EPA)
Advisor: Ken Smith, x3219
The purpose of the NNEMS program is to provide undergraduate students with practical research opportunities and experiences in an EPA office or laboratory, increase public awareness of and involvement in environmental issues, encourage qualified individuals to pursue environmental careers, and help defray the costs associated with the pursuit of academic programs related to the field of environmental protection, such as pollution control, science, engineering, technology, social science, and specialty areas.

Rotary International Study Scholarships Tom Watson, 598-0120
Each year, Rotary International awards a number of scholarships for study abroad to full-time undergraduate students in American universities. Ambassadorial Scholarships provide up to $26,000 for one academic year of study in another country. Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships provide up to $12,000 for three months of intensive language study and cultural immersion for candidates interested in studying Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Swedish. Rotary World Peace Fellowships provide funding for a master's level degree program in conflict resolution, peace studies or international relations at Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, International Christian University in Tokyo, Sciences Po in Paris, Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, University of Bradford in England, University of California - Berkeley, or University of Queensland in Australia.

Tylenol Health Education Scholarships
Currently enrolled undergraduates with one or more years of college remaining and who are preparing for health-related careers are eligible for grants from the Tylenol Brand Scholarship Fund. Both $10,000 and $1,000 grants are awarded. Criteria include leadership, academic achievement, and intended focus in healthcare-related areas of study. Deadline is usually late in April.

Morris K. Udall Scholarships
Advisor: Karen Kuers, x1421
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship is an undergraduate merit-based scholarship of up to $5,000 to college sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated outstanding potential and a commitment to pursuing careers related to the environment. Scholarships are also available for Native Americans and Alaska Natives committed to careers related to tribal public policy or health care.


For Seniors

American Graduate Fellowships A Council of Independent Colleges initiative since 2006 to promote and support doctoral study in the humanities by accomplished graduates of small and mid-sized private liberal arts colleges. Up to $50,000, renewable for a second academic year to support doctoral study in history, philosophy, literature and languages, and fine arts at one of 23 leading research universities in the U.S., Great Britain, and Ireland.

Appalachian College Association
The Appalachian College Association has numerous grants for undergraduates at member colleges. Check the Association's website for current opportunities.

David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships
Advisor: Larry Jones, x1177
The National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships support U.S. graduate students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. national security but are less frequently studied by U.S. students, i.e., areas of the world other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Graduating seniors who are applying for graduate study in appropriate fields may apply for Boren support.

Capital City PCS & Center for Inspired Teaching 

Capital City Public Charter School is an award-winning school of choice recognized as a national model for school reform. In 2008, the school had the highest reading and math scores among DC charter elementary schools. Capital City implements the Expeditionary Learning model (www.elschools.org) in tandem with the common principles of the Coalition of Essential Schools (www.essentialschools.org.) These approaches emphasize active pedagogy, depth over breadth, a strong social curriculum, and a commitment to equity and diversity.  Capital City Teaching Fellows are supported through a partnership with the Center for Inspired Teaching, a nonprofit educational reform organization that has worked with DC teachers since 1995.  The Inspired Teacher Certification Program is a state-approved teacher certification program that leads to a full DC teaching license in 15 months. Becoming a part of Inspired Teaching means joining a movement to change the way children are educated.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows
This if for graduating seniors or individuals who have graduated within the past academic year but who have not yet started graduate studies. There is no restriction as to major, but applicants should have completed a significant amount of coursework in the area of international affairs or economics. Although U.S. citizenship is not required, applicants must be eligible to accept employment in the U.S.

Center for the Study of the Presidency
This unique non-resident program offers 85 select undergraduate and graduate students from leading colleges and universities a year-long opportunity to study all aspects of the American Presidency and the public policy making process. The goal is to develop a new generation of national leaders committed to public service.

El Pomar Foundation
The El Pomar Fellowship is a highly selective, two-year post-undergraduate leadership training program that develops today's young professionals into tomorrow's leaders.  Fellows have the opportunity to pursue personal and professional growth through direct program and project management, community development and grant making.  Fellows operate the Foundation's community stewardship programs, conduct outreach initiatives and bolster the Foundations's grant making throughout the state, investing in the people and organizations of Colorado's urban and rural communities.

Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory Fellowship Program
The Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory Fellowship Program prepares laboratory scientists for careers in public health. The two-track program (training and research fellowships) emphasizes the practical application of technologies, methodologies and practices related to emerging infectious diseases. The program is co-sponsored by the Association of Public Health Laboratories and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program  
The Congressional Hunger Center is a non-profit, bipartisan organization that “fights hunger by developing leaders.” Fellows are place for half the year with urban and rural community organizations all over the U.S. involved in fighting hunger at the local level, including grassroots organizing groups, food banks, economic development agencies, and health services organization. The Fellows then move to Washington, D.C. to complete the program with work at government agencies, advocacy groups, and public policy organizations engaged in anti-hunger and anti-poverty work at the national level.

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
Advisor: Kirk Zigler, x1715
The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships are predoctoral fellowships providing three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree who indicate an interest in teaching at the college or university level.

Fulbright U.S. Student Opportunities
Advisor: Sid Brown, ext. 1529
The Fulbright program provides one-year study, research and teaching opportunities for U.S. college graduates and students involved in graduate study. The Fulbright program operates in more than 140 countries. Projects may include university course work, independent library or field research, or professional training in the arts. The application process is lengthy. Complete applications are generally due in early September. Students are encouraged to contact the Fulbright advisor in the spring of their junior year.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Gates Scholarships are for students from outside the UK who show outstanding academic merit and leadership potential. They are intended to cover the costs of studying at Cambridge and are open to students taking a second undergraduate degree (affiliated students) and postgraduate students.

Harriman Foreign Service Awards
Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are at the time of application either college juniors or seniors. They must show evidence of intent to continue education beyond graduation.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students
The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund offers the Hearst Fellowship to minority undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning about issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations. The student must be able to intern for ten to fifteen weeks at the Washington, D.C., office of the Aspen Institute. A  fellowship grant of between $2,500 and $5,000 will be awarded.

Hertz Foundation
"Students who will have completed their bachelor's degrees by the start of the Fellowship or who have already entered graduate studies may apply. Applicants must intend to complete a program leading to an advanced degree. A minimum 3.75 GPA during the last two years of undergraduate work is expected. U.S. citizenship, or documented evidence of application to acquire it, is required, as is evidence of a moral commitment, in the event of a national emergency, to lend technical expertise in the common defense."

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides an annual stipend of $10,000 for a graduating college senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world. The program is designed to allow recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.

The Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM)
The JPSM at the University of Maryland is a federally sponsored consortium of two universities and a private research firm that provides graduate level training in survey methodology. Successful applicants have paid research assistantships in a federal statistical agency in the Washington, D.C. area. Throughout the summer, students learn about surveys, statistics, graduate studies, and how government agencies work. This unique experience combines paid research assistantship with ongoing educational seminars.

Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars
The Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program (undergraduate) brings talented African American, Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Asian/Pacific Islander college seniors and recent graduates to Washington, D.C. for a nine-week summer program in order to learn firsthand how health policy is developed and implemented. Scholars receive a stipend, airfare, lodging, and a daily expense allowance.

James Madison Fellowship
Advisor: Mae Wallace, x1327
The James Madison Junior Fellowships are awarded to U.S. students who are about to complete, or have completed, their undergraduate course of study and plan to begin graduate study leading to an M.A. degree in American history, political science, or government or a Masters of Arts in Teaching or Education with a concentration in American Constitutional history, American government, political institutions, or political theory.

Marshall Scholarships
Advisor: Elizabeth Skomp, x1254
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. At least forty Scholars are selected each year to study either at graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. Each scholarship is held for two years. Applicants should be seniors with a cumulative g.p.a. of 3.7 or higher.

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies
Advisor: Stephen Miller, x1874
The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship is administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Foundation. To be eligible to apply, you must be a U.S. citizen and college senior or college graduate applying for a Ph.D. program in the traditional humanities. The fellowship provides support for the first year of graduate study.

Memphis Teaching Fellows
Memphis Teaching Fellows is an opportunity for motivated, high-achieving professionals and recent college graduates from all backgrounds to revitalize the Memphis education system by becoming teachers with Memphis City Schools. This highly selective program is a Memphis City Schools initiative to place talented and passionate individuals in math, middle school, French, Spanish, chemistry, and special education classrooms. No teaching or education experience is required to apply for Memphis Teaching Fellows.

