Fellowship & Scholarship Opportunities


James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship and Vito Marzullo Internship Program

The Dunn Fellowship Program provides bright, highly motivated college graduates a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the operations of state government for one year.

Dunn Fellows are recruited from public and private colleges and universities throughout the nation. Qualified applicants must hold a bachelor's degree at the program's commencement and must have demonstrated a commitment to excellence through academic honors, leadership ability, extracurricular activities and community/public service involvement. The program begins in August and ends in July of the following year.

Successful applicants spend one week of August receiving an orientation to state government. After the orientation period, fellows are placed in different positions throughout the Governor's Office and in various agencies under the Governor's jurisdiction.

Dunn Fellows are paid $31,332 annually and receive full state benefits.

Vito Marzullo Interns possess the same credentials as Dunn Fellows and enjoy similar benefits and experiences; however, they must be Illinois residents.

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The Wellstone Fellowship

The Wellstone Fellow's primary responsibilities include assisting in the organization of conferences and trainings for advocates and community leaders; drafting talking points, blogs, fact sheets, and other publications; and developing content for the Families USA website and email lists. During the year, the Fellow will learn organizing and advocacy skills about health reform implementation, Medicaid, Medicare, health equity, and other important health policy issues. At the same time, the Wellstone Fellow will develop an understanding of the tactics and strategies used in state-based consumer health advocacy organizations and will work directly with our network of state consumer health advocates and organizations.

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East-West Center Fellowships

For fifty years, the East-West Center (EWC) has served the United States and Asia Pacific region through cooperative education, research and dialogue. Student fellows participate in educational and research activities while residing at the East-West Center and simultaneously pursue degree study at the University of Hawai'iat Manoa.















Summer Research Diversity Fellowships in Law and Social Science by the American Bar Foundation

The American Bar Foundation sponsors a program of summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. The summer program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science. The program is supported in part by the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, and the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates.

Current research areas include: professionalism and the transformation of the legal profession in the United States and abroad, the dynamics of employment discrimination disputes, the impact of civil rights law on the economic progress of minorities, jury decision making, public interest lawyering and social reform, historical analyses of labor, group libel, and regulatory law, and the role of law in racial relations, postcolonial settings, and globalization. The Foundation's research is conducted by a multidisciplinary resident research faculty with academic training in law, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, history, and anthropology. Many ABF Research Professors hold joint appointments at Chicago-area universities. Recognized as a major institution in the field of law and social science, the Foundation offers a rich environment to students considering an academic or research career.

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Chicago Teaching Fellows

Chicago Teaching Fellows is a highly-selective, innovative path for talented mid-career professionals and recent college graduates to become teachers in these shortage areas.  No background in education or teaching is needed.  Individuals with degrees in education are not eligible to apply.

The Chicago Teaching Fellows application for the 2012 school year is now closed, but will begin accepting for the 2013 school year this fall. Please access the website below for up to date information.

We are looking for qualified candidates to teach in the following subject areas:

    • Bilingual Education - Spanish

    • High School Math

    • High School Science

    • Special Education

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EPA National Network for Environmental Management Studies Fellowship Program

The NNEMS Fellowship Program provides associate, undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study. The purpose of the NNEMS program is to: 

    • Provide students with practical research opportunities and experiences in EPA’s program and regional offices and in its laboratories;
    • 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.

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Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a highly-competitive national program that provides college and grad school graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, DC, with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations focusing on international security issues. The program has awarded 141 fellowships since its inception in 1987 and is offered twice yearly, in the spring and fall. It lasts from six to nine months and provides a salary, health insurance, and travel costs to Washington. The Scoville Fellowship does not award grant or scholarship money to students.

Scoville Fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, public education, and advocacy in support of the goals of their host organization and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and Congressional hearings. Fellows have written articles, blogs, fact sheets, letters to the editor, op-eds and reports, organized talks and conferences, and been interviewed as experts by the media. Former Scoville Fellows work for U.S. and international NGOs, the Departments of State and Defense, members of Congress, and academia, and attend graduate school in political science or international relations, following their fellowships.

