American University alumni have been awarded prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholarship.
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The Boren Graduate Fellowship supports students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Boren Fellowships are merit-based. Applicants design their own programs and may combine domestic language and cultural study with overseas study. All Fellowship recipients are required to work for one year (or longer in some instances) in a national-security related position with the Federal government, starting no later than 2 years after graduation.
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The Boren Undergraduate Scholarship supports study abroad for students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East. All scholarship recipients are required to work for one year in a national security-related position with the Federal government, starting no later than 2 years after graduation.
The Boren application cycle for 2022-2023 has closed. Check back in Fall 2023 for the next application cycle.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special summer institutes for US citizens to go to the United Kingdom. These summer programs provide the opportunity for undergraduates (with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete) to go to the UK on a three to six- week academic program at a highly regarded UK university, explore the culture, heritage, and history of the UK, and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research, and communication skills.
Deadline: February 2024
Email email@example.com with any questions about how to get started on your application.
This is is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program covers the costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day. It also provides a stipend of $3,300.
This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.
Deadline: February 2024
For more information or to be connected with an advisor, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The following dates apply to the 2023-2024 Fulbright competition cycle.
Fulbright Kickoff Info Session | Wednesday, March 8th, 12:30-2:00pm EST | Zoom Link
Fulbright ETA Grants | Wednesday, March 22nd, 12:30-1:30pm EST | Zoom Link
Fulbright Research Grants | Tuesday, March 28th, 4:00-5:00pm EST | Zoom Link
Fulbright Special Topic | Wednesday, April 5th, 12:30-1:30pm EST | Zoom Link
Fulbright Study Grants | Tuesday, April 11th, 12:30-1:30pm EST | Zoom Link
Fulbright Info Session | Wednesday, April 26th, 12:30-1:30pm | Zoom Link
First Assignments Due: June 2023
Campus Deadline: Early September 2023
National Deadline: Mid-October 2023
The Voyager Scholarship was created by the Obamas and Brian Chesky, Airbnb Co-founder and CEO, to help shape such leaders. The scholarship provides up to $50,000 in financial aid for the final two years of college for students who want to pursue a career in public service and substantial funding for travel.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 3:00pm CT
Voyager Scholarsip Info Session | Tuesday, February 14th,12:30-1:30pm | Zoom Link
Virtual Drop-In Advising | Thursday, February 16th, 12:30-1:30pm | Zoom Link
Virtual Drop-In Advising | Wednesday, February 22nd, 12:30-1:30 | Zoom Link
Rangel Graduate Fellowship: The Rangel Program is a U.S. State Department program administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.
Pickering Fellowship: The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship prepares students to enter the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service. Fellows receive tuition, fees, and a stipend for two years of graduate study. In addition, the fellowship funds one domestic and one overseas internship with the US Department of State. Fellows enter directly into the Foreign Service upon graduation. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.
Payne Fellowship: The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Payne Fellowship Program plans to award seven fellowships for a two-year master's degree and Fellows who successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as USAID Foreign Service Officers. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need.
Deadlines: Fall 2023
Foriegn Fellowships Info Session | Tuesday, Feb 21, 2023 at 12:30-1:30pm | Zoom Link
Email email@example.com for more information.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program offers grants to undergraduate students who have limited financial means to pursue academic studies or internships abroad. To be eligible, applicants must be Federal Pell Grant recipients.
Deadline: October 5, 2024 at 11:59pm PT
Virtual Info Session | Thursday, September 14, 12:30-1:30pm EST | Zoom link
Virtual Drop-in Advising | Tuesday, September 26, 2:00-4:00pm EST | Zoom Link
Virtual Drop-In Advising | Tuesday, October 3, 2:00-4:00pm EST | Zoom Link
Asim Siddiq, SIS/BA '22
Embrace what makes you different - it will take you very far.
"Along your journey, you will encounter numerous obstacles and people who will tell you that your dreams are far too ambitious. Don’t listen to them. Embrace every challenge and opportunity."
Janelle Gray, SIS/BA '21
Trust that you are more than capable and qualified.
"As a Black Jamaican-American woman, I am excited about the opportunity to increase the diverse representation in the foreign service. I really appreciated the guidance that the OMA provided on my Rangel Fellowship application. Their support allowed me to feel empowered throughout the application process. My advice to future applicants is to stay on top of deadlines, attend information sessions hosted by the Rangel program and OMA, and trust that you are more than capable and qualified for this opportunity."
#1in the US for graduate Boren Fellowships
The highly competitive Fulbright US Scholars Program honored 11 American University alumni and one PhD student with awards to carry out self-designed research projects or teach English during the 2020–2021 academic year.
Anthony LoPrete (BS physics and computational science ’21) was selected from a pool of 1,343 university-nominated candidates for a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.
School of Public Affairs Student is selected as a 2020 Truman Scholar
American University was named one of the nation’s leading universities and colleges for Fulbright U.S. Students.
Meredith Bartley, who graduated from American University School of Communication (AU SOC) in 2018, is the latest of many AU students to be selected for the prestigious Fulbright Scholar program.
Kayla Tolbert has worked full-time through grad school and she’s now studying immersive Arabic in Jordan.
Alumna Mackenzie Kelley (Magna Cum Laude, BS biochemistry ’18) has been awarded a Fulbright US Student Award for Research.
number 2for Boren Scholars & Fellows combined
55Fulbright Scholars since 2013
127recipients, alternates, and finalists for nationally competitive scholarships (2017-18)