George G. Mitchell Scholarship
This is to allow graduate study in Ireland. U.S. citizens between the ages of 18-30 who will have completed a Bachelor's degree before beginning their studies in Ireland may apply. There are no restrictions as to academic field of study. Of course, proposed course of study must be available at the university elected by the applicant, and the applicant's undergraduate program must provide a good basis for study in the proposed field.

The National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC)
The National Physical Science Consortium is a unique partnership of industry, government and higher education. NPSC's principal objective is to aid in increasing the number of Ph.D.s in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool of women and historically underrepresented minorities (all U.S. citizens are eligible). NPSC offers two related programs: 1) a two phase six-year fellowship program; and 2.) a dissertation support program.

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Advisor: Kirk Zigler, x1715
NSF runs a variety of program for both undergraduates and graduates. Students in or headed into graduate programs in the sciences might be particularly interested in the Gradauate Research Fellowship Program. The program provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are at the early stages of their graduate study.

NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Programs' Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics
NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarships provide $6,000 for minority or female college graduates who will be entering their first year of post-graduate studies in a sports-related field.

Newhouse Graduate Newspaper Fellowship and Apprenticeship for Minorities Program
Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications offers this master's level fellowship and internship program in newspaper journalism for members of under- represented groups. It provides two awards annually, each worth more than $65,000.

NIH Oxford and Cambridge Scholars
Exceptional American students who have not yet begun graduate study or who are currently in medical school may apply. Marshall and Rhodes Scholars are also eligible to apply for this program.

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship
The program provides a full scholarship to our graduate Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, as well as financial support and mentoring during their first four years of teaching in high-needs middle and high schools.  This is an ideal program for students who are committed to teach math or science and would like to receive the education and mentoring to become effective, committed teachers in high-needs schools.  Note that admissions are rolling and we are now beginning to look at applcations.  Contact: Todd Quinto if you have questions (todd.quinto@tufts.edu).

Rhodes Scholarship
Advisor: Elizabeth Skomp, x1254
Rhodes Scholarships bring outstanding students from countries around the world for two years of study at University of Oxford. Applications are sought from talented students without restriction as to their field of academic specialization or career plans although the proposed course of study must be available at Oxford, and the applicant's undergraduate program must provide a sufficient basis for further study in the proposed field. All educational costs plus various additional expenses are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees.

Rotary International Study Scholarships Tom Watson, 598-0120
Each year, Rotary International awards a number of scholarships for study abroad to full-time undergraduate students in American universities. Ambassadorial Scholarships provide up to $26,000 for one academic year of study in another country. Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships provide up to $12,000 for three months of intensive language study and cultural immersion for candidates interested in studying Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Swedish. Rotary World Peace Fellowships provide funding for a master's level degree program in conflict resolution, peace studies or international relations at Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, International Christian University in Tokyo, Sciences Po in Paris, Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, University of Bradford in England, University of California - Berkeley, or University of Queensland in Australia.

Herbert Scoville, Jr. Peace Fellowship
The Herbert Scoville, Jr. Peace Fellowship is a competitive national program that provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, D.C. with one of twenty five participating public-interest organizations focusing on international security issues. Scoville Fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing and advocacy in support of the goals of their host organization and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings and Congressional hearings.

James Still Fellowships
James Still Fellowships are available for graduate study in the humanities and social sciences at the University of Kentucky for entering students who are residents of the Appalachian area or who graduated from private colleges in the Appalachian areas of Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia or Virginia. The fellowships provide $15,000 plus a tuition scholarship and student helth insurance. Candidates must have a gpa of 3.2 or higher. Candidates must be nominted by the Director of Graduate Studies of the UK program in which the student plans to enroll.

William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose
Established by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), the William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose recognizes graduating seniors who are dedicated to persuing lives that will benefit themselves and their fellow men and women.

The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice
Villers Fellows receive a year-round full salaried position in Families USA's 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. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to health care justice work following their year as a fellow. Additionally, in order to encourage the development of future leaders, Villers fellows must commit to mentoring at least one person over the course of their careers.

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship
Advisor: Stephen Miller, x1874
The Watson Fellowship is a one year grant for independent travel and study outside the United States. It is awarded to graduating seniors nominated by their home institution.

The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice
The Wellstone Fellowship provides a one-year hands-on internship, $35,000 stipend, and excellent healthcare benefits for members of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups who express an interest in social justice work and in working with communities or color and who display the potential to contribute to social justice work after their year of hands-on experience.