Winter and Spring Season Fellowships Deadlines

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship – Celebrating 30 Years of Providing Opportunities for Tomorrow's Leaders in Peace and Security
:  Spring 202X Fellowship–mid October of the preceding fall, and Fall 202X Fellowship– early to mid January.
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the fellowship selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.  The program also arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts. See Application Information - Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Deadlines: December 1 (internal, Grand Valley) and Mid-January 15 (external)
Each year, through the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers approximately 12 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees nominated by several hundred participating universities and colleges. James C. Gaither Junior Fellows work as research assistants to Carnegie’s senior scholars. Please see your school’s nominating official to learn more about the college application process and please see our FAQ for eligibility requirements.

Truman Scholarship
Deadline: Early December (internal); end of January (final deadline for applicants; the external deadline for GVSU is the first Tuesday in February (external)
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship award is the nation's most prestigious domestic award for undergraduate students. The Truman Foundation recognizes college juniors with leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit advocacy sectors, education, or elsewhere in public service by providing them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training and fellowship with other students. Truman finalists are selected based on their records of leadership, public service and academic achievement. Recipients have the opportunity to interact with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service. Most Truman Scholars seek juris doctors or master's and doctoral degrees in public administration, public policy, public health, international relations, government, economics, social services, education, urban planning, conservation and environmental protection. Some Scholars have pursued medical, physical science or even business degrees - but those Scholars were able to clearly demonstrate how these degrees would further their careers in public service.  Scholars who are proposing multiple degrees will need to clearly state the case for why all degrees are needed to pursue their career in public service.

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The Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs 
Deadline: Early January
The Coro Fellows Program develops emerging leaders to work and lead across different sectors by equipping them with knowledge, skills, and networks to accelerate positive changeCoro Fellows have varying backgrounds, beliefs, and goals, but they are driven by a common desire to take action and expedite their impact in the world. They value lifelong learning and seek experiences that provide an opportunity to reflect and grow. Ideal candidates are curious and ambitious – open to being challenged and excited to collaborate with others across differences. Coro fellowship locations are in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and St. Louis. 

Rangel Scholars Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) 
Deadline: Early February
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC. The Program covers the costs for tuition for two 3-credit courses and a writing seminar, travel, housing, and two meals per day. It also provides a stipend. Eligibility: US Citizen, cumulative 3.2 GPA at the time of applying, at least sophomore standing and must be and maintain full time status in the Spring semester. Programs starts mid-June and ends late July.

FAO Schwarz Fellowship
Deadline:  Mid-February

Each year a new cohort of FAO Schwarz Fellows begin paid, two-year assignments with leading nonprofit organizations. Fellows work at high-impact nonprofit organizations in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia. These organizations are deeply valued in their communities and have a strong record of delivering consistent results and high-quality services. Fellows deepen their knowledge and understanding of relevant social issues, work directly with host communities, and lead strategic projects that strengthen the host organization’s capacity and impact. Fellows attend retreats each year to learn about the social impact sector, develop critical skills and build relationships with—and learn from—current and alumni FAO Schwarz fellows. After two years, Fellows are well prepared for successful careers in the social impact sector.

Humanity in Action
Deadline: Mid-February
The Humanity in Action Fellowship explores issues of democracy, pluralism, human rights, and social justice. Each program is tailored to its location. Fellows are challenged to understand their host city’s unique history of injustice, its present struggles to encompass groups with minoritized cultures and identities, and the future of its democratic values. Each program has a cohort of roughly 22 college students and recent graduates. Fellows come from many different backgrounds—academia, the arts, activism—but share common values. Humanity in Action Fellows are collaborative, passionate and open people, willing to examine and challenge their personal preconceptions and biases.

Udall Scholarship
Deadline: Mid-January (internal); Early March (external)
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting Indian country? Have you demonstrated your commitment to one of these areas through public service? Do you inspire and motivate others to take action? Are you committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building? If you answered “yes” to these questions, the Udall Scholarship may be right for you.

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