You will find excellent overviews of most fellowship opportunities on the organization's website, as well as interviews with past fellowship recipients, videos and tip-sheets about creating compelling personal statements, and more. We've provided here a snapshot of the resources available - but do explore 'your' fellowship's website for the most timely and in-depth windows into the fellowship you've chosen and the organization or federal agency that administers it.
Americorps MLK Day of Service Video
AmeriCorps is a voluntary civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations, and other donors that engages adults in public service work with a goal of "helping others and meeting critical needs in the community."
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.
The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Introduction to the Boren Awards
Watch this brief introduction to learn about the basics of the undergraduate Boren Scholarships and graduate Boren Fellowships. More information on program requirements, application essays, and special initiatives can be found at https://borenawards.org/webinars.
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit: https://clscholarship.org/
US Student Fulbright Program
The US Student Fulbright program is the flagship international exchange program of the US State Department. There are two basic types of Fulbright awards: English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Award and the Study/Research (S/R) Award (for independent research or a degree-granting graduate program abroad), with several focused subcategories of S/R award.
For more information visit: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/
Harry S. Truman Scholarship
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for college juniors who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. The Foundation has supported Truman Scholars in many fields of study, including: agriculture, biology, engineering, technology, medicine, environmental management, economics, education, arts education, government, history, international relations, law, political science, public administration, nonprofit management, public health, and public policy. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 toward a public service-related graduate degree, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.