Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

Deadline: January 14, 2013

Fellowship given to recent graduates that places them with U.S. community organizations that work  to fight hunger and poverty. Students work with the organization for five months. Before  their service they attend a field training session in Washington D.C., and after, they return to DC for a debriefing. Following this, they stay in DC and work with nonprofit and government organizations on issues of policy.

The program provides students with a $16,000 living stipend, housing during the five month field placement, health insurance, travel expenses, a $4,000 housing subsidy for D.C., and an end of program stipend.


Department of Homeland Security Scholarship Program

*This program has been discontinued due to lack of funding

Scholarship program for students majoring in STEM areas that are relevent to homeland security. In addition to tuition scholarships, the program offers $1,000 a month as a stipend. Students must complete a 10-week paid summer internship and must also agree to work for one year (employment or volunteer) in a field relevent to homeland security.

The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice

Deadline: February

One year fellowship given to an individual to work as a full-time policy analyst in Washington D.C. While fellows perform research, this is not a fellowship for a graduate program, but rather experience researching and also performing policy work, including contributing to publications relevent to health care reform issues. Candidates may apply from any academic background.

The Point Foundation Scholarship

The application cycle for this award will reopen in December.

The Point Foundation awards scholarships to students who have played a leadership role in the LGBT community. (It is not required that you identify with the LGBT community). Scholars recieve an amount to cover their tuition, room and board, fees, books, transportation, and other educational supplies. In return, the Point Scholar agrees to help support the LGBT community through completion of a service project.

Applicants are evaluated on the “totality of their situation.” The committee looks at “Marginalization, financial need, academic achievement, personal merit, leadership, involvement in the LGBTQ community, professional experiences, personal and future goals.”

Students in all educational levels may apply.

Department of Homeland Security Undergraduate Scholarship Program

*This program has been discontinued

The Department of Homeland Security Scholarships are intended for students interested in pursuing STEM research that can be applied to the DHS mission. This includes studies in the following fields:

  1. Advanced Data Analysis and Visualization
  2. Biological Threats and Countermeasures
  3. Border Security
  4. Chemical Threats and Countermeasures
  5. Communications and Interoperability
  6. Community, Commerce and Infrastructure Resilience
  7. Emergency Preparedness and Response
  8. Explosives Detection, Mitigation and Response
  9. Food and Agriculture Security
  10. Human Factors
  11. Immigration Studies
  12. Infrastructure Protection
  13. Maritime and Port Security
  14. Natural Disasters and Related Geophysical Studies
  15. Risk, Economics, and Decision Sciences
  16. Social and Behavioral Sciences
  17. Transportation Security

These awards are for undergraduate study only, and they come with a tuition scholarship as well as a $1,000 a month stipend. In addition to this, there is a mandatory 10-week summer internship that comes with a $5,000 stipend.

The application deadline for next year has not yet been announced, but will likely fall in January 2012.

There is a mandatory one year, full-time service requirement in a STEM related Homeland Security field once you have completed your degree.

The program is a two year duration, so you should apply in your sophomore year if you are on the four year plan, and your junior year if you plan on graduating in five years.

SMART Scholarship

The SMART scholarship is part of the National Defense Education Program. It is designed for students who are pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines.

Recipients of the SMART scholarship recieve many benefits, including a full tuition grant, paid summer internships, and a book allowance.

Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA, be able to participate in Department of Defense summer laboratory internships, and be willing to work for the DoD after graduation.

The application for next year will be available Aug 1, 2011. The deadline for this year is Dec. 1, 2011.