Scholarships and Fellowships

The Dunn Fellowship Program

    -For graduates-- opportunity to work under the Governor or in state government for one year (August-July)

    -Paid $31,332 annually plus full state benefits

Economic Development Council of the Bloomington-Normal Area, One Voice

    -The Economic Development Council of the Bloomington-Normal Area offers a college student the opportunity to participate in its One Voice Washington, D.C. trip. The goal of the campaign is to make McLean County a stronger economic force and a better place to live.

    -In the spring, the task force travels to Washington, D.C. to meet with our congressional delegation and show them our community stands united in support of the projects. The total cost of the trip is $1495.

    -This opportunity is open to students of any major.


The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

    -For graduates- work in Washington, DC with a public-interest organization

    -Provides a stipend, health insurance, and travel costs

    -Offered twice per year (fall and spring)

ICPSR Summer Undergraduate Internship Program

    -Interns spend ten weeks at ICPSR, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

    -$3,000 - $5,000 stipend, room and partial-board in university housing, and a scholarship covering the cost of fees, texts, and materials for coursework in the ICPSR Summer Program. 

    -Must have completed sophomore year in a social science major with interests related to one of ICPSR's Thematic Collections. 

Illinois Association of Municipal Management Assistants (IAMMA)

    -Fellowships for graduate students

    -$2,000 to finance studies

    -Also grants scholarships to conferences

King and Faculty Scholarships at Michigan State University

    -Up to $100,000 for students with LSAT of 161 and a GPA of 3.75 (supposed to cover full tuition)

    -Scholarship also includes special advising, networking events, mentoring, presentations, enrollment in special classes, and publication of student's paper

The Koch Associate Program

    -The Koch Associate Program is a highly selective, year-long career opportunity for promising leaders and entrepreneurs interested in a non-profit career.

    -Associates develop the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for successful futures with market-oriented think tanks, policy institutes, and other non-profit organizations.

    -Associates work in a full-time non-profit role four days each week. They then come together one day each week of the Foundation to engage in reading discussions and group projects, hear guest speakers, and learn to apply Market-Based Management through interactive exercises and workshops.

New Leadership Illinois
This is a one week all expenses paid educational/networking opportunity for women students.  The deadline is in the middle of spring semester.

NORC Summer Internship Program

    -NORC hires interns who demonstrate strong interest in pursuing a career in social science research, conscientiousness, and a commitment to rigor. We also value the ability to thrive in a team environment, creativity, flexibility, problem-solving abilities, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills.

The Paul Simon Fellowship Program at the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform

    -For students with at least junior status-- work with a non-profit, non-partisan public interest group that aims to educate the public and advocate political reform

    -$2,000 stipend for entire program-- interns must secure their own housing

    -Program runs for thirteen weeks, usually from June to August.

Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship

    -For recent graduates to do international study with the focus of world peace, international understanding, eliminating disease, conquering hunger, and fostering literacy

    -$25,000 granted for one-year study in a foreign country

    -Rotary Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships- available for three or six months, undergraduate study of language and culture at one of a number of institutions which The Rotary Foundation designates

US-UK Summer Fulbrights

    -The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers a series of summer institutes for first-year and sophomore students with 3.5 GPAs (students must also be US citizens).  And this summer's offerings include some programs that I think would interest your students--particularly a program in Belfast and another in Wales.  All costs are covered for selected students, but it is a very competitive program.

The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice

    -The Wellstone Fellow plays an integral role in the work of  Families USA's Minority Health Initiatives Department.

    -The Wellstone Fellow's primary responsibilities include assisting in the organization of training for community leaders and journalists; drafting policy briefs, fact sheets, and other publications; and developing content for the Families USA Web site and the department's monthly e-newsletter.

    -The Fellow will learn about Medicare, Medicaid, minority health, conducting health care campaigns through communication and collaboration with our network of state grassroots advocates and organizations.

    -The Fellowship will last one year, with an annual salary of $35,000 plus Health Care Benefits.