Those interested in peace and security issues should visit our website at www.scoville.org. Although the majority of Scoville Fellows have received college degrees in political science, government, international relations, history, or peace studies, we do not require a specific major. There is no application form; application requirements are listed on our website, as are links to the websites of each of the participating groups and information on the work of current and former Scoville Fellows. 

All U.S. citizens, as well as non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. who have an appropriate work permit, are eligible to apply; foreign nationals living outside the United States are not.

The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is a unique leadership development program that trains, inspires, and sustains emerging leaders committed to social justice. Program participants gain practical experience fighting hunger and poverty through placements in community-based organizations across the country, as well as policy experience through placements in Washington, D.C. Fellows also explore the root causes of hunger and poverty in a peer learning community. This unique program bridges community-based efforts with national public policy to develop Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty.

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Postgraduate Fellowship - US Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service has a postgraduate fellowship opportunity available (via the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education) at the research and development (R&D) arm of the U.S. Forest Service (FS). The Forest Service's Research and Development Deputy Area (R&D) is the largest conservation research organization in the world.

See website for more info.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF)

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy, is a 10-week summer internship program that provides opportunities to minority and female students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM majors). Candidates who are selected will have the opportunity to work on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy.

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Coro Fellows Program

The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. Unconventional by traditional academic standards, the Fellows Program is rigorous and demanding, an unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional growth. The Fellows Program is offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Franciscoand St. Louis.

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Rotary Peace Fellowship

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the world-competitive Rotary Peace Fellowship. The fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving conflicts around the world. Up to 100 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn a master’s-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, the United States, Sweden and Thailand.

To learn more about the program, applicants are encouraged to visit the Rotary Peace Centers website


Resources Via Dartmouth College

Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships via the Dartmouth College website.

 AICPA Accountant Scholarships

For the 2013-14 academic year, the AICPA will award nearly $330,000 to approximately 100 students. Individual scholarship awards range from $2,500-$5,000, depending on the program.

• AICPA/Accountemps Scholarship: awards 10 scholarships to undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  This program recognizes the nation’s top accounting talent who plan to become CPAs.

• AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship: awards 10 scholarships to non-business majors pursuing their graduate
  studies in accounting. The purpose is to attract and encourage students from liberal arts backgrounds to
  pursue the CPA licensure. 

• AICPA Scho larship for Minority Accounting Students: awards 80 scholarships to minority undergraduate
  and/or graduate students. This scholarship’s purpose is to increase the ethnic diversity of the CPA

 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

The U. S. Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2013 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical need foreign languages. The CLS Program provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.

Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers.

Get more info at www.clscholarship.org

CLEO: College Scholars Program

The Ultimate Preparation to Help You Become a More Competitive Law School Applicant!
The Council On Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) offers The CLEO College Scholars Program. The College Scholars program aims to help low-income, minority and otherwise disadvantaged students become competitive law school applicants. Designed to identify, motivate and prepare students for a career in the legal profession. Committed students can learn how to successfully navigate the law school admission process and underwrite their success in law school by participating in the College Scholars program. 

For Freshmen:  The Road To Law School seminar aims to provide Freshmen an overview of the key components of the law school application process.
For Sophomores:  The Sophomore Super Saturdays seminar aims to help students further develop logical reasoning, reading comprehension and writing skills - the skills needed to become a competitive law school applicant.
For Juniors, Seniors/Post Graduates: Juniors Jumpstart the LSAT seminar aims to help participants understand the importance of systematic and timely preparation for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Accordingly, juniors will be granted priority enrollment for the seminar.

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest challenges college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today’s complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action.

Required: Junior or Senior standing with Faculty Sponsor.

Rewards: 1st Prize - $5,000 / 2nd Prize - $2,500 / 3rd Prize - $1,500 / 2 Honorable Mentions: $500 Each

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UNCF/Merck Science Initiative Research Scholarships and Fellowships

The UNCF/Merck Science Initiative (UMSI) provides undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral support to outstanding African-American students who are pursuing studies and research careers in biological, chemical and engineering sciences.

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Institute for Human Studies at George Mason University

For 50 years, the Internship for Humane Studies has supported students, scholars, and future opinion leaders passionate about the ideas of free enterprise and individual liberty. 

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