Prestigious Scholarships

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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program
Each year, through the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers approximately 12 to 14 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 nominated by several hundred participating universities and colleges. James C. Gaither Junior Fellows work as research assistants to Carnegie’s senior scholars. Please see your school’s nominating official to learn more about the college application process and please see our FAQ for eligibility requirements. There is a list of participating universities that nominate the candidates. This program is highly competitive. No applications are accepted directly from students.
Nominating official: Hofstra Honors College
Contact/Advisor: Dean Warren Frisina, Honors College

Critical Languages Scholarship
The Critical Languages Scholarship was launched in 2006 and provides intensive overseas study in the critical-need foreign languages of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjab, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. The program is part of a U.S. government effort to dramatically expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical-need foreign languages. Undergraduates, master’s, and doctoral students of diverse majors and disciplines are encouraged to apply for the seven-to-10-week program. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. This scholarship is highly competitive.
Application deadline is in November
Contact/Advisor: Associate Provost for Academic Support and Study AbroadSuzanne Pike

The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Prize in Ethics
A LETTER TO STUDENTS FROM ELIE WIESEL - Whatever the answer to essential questions of society and individual human beings may be, education is surely its major component. But what would education be without its ethical dimension? Many of us believe them to be inseparable. That is why this Prize in Ethics essay contest was established in 1989 by our foundation. Thousands of students from hundreds of colleges and universities across the nation have participated. Through their writing, they explored their concerns and beliefs, their fears, and their hopes. While we suggest relevant topics each year, applicants are encouraged to choose any subject they feel strongly about, provided it is related to the domain of ethics. The quality of the essays we have received over the years has been remarkable. It is with great difficulty that winners are chosen by a special committee of teachers and scholars. We appeal to college students to send us their essays. We promise you they will not be ignored. In fact, we shall be proud to be your first readers. And perhaps your first critics and publishers. We wish you good luck. Prizes range from $500 to $5,000. To apply you must be a registered undergraduate full-time junior or senior at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.
University sponsorship needed

Application deadline is in January
Nominating official: Suzanne Pike, Associate Provost for Academic Support and Study Abroad

Fulbright Grants
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 2,000 grants annually in all fields of study. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. Candidates must be U.S. citizens who will hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent prior to receiving the grant. To be competitive, candidates should have a GPA of at least 3.3. College and university students must apply through their campus Fulbright Program advisor. Grants provide funds for transportation, language or orientation courses, where appropriate, tuition, books, maintenance for one academic year, and limited health and accident insurance. This scholarship is highly competitive.
University sponsorship needed
The campus deadline for the application is early in the fall semester.
Program deadline is in October
Nominating official: Vice Provost, Dr. Elfreda Blue
Contact/Advisor: Associate Provost for Academic Support and Study Abroad, Suzanne Pike

  • Application opens on March 31, 2022. Begin the application online by July 15, 2022.
  • One required meeting with the Writing Center by July 15, 2022.
  • Submit first drafts of Personal Statement and Grant Proposals for feedback to Provost’s Office by July 18, 2022.
  • Campus deadline for complete application (upload only), including letters of recommendations/affiliation, is August 24, 2022.
  • One required mock interview or online Big Interview with the Center for Career Design and Development by September 2, 2022.
  • Campus interview with Fulbright Campus Committee between September 5-16, 2022.
  • Any Campus Committee requested re-writes due by September 30, 2022.
  • Submit your application in early October in time for national deadline.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships
The Gates Cambridge Scholars program was established in 2000 by a substantial gift from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Its aim is to create a network of outstanding scholars from around the world who will become leaders in addressing global problems related to health, social equity, technology, and learning. The scholarships cover fees at Cambridge, living costs, and other necessities as well as a contribution toward airfare. The annual value of the scholarship is in excess of $30,000 and may be renewed for four years for students wishing to obtain a PhD. There are about 225 scholars from 50 countries studying in Cambridge at any one time and who pursue the full range of subjects available at the university. Scholarship candidates are selected based on demonstrated academic and intellectual achievement and are students who “have leadership potential and a commitment to serve their communities.” Candidates may study for a graduate degree in any field or a second bachelor’s degree but should have a convincing academic reason for pursuing their studies at Cambridge. In addition, candidates must be admitted to Cambridge University through the normal admission procedures. There is no citizenship requirement for this award. This scholarship is highly competitive.
Deadline is in October; other deadlines vary
Contact/Advisor: Associate Provost for Academic Support and Study Abroad, Suzanne Pike

