Other Opportunities

Davies-Jackson Scholarship

The Davies-Jackson Scholarship provides funding for a student to participate in overseas study at St. John's College, Cambridge University after graduation. Information regarding application materials and due dates may be found on their website at cic.edu.

National Security Language Initiative (NSLI)

The US Government has created a new National Security Language Initiative (NSLI) that would aid in funding students who wish to study "critical-need" languages abroad. In an effort to increase funding for students, proposals include increasing the critical needs languages initiatives through Gilman scholarships, Fulbright student scholarships, and creating new summer immersion study programs in the State Department. For more information, please visit www.nsliforyouth.org/.*

Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers. We invite you to explore our web site.

Villers Fellowship

The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice was created in 2005 by Philippe Villers, Founder and President of Families USA, to inspire and develop the next generation of health care justice leaders. The goal of the Villers Fellowship Program is three-fold:
1. To develop a network of young leaders who share a passion for social and health care justice
2. To inspire Villers Fellows to continue to work for health care justice throughout their lives
3. To help achieve Families USA's goal of guaranteed, high-quality, affordable healthcare for all of us.
During their year-long tenure, Villers Fellows will work on a variety of health care justice issues and develop an understanding of the federal legislation and regulatory process. They will also be exposed to different advocacy strategies, including producing analytic reports, disseminating effective messages through the media, successful coalition building, and e-advocacy techniques. Additional information is available through: email at mrosenblatt@familiesusa.org or visit familiesusa.org.

Elie Wiesel Essay Contest

The Elie Wiesel Essay Contest is for full-time juniors and seniors at an accredited four-year college or university. Students are to write a 3,000-4,000 word essay to raise questions, single out issues, and/or identify dilemmas. Information, deadlines and the entry form can be found at eliewieselfoundation.org.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) links the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with universities in graduate education. The mission of the GPP is to establish and foster graduate education partnerships with national and international universities and institutions dedicated to quality education in biomedical basic and clinical research while providing the infrastructure and community support needed by the students in these programs. For more information about the program and application requirements, please visit www.training.nih.gov/programs/gpp. Programs include: Biomedical Research Scholars Program with Oxford and Cambridge Universities in Britain and Advanced Immunology Scholars Program with the University of Pennsylvania.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange

The CBYX Program is a full-year scholarship program in Germany sponsored by the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag; it is administered by CDS International. The annual application deadline is December 1st. For more information or application materials, please visit the website at culturalvistas.org or call 212-497-3522.

SMART Scholarship

The Department of Defense recognizes the need to support the education of America's future scientists and engineers. The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program is part of a concentrated effort to improve the flow of new, highly skilled technical labor into Department of Defense facilities and agencies and to enhance the technical skills of the workforce already in place. SMART offers scholarships to undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for excelling in STEM fields.

Contact the SMART Program below for more information and to apply.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $20,000) and grants (normally $4,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields. For more information about eligibility and language requirements, terms of the award, and application deadlines, please visit amscan.org.

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program

Every year, the Japanese government invites thousands of young college and university graduates from overseas to participate in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program throughout Japan. Established in 1987, the program has earned a high reputation, both in Japan and overseas, for its efforts in human and cultural exchanges, and has become one of the largest cultural exchange programs in the world.

To find out more, visit the JET Program website.

The Aspen Institute
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship

The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, a grantmaking program of the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C., offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually.

The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups.

For more information, visit aspeninstitute.org.

National Industries for the Blind (NIB) Fellowship

The Fellowship for Leadership Development, sponsored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), is a two-year, salaried program that combines business-focused, on-the-job experience with formal management training. Legally blind individuals who have an undergraduate degree, work experience, desire to travel and passion to become a business leader are invited to apply. Fellows are selected by a committee based on academic achievement, experience, motivation, references, personal interviews and other supporting data.

Applications are typically accepted until mid-February. For more information please visit www.nib.org and select Business Leaders Program.

Transatlantic Renewable Energy Exchange

This program provides students at U.S. colleges and universities with an opportunity to complete a three-month paid internship focusing on renewable energy, improve German language skills, and experience German culture firsthand from late-May through August 2008. Internships are available in a variety of professional fields, including, but not limited to business, marketing/ PR, production/manufacturing, IT, engineering, chemistry, physics, material sciences, environmental economics and policy.

For more information and to apply, visit postgraduatefunding.com.

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Six decades ago, the Woodrow Wilson Fellowships—a bold new initiative to meet the nation’s need for college teachers—began at Princeton University. Today, the Foundation has a suite of Fellowships that support the the development of future leaders at a variety of career stages in several critical fields.

More information can be found by visiting woodrow.org.

Prison Fellowship Ministries

Good fellowship, a professional working environment, and the joy of working in a Christian ministry make PFM a great place for a college internship experience. PFM’s internship program offers an opportunity to apply academic experience in a Christian ministry environment, while structuring the internship to meet the student's academic requirements. PFM’s National Office in Virginia will offer internships that encompass a variety of fields of study including: Christian program management, criminal justice, hospitality, marketing, research and development, political science, information technology, and fund development.

For more information and to apply please visit prisonfellowship.org.


Training and Recruitment Initiative for Admission to Leading Law Schools. Introducing Trials, a free summer study program at Harvard or NYU that will help you get in to the school of your dreams. Visit trials.atfoundation.org for more information.

Simon School of Business University of Rochester

The Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester is expanding its scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students and alumni at more than 30 partner colleges and universities nationwide. The merit-based Partner School Scholarships have been increased from the previous $5,000 per year to $10,000 per year for qualified students. Applicants may now elect to pursue graduate business studies at the Simon School at any time, instead of the previous requirement to enter immediately upon graduation. Applicants must be graduates of one of Simon's partner schools and meet standard Simon School admissions criteria. A complete list of partner schools and more information is available the rochester.edu website. For more information or to apply, contact Rebekah Lewin, Director of Admissions, at 585-275-3533 or email Rebekah.

For University of Evansville information about Study Abroad, please visit the Study Abroad area.

The University of Evansville Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures also provides students with unique experience. Visit their area of for more information about the department and the various major and minor opportunities.

Further information on Fellowship Opportunities and Year of Service programs can be found at the following websites:

Additional information on some scholarships is available in the Resource Library of the Center for Career Development Office in Ridgway 234.

*Information on NSLI from the April GOING GLOBAL e-NEWSLETTER, www.goinglobal.com.

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