What are Fellowships?
Fellowships are short term competitive, high-profile, and life-changing opportunities for students and alumni to pursue advanced opportunities in professional development. Opportunities are sponsored by organizations to support a rang of activities in study, international research, foreign service internships, English teaching assistantships, selective internships in government and nonprofit organizations, research residencies at libraries and museums, and much more. Fellowships are available are available both at the undergraduate or graduate level, domestically and internationally.
Have questions about Fellowships? The staff in the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships is available to help as you navigate through different paths and look into the opportunities that fit your specific needs and goals.
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Below are some examples of the major fellowships available to GVSU students. Remember this is only a sampling!
To explore further search the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships database for the possibilities that match your academic interests and graduate school or career aspirations. And remember – a fellowship's webpage will always have the best and most up-to-date information about the application process, deadlines, and eligibility requirements.
Explore the list below and connect with the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you're interested in pursuing an opportunity.
Undergraduate Research Fair
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The twelfth annual Undergraduate Research Fair will take place Tuesday, October 5, 2021, from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. in 2250 Kirkhof Center (Grand River Room).
At the event, students have the opportunity to get information about participating in research and creative projects directly from faculty and staff.
Participating in research and creative projects at GVSU can expand students' academic experience and provide students with another way to look at the world.
Research is a process of careful inquiry leading to the discovery of new information. Research is not limited to certain majors, but occurs in all disciplines.
The Undergraduate Research Fair is sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship.
Food will also be provided.
For more information, please visit: Undergraduate Research Fair
Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship
Udall Undergraduate Scholarship
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.
In 2022, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 55 scholarships of up to $7,000 each.
The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.
We're pleased to announce the opening of the 2022 application cycle for the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship program.
Applications are being accepted starting September 8, 2021 through January 31, 2022.
Funded by the State Department, this two-year prestigious fellowship program is a unique opportunity for individuals pursuing an IT-related bachelor’s or master’s degree, and who want to use their tech skills to serve diplomacy in the U.S. Foreign Service.
The FAIT Fellowship provides academic funding (up to $75,000 for two years), two summer internships (with stipends), professional development and mentorships, and culminates in an appointment in the Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist.
Designed to attract the best tech talent to the Foreign Service that reflects the diversity of the United States, the FAIT Fellowship program values varied backgrounds, including ethnic, racial, gender, and geographic diversity. Members of minority groups underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and individuals with financial need are encouraged to apply.
To apply for this cohort, students must be enrolled in an IT-related degree program and starting their junior year in fall 2022, or, planning on entering a two-year master’s degree program in an IT-related field of study in fall 2022, at a U.S.-based accredited institution (in-person and online programs).
View all of the eligibility requirements on the website.
Benefits of the FAIT Fellowship
FAIT Fellows receive:
- Academic funding: up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expense, for the junior and senior years of undergraduate study, OR a two-year master’s degree program in an IT-related field.
- Stipends, housing and travel allowances for the two summer internships: A domestic internship in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Department of State; and an international internship at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad.
- Personalized mentoring and professional development opportunities throughout the program.
- An appointment as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS) upon successful completion of the program and the State Department's requirements..
Info for Students
Virtual Info Session: We offer repeating virtual info sessions, which offer an overview of the program and plenty of time for students to ask their questions.
Faculty and Career Center page: This webpage offers downloadable resources and other help info for faculty and staff.
Diplomatic Roots blog: Also on the FAIT Fellowship website, the blog provides many helpful articles about applying, what it's like working for the Foreign Service, and more.
Videos: We have a variety of video interviews with Foreign Service Specialists and with FAIT Fellows.
Also, be sure to follow our social media accounts:
FAIT Fellowship Team: email@example.com
The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is designed to develop the leadership skills of recent college graduates and prepare them for success in the social impact sector.
Each Fellowship includes:
- A paid, two-year position at a leading nonprofit host organization in New York City, Boston, or Philadelphia
- Direct service work combined with strategic projects that deepens the Fellow's understanding of social challenges and prepared them for graduate programs and social justice leadership careers
- Professional development opportunities such as retreats, mentoring, and cohort experiences
- Connection to an extensive network of alumni Fellows and social impact leaders
Join us for an Online Info Session
Join us for a free 45-minute info session to learn more about the Fellowship. Register in advance to receive call-in details. Please share with seniors who may be interested in learning more.
Next online info session.....Wednesday, October 6 12:00-12:45 pm EST
What is CBYX?
The Congress - Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German - Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 American young professionals between the ages of 18.5-24 the opportunity to spend one year in Germany, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.
- Acquire or improve German language skills
- Experience complete cultural immersion
- Serve as a young ambassador of the United States
- Participate in a prestigious fellowship program aboard
- Improve future hire-ability and build your skillset
- Gain essential cross-cultural navigation skills for a globally focused future
Who is Eligible to Participate?
- U.S. citizenship
- Between 18.5-24 years old at the start of the program in late July
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Clear career and personal goals
Prior German language skills are not required
- November 1, 2021: Application Deadline
- February: Interviews for selected applicants
- March: Notification of acceptance to the program
- April-July: Pre-departure content
- Late July: Orientation seminar in Washington D.C.
- Aug-Sept: Language classes in Germany
- Oct-Feb: Semester at a German college or university
- Feb-June: Internships in participants' professional field
- June: Time for personal travel and final seminars
How can I apply?
- Request an applicaiton
APPLICATION DUE NOVEMBER 1
Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-497-3555
Highlighted Fellowship Opportunties
Upcoming GVSU Fellowship Events
Fellowship Information Sessions (Virtual): Interested students are strongly encouraged students to attend.
Gilman International Scholarship Information Session (Virtual): Wednesday, September 8 at 3:00 p.m.
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means (Pell recipients) to study or intern abroad, providing awards of up to $5,000 for study-abroad programs that are three-weeks or more in length. The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries or areas and world regions.
Boren Scholarship and Fellowship Information Session for Students (Virtual): Thursday, September 16 at 2:30 p.m.
Students interested in learning one of the less-commonly-taught languages and are committed to study-abroad in an intensive, immersive language program for a semester or a year are invited to join us for an Information Session about the US Boren Scholarship (undergrad) and US Boren Fellowship (grad) Program with Kyle Cox, the director of outreach for the Boren programs from the Institute for International Education.
Gilman International Scholarship Writing Workshop (Virtual): Wednesday, September 22 at 3:00 p.m.
Students working on their Gilman essays are invited to join us for a Virtual Workshop in which we'll share tips on creating a strong set of Gilman essays from a Gilman national reviewer and current GVSU Gilman scholarship recipients. Writing Consultants will lead virtual breakout sessions so that you'll receive tailored feedback on your drafts.