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman International Scholarship program sponsors a competition for awards in support of study abroad. The scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a two or four-year college or university to enable them to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
Deadline varies – Cycle 1 and Cycle 2
Contact/Advisor: Associate Provost for Academic Support and Study AbroadSuzanne Pike

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowship
The Hertz Foundation Fellowship is focused on supporting innovative young leaders in the applied sciences and engineering fields and offers fellowship support lasting up to five years. Valued at over $250,000.00, Hertz Fellowships allow exceptional applied scientists and engineers the freedom to innovate. Hertz Fellows pursue their own ideas with financial independence, mentored by distinguished professors at the country’s best universities. Hertz Fellowships offer full tuition for up to five years, $34,00 per academic year stipend, additional stipend if coordinated with other major fellowships, $5,000 annual dependent childcare stipend, and more. Fields of interest are astrophysics, quantitative biology, biotech, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, materials science, mathematics, physics, and statistics.
Application deadline is in October
School Advisor: David Rooney

George J. Mitchell Scholarship
The Mitchell scholarship is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the U.S.–Ireland Alliance. The Mitchell Scholarship, named to honor the former U.S. Senator’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering leadership and a commitment to public service and community. Twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually to study in any discipline offered by higher education institutions in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend. Prospective scholars apply directly to the U.S.–Ireland Alliance which administers the Mitchell Scholarship program. A preliminary elimination will be made based on submitted written materials. A selection committee will determine – based on the student’s academic transcripts, a brief essay prepared by the applicant, and the applicant's references – those students who will be invited to Washington, D.C., for an interview before the selection committee. The U.S.–Ireland Alliance will pay round-trip transportation costs for applicants who are invited to be interviewed. This scholarship is highly competitive.
Deadline is in September
Contact/Advisor: Associate Provost for Academic Support and Study Abroad, Suzanne Pike

  • Students must contact the Hofstra Nominating Official(s)/Advisor, prior to the end of the spring semester to explore their interest in the scholarship and whether the scholarship is appropriate for their interests and preparation.
  • By July 15th, students must have one scheduled appointment with the Hofstra Nominating Official(s)/Advisor to discuss the application components and ideas for the personal statement.
  • By August 31st, students must have completed a mock interview or online practice interview with the Center for Career Design/Development.
  • By August 31st,  the student must submit the request for a letter of endorsement on the Mitchell website in order for the Hofstra Nominating Official(s)/Advisor to schedule an interview with the Office of the Provost for early September.

Rhodes Scholarship
Thirty-two scholarships are awarded for two or three years of study at Oxford University in a field of the candidate’s own choosing. The scholarship pays for academic fees, plus an allowance to pay for travel fares and personal expenses. Candidates should have a GPA of 3.75 or higher and are selected based on intellectual distinction, leadership, and service. This scholarship is highly competitive.
University sponsorship needed
The campus deadline for the application is early in the fall semester.
Program deadline is in October
Nominating officials: Professor Meena Bose (during Spring 2022 students can contact Associate Provost for Academic Support and Study Abroad, Suzanne Pike)

  • By April 1st, students must submit a resume and letter of interest to the Hofstra Nominating Official(s).
  • Students will be given a preliminary interview with the Hofstra Nominating Official(s), prior to the end of the spring semester to explore their interest in the scholarship and whether the scholarship is appropriate for their interests and preparation.
  • By July 15th, students must have one scheduled appointment with the Hofstra Nominating Official(s) to discuss the application components and ideas for the personal statement.
  • By August 31st, students must have completed a mock interview or online practice interview with the Center for Career Design/Development.
  • By August 31st,  the student must submit the request for a letter of endorsement on the Rhodes website in order for the Hofstra Nominating Official(s) to schedule an interview with the Office of the Provost for early September.

