Opportunities for PostGraduates
Carnegie Junior Fellows Program
Each year the Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates. Those who have begun graduate studies are not eligible for consideration.
Deadline: Contact Associate Dean Franson

Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs
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.
Deadline: January - Check website for specific dates.

DAAD Scholarship
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. We offer programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education, providing financial support to over 55,000 individuals per year. We also represent the German higher education system abroad, promote Germany as an academic and research destination, and help build ties between institutions around the world.
Deadline: Check website for specific dates.

Echoling Green Public Service Fellowship
Each year, Echoing Green awards 12-15 two-year fellowships to social entrepreneurs. Fellows receive up to $90,000 in seed funding and technical support to turn their innovative ideas into sustainable social change organizations.
Deadline: Open call in October and November – Check website for more specific dates.

The Fulbright Program aims to foster mutual understanding among nations through education and cultural exchanges. Administered by the U.S. Information Agency and assisted by the Institute of International Education, each year the program allows more than 800 Americans to study and conduct research in over 100 countries. The U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent graduates opportunities for personal and professional development and international experience. Study proposals may include university coursework, classes in a music conservatory or art school, independent research, classroom teaching, or a combination. Some fluency in host language is expected, though remedial courses may be part of the grant package. Grant covers travel and living expenses for a one-year stay (usually). Selection is made on the basis of the student’s academic record, language preparation, the feasibility of the proposed project, and personal qualifications. Among other factors, selection is affected by:
• The extent to which the applicant, and the project will advance the Fulbright Program’s aim to promote international understanding;
• Varying program requirements in different countries;
• The ratio between the number of awards offered in a given country, and the number of applications received.
Deadline: October - See VU advisor for more specific dates.
Valparaiso University Advisor: Contact Associate Professor Betsy Burow-Flak

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
The Gates Cambridge Trust, endowed by Bill and Melinda Gates, hopes to create a network of future leaders from around the world who will bring new vision and commitment to improving the life circumstances of citizens in their respective countries. Over time, it is anticipated that Gates Cambridge Scholars will become leaders in helping to address global problems related to health, equity, technology, and learning. The program offers a substantial number of scholarships (roughly 40 U.S. students) for postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge. Students must apply for admission to the University of Cambridge before they will be eligible to apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
Deadline: October - check website for more specific dates.

Hertz Foundation Scholarship
Hertz Fellowships support Ph.D. students in the applied physical sciences: applied physics, applied chemistry, applied mathematics, applied modern biology, and all areas of engineering. The Fellowship is based on merit (not need) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend, and is renewable for up to five years. The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the tenable schools in lieu of all fees and tuition. Hertz Fellows therefore have no liability for any ordinary educational costs, regardless of their choice among tenable schools. In addition to financial support, the Foundation provides ongoing mentoring, symposia and a network of peers providing Fellows with a forum to share ideas and explore opportunities throughout their careers.
Deadline: October - check website for more specific dates.

James Madison Fellowship
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 for the purpose of improving teaching about the United States Constitution in secondary schools. The Foundation is an independent agency of the Executive Branch of the federal government. Funding for the Foundation’s programs comes from Congress and generous contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations.
After earning a master’s degree, each James Madison Fellow must teach American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12 for no less than one year for each full academic year of study under the fellowship.
Recommender Deadline: March - check website for more specific dates.

George J. Mitchell Scholarship
The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is a national competitive award sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. Named in honor of the former U.S. Senator's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, the Mitchell is designed to introduce and connect upcoming generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community.
Deadline: October - check website for more specific dates.

Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has an ongoing commitment to support graduate students making extraordinary contributions to their fields of study and recognizes the importance of providing assistance to those striving for excellence.
Deadline: October - check website for more specific dates.

Lilly Fellow Program
The Lilly Graduate Fellows Program supports, during the course of their graduate education, exceptionally well qualified young men and women who have bachelor degrees from LFP Network Schools and who are interested in becoming teacher-scholars at church-related colleges and universities in the United States.
Deadline: March - check website for more specific dates.

Math For America Newton Fellowship
A nonprofit organization with a mission to improve mathematics education in US public secondary schools by recruiting, training and retaining outstanding mathematics teachers.
Deadline: April - check website for more specific dates.

British Marshall Scholarships
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.
The scholarship covers tuition, travel, and living expenses for one or two years of study at the graduate or undergraduate level at any British university, in any field of study, leading to the awarding of a degree at that university.
Deadline: October - check website for more specific dates.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the U.S. and abroad. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.
Deadline: November - check website for more specific dates.

Rhodes Scholarship
Scholars are appointed for two years of graduate study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. Covers tuition and living expenses. 32 U.S. scholars are chosen annually. Applications due in October.
Deadline: October - contact VU advisor for more specific dates.
Valparaiso University Advisor: Professor Al Trost

Harry S. Truman Scholarship
The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors at the time of selection. The Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development. Scholars are invited to participate in a number of programs: Truman Scholar Leadership Week, The Summer Institute, and The Truman-Albright Fellows Program.
Deadline: February - check website for more specific dates.