Post-Graduate Awards for Graduate & Professional Studies

The following are lists of nationally prestigious and competitive fellowships, scholarships and awards available for seniors who are intending to apply or have been accepted to graduate or professional school programs. Most prestigious awards are scholarships that help defray the cost of an advanced degree. It is important to be aware of any deadlines and due dates of application materials, as they may occur well in advance of the start date of the award. If interested in applying for a prestigious award, be sure to contact Craig Almeida, Dean of Academic Achievement, and/or Kris Silva, Nationally Prestigious Awards Advisor.

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Carnegie Junior Fellowship Program Carnegie Junior Fellowships are awarded to ten uniquely qualified graduating seniors. Carnegie junior fellows work as international relations research assistants to the endowment's senior associates. They have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists, and government officials.   Applicants may choose 1 of 10-12 programs or research topics. Carnegie Junior Fellowships are paid, full-time positions for one year.  Senior, Graduate  Program Fact Sheet
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship funds entrepreneurial engineers’ and applied physical scientists’ graduate study that contributes to the advancement of science and the greater good of human kind. Applicants must be wishing to pursue a Ph.D. in the applied physical, biological or engineering sciences. Senior, Graduate  Program Fact Sheet
James Madison Fellowship The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers up to $24,000 in Graduate Fellowships to individuals seeking to become teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level (grades 7–12). Applicants compete against other applicants from the state of their legal residence. Generally, one Fellowship per state is awarded each year. Senior, Graduate   Program Fact Sheet
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of science and engineering in the U.S. and reinforces its diversity.  The program supports graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.  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. Senior, Graduate  Program Fact Sheet
Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship The Payne Program is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers.  The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships in Washington D.C. and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities.  Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers.  The program encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial need. Senior, Graduate  Program Fact Sheet
Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship The Pickering Fellowship helps talented students who want to pursue a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. Pickering fellows have a contractual obligation to work as a Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State for a minimum of five years following the completion of your Fellowship program. The Pickering Graduate Fellowships provide up to $37,500 annually for academic expenses and include two paid State Department summer internships (domestic and abroad), as well as professional development through workshops and informational seminars and mentoring by U.S. Foreign Service Officers. Senior, Graduate  Program Fact Sheet
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship The Rangel Graduate Fellowship aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. Each year, the Rangel Program awards 20 fellowships of up to $35,000 towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for the completion of two-year master's degrees. At the end of these two years, the recipient is expected to have obtained a degree in international affairs or another area relevant to the work of the Foreign Service (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, or communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Rangel Program. The program also includes an Orientation in Washington D.C., 2 summer internships, and Foreign Service employment opportunities. Senior, Graduate  Program Fact Sheet
Soros Fellowship for New Americans Each year, the Soros Fellowship for New Americans supports the graduate educations of 30 New Americans (permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad; otherwise children of naturalized citizen parents).   Each fellow receives tuition and living expenses of up to $90,000 over two academic years. Fellows can study in any U.S. degree-granting program in any field at any university. Each fellow attends two weekend conferences.   The great majority of fellows continue to be involved with the program through regional dinners, service in the selection process for later classes, etc. Senior, Graduate  Program Fact Sheet