The Marshall Scholarship
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom for 1-2 years. Up to 50 scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at a UK institution in any field of study. As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programmes contributes to their ultimate personal success. Candidates must have a undergraduate minimum GPA of a 3.7 or higher and must be graduating undergraduate studies prior to the start of the Marshall Scholarship. Candidates must be endorsed by Hofstra University.
Application deadline is in September
Nominating Official: Associate Provost for Academic Support and Study Abroad, Suzanne Pike

  • Students must contact the Hofstra Nominating Official(s)/Advisor, prior to the end of the spring semester to explore their interest in the scholarship and whether the scholarship is appropriate for their interests and preparation.
  • By July 15th, students must have one scheduled appointment with the Hofstra Writing Center to review essays/personal statements.
  • By August 31st, students must have completed a mock interview or online practice interview with the Center for Career Design/Development.
  • By August 31st,  the student must submit their application for the purpose of campus endorsement. The Hofstra Nominating Official(s)/Advisor will schedule an interview with the Office of the Provost for early September.

Boren Awards
Boren Scholars and Fellows study a wide range of critical languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, and Swahili. Boren Awards are available to students of all proficiency levels who are committed to enhancing their skills. Boren Scholars and Fellows from diverse fields of study immerse themselves in the cultures in world regions underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Awards alumni are committed to public service, working in positions critical to U.S. national security throughout the Federal Government, including the Departments of State, Defense, and Homeland Security, and USAID. The Boren Awards invest in linguistic and cultural knowledge for aspiring federal government employees. Understanding the national security implications of your study and the many career opportunities available to you is critical to a successful application. his scholarship is highly competitive.
Application deadline is in January and February
Nominating Official/Advisor: Associate Provost for Academic Support and Study Abroad, Suzanne Pike

Other General Scholarships and Fellowships

American Association of University Women
One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing funding for fellowships and grants to 270 outstanding women and nonprofit organizations. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities – breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance. Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women worldwide. AAUW seeks a diverse applicant pool.

American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship
The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund seeks to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to and attend law school. The Fund awards $5,000 of financial aid annually to each scholarship recipient at an ABA-accredited law school. The award is renewable each year and students must reapply in the second and third years. The Fund’s expectation is that the scholarship will be renewed each year based on the satisfactory progress made by each recipient. In addition to whether the applicant is a member of a racial and/or ethnic minority underrepresented in the legal profession, other eligibility criteria include the applicant’s financial need, personal, family, and educational background; personal statement, and participation in community service activities.

NSEP/David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship
The National Security Educational Program (NSEP) is a unique scholarship opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to gain knowledge of languages and cultures in areas of the world less frequently studied. The NSEP awards scholarships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The NSEP aims to build a strong base of future leaders with expertise in critical areas, as well as professionals in both the public and private sectors who have the international experience and language skills necessary for competitive performance and visionary leadership in the global arena.

Chicano Organizing & Research in Education (CORE)-Que Llueva Café Scholarship
This scholarship was founded with the intent of providing a direct response to what is an unfair immigration system that continues to deprive aspiring new scholars from continuing their education in the only country they have ever known – the U.S. As such, we find it imperative to provide a scholarship that attempts to alleviate the enormous financial burden of going to college until comprehensive immigration reform is passed and implemented in this country. CORE proudly sponsors this scholarship to help undocumented students continue on their academic path. This scholarship is a response to the lack of financial assistance available to students who do not have legal documentation but attend college in the United States. In particular, we seek to support undocumented students who have met the rigorous academic requirements asked of them and hold the academic promise to achieve so much more.

The Clarendon Fund Scholarship
The Clarendon Fund Scholarship provides funding to cover tuition and fees and a generous living stipend. Its goal is to support the best students worldwide as decided by experts in each applicant’s field and to allow these talented students to study at Oxford regardless of their financial resources. Established in 2001, the Clarendon Fund has grown significantly since its inception, receiving generous support from its sponsor, the Oxford University Press. Less than 10% of applicants receive the scholarship in any given year.

Coro Fellowship
The Coro Fellowship program develops emerging leaders to work and lead across different sectors by equipping them with knowledge, skills, and networks to accelerate positive change. We achieve our mission by honing communication and critical-thinking skills with an approach unlike those taught in any other professional or academic programs. This empowers you to build relationships faster and increase your impact, exposing you to multiple sectors. By working across various industries, you directly experience whole systems thinking that provides a tangible understanding of different paths to being effective. Providing a cohort structure gives you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to practice complex decision-making and gain active feedback. This allows you to better lead across differences. Facilitating hands-on learning in real-life situations ensures you grow from your experience and develop the skills and confidence to tackle whatever issue or opportunity comes next.

Through a rotation of placements, you work with multiple sectors, from governments to nonprofits to businesses. This cross-sector exposure fosters your ability to think holistically and build connections among and across different communities. Fellows learn directly from experts in the field. You build knowledge and skills in a real-world environment with guidance from experienced alumni and partners committed to accelerating your growth. The Coro Fellowship program combines professional development with personal development in a rigorous and challenging environment. The experience is uniquely curated for your strengths, weaknesses, and goals, in order to develop your best self. Founded more than 70 years ago, the Coro Fellowship program has a rich history. Our methodology has been honed over time and proven through a long line of prestigious alumni. You benefit from what those who came before learned and you have access to a powerful network built over decades.

DAAD Annual Grants
Highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for scholarships to fund study, senior thesis research, and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. DAAD offers a wide range of funding opportunities. Funding is awarded on a competitive basis, the academic merit of the individual, the feasibility and quality of the proposal, and the impact of the applicant and application as a whole. Eligibility, requirements, and benefits may vary depending upon the scholarships and fellowships.

Josephine de Karman Fellowship
The Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by Dr. Theodore von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and the first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology in memory of his sister Josephine. The purpose of the fellowship is to recognize and support students whose scholastic achievements reflect professor von Karman’s high standards. Approximately eight dissertation fellowships, in the amount of $25,000 each, will be awarded for the regular academic year (fall and spring semesters or the equivalent where the quarterly system prevails), paid through the fellowship office of the university in which the recipient is enrolled for study in the United States. Study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this country. The fellowship is for one academic year and may not be renewed or postponed. Josephine de Karman fellowships are open to PhD students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university located within the United States. Undergraduate students, master’s degree students, and postdoctoral scholars are not eligible. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities. Potential applicants should note that the competition for a Josephine de Karman fellowships is extreme.

Freeman-Asia
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. A Freeman-ASIA award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses. Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two or four-year college or university who demonstrates financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

The Fulbright Commission: U.S. – U.K. Summer Institutes
The U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for U.S. citizens to come to the U.K. These summer programs provide the opportunity for U.S. undergraduates (age 18+), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the U.K. on a three, four, five, or six week academic and cultural summer program. Participants in these programs will have the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded U.K. university, explore the culture, heritage, and history of the U.K., and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research, and communication skills.

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
FEA was established as a 501c3 nonprofit organization in 2010 to address the need for an independent study abroad scholarship provider. FEA is expanding access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships of up to $10,000. Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad programs and those destined for nontraditional locations are given preference to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population. FEA strongly encourages students who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad to apply. Those groups include, but are not limited to, minorities, first-generation college students, community college students, students with disabilities, student athletes, veterans, and returning learners.

The German Chancellor Fellowship
Launch your career in Germany and become part of a worldwide network. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow – from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA. The German Chancellor Fellowship offers you an opportunity to take the next career step in Germany – regardless of your field of work. To apply you must develop your own project idea and find a host of your choice to mentor you. Once your host has confirmed, you can apply for a fellowship. Send an application if you meet the following requirements: You are a university graduate with an international bias from Brazil, China, India, Russia, or the United States; have already acquired initial leadership experience; completed your first degree less than 12 years ago; would like to spend a year working on a project you have developed yourself with a host of your choice in Germany; can demonstrate that your project will be of social significance and that you have the potential to build future bridges between Germany and your own country; work in a sector such as politics, economics, the media, administration, and culture. The Foundation grants up to 50 German Chancellor Fellowships annually – up to ten for each country.

The Hertog Foundation
The Hertog Foundation offers highly competitive fellowships to outstanding students at universities across the world. We are pleased to open applications for our 2022 fellowships.

Hertog applicants are academically accomplished with interests in politics, public policy, and the liberal arts. For our 2021 cohort, we received over 1,000 applications and admitted 234 fellows. The average GPA of our applicants was 3.7. Our fellows major across the curriculum, with concentrations in the humanities, the social sciences, and STEM.

Learn more at HertogFoundation.org

2022 Hertog Fellowships

  • Humanities at Hertog – Study a great literary work over winter break with four online seminars on Dostoevsky, Shakespeare, Achebe, and Tom Wolfe.
  • Our flagship Political Studies Program is our most competitive program, bringing together 36 outstanding students for a six-week course of study in the theory and practice of politics.  
  • Students can explore key constitutional debates in a one-week residential seminar taught by Yale Law professor Akhil Reed Amar on his new book The Words That Made Us.
  • For students with internships and other obligations, our online Summer Courses are ideal. Sessions are held in the evenings each week to allow students to meet other commitments.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund seeks to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees by providing a wide range of scholarship aid. The Fund supports Hispanic undergraduate students at all levels including community college students and transfer students as well as graduate students. Students must be of Hispanic heritage and be American citizens or legal permanent residents.

The Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) Fellowships
Immigrant Justice Corps annually awards two-year fellowships to recent law graduates and recent college graduates from around the country – individuals with tremendous talent, promise, and a demonstrated commitment to providing legal services for low-income people and for immigrants.
IJC’s goal is to recruit, train, and populate the immigration field with high-quality advocates and lawyers. As the next generation of lawyers and advocates, IJC Fellows remove barriers to justice and economic opportunity for immigrants pursuing the American dream. IJC trains its fellows and places them with host organizations across nine states and 26 cities including in New York City, Long Island, the Lower Hudson Valley, Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas, Florida, Virginia, California, Nevada, and Maryland.

The Killam Undergraduate Fellowship for Americans
The program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. Students may participate in the program either as a direct exchange student (registering at their home university, paying their home fees, and attending the host university as an exchange visitor) or as a self-placed visiting student.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars
Knight-Hennessy Scholars develops a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation. Every year, up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world will receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford, including the DMA, JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as joint and dual degrees. Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars' program in the world. This scholarship is highly competitive.

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) Awards
The MMMF awards grants to women from developing and middle-income countries to further their education and strengthen the professional and leadership skills they need to improve the lives of women and children.

Marshall Scholarships for Graduate Study in the United Kingdom
The Marshall Scholarships were established in 1953 by the British government to express the gratitude of the British people for the Marshall Plan. The main objective of these scholarships is to enable intellectually distinguished young Americans to study in the U.K. Up to 40 scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at a U.K. institution in any field of study. Several partnership scholarships are available to specific institutions. Marshall Scholarships pay tuition and fees, personal travel, and book allowances, and a living stipend.

Mexican American Dream Scholarship
Since 2008, the Council of Mexican Federations (COFEM) and its affiliated federations, as well as sponsoring partners, have come together to provide scholarships to outstanding students, who are immigrants, children of immigrants, and AB-540 or DACA students pursuing their dream of completing a higher education degree. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at a four-year accredited university or a two-year program at a community college. Through a fundraising and matching collaborative, this scholarship program seeks to award scholarships of $500 to community college students and $1,000 to undergraduate students attending four-year colleges or universities.

PFLAG National Scholarship Program
This program is a critical component of PFLAG National’s highly successful Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All program, rewarding hard work and next generation leadership by youth who identify within the LGBTQ family, or as allies. The program, now in its 15th year, awards more than $75,000 in scholarships each year, and each year the recipients become more diverse, as do the scholarships themselves. In addition to PFLAG National scholarships, many PFLAG chapters have scholarship programs as well. Students are eligible to receive scholarships from both their local chapter and PFLAG National.

The Point Foundation LGBT Scholars
Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events.

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards
This award is provided by Soroptimist, a global women’s organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) assists women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, and/or drug and alcohol abuse, to use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition, and transportation.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
This fellowships program provides grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. Each fellow receives tuition and living expenses that can total as much as $90,000 over two academic years. Fellows may pursue graduate degrees in any field including law and medicine. Applications are accepted from candidates who have not yet begun their graduate studies and from candidates in their first or second year of graduate study as well. For the purpose of this fellowship, a New American is defined as an individual who is either a resident alien, a naturalized citizen, or is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.

Women’s Forum of New York Education Fund Awards
The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum of New York provides annual awards to encourage mature women of need to fulfill their potential through the pursuit of an undergraduate college education and to enhance their capacities to provide productive and supportive service to their communities. Since 1987, the Women’s Forum Education Fund has provided awards to help mature women – 35 years and older – to pursue educational goals.