Pomona Fellowships Directory
We have compiled a list of scholarships and fellowships that might appeal to Pomona College students and alumni. The list is divided into several categories to make searching easier. You can also browse the list alphabetically.
American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships
International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences.
American Conservatory Theatre Fellowship
A.C.T.’s fellowships provide advanced, hands on training in theater production and administration. Multiple fellowships are available. Citizenship is not required, but applicants must be able to work in the United States. Although there are no age restrictions, these fellowships are most suitable for recent graduates.
American India Foundation Clinton Fellowship
Pairs young professionals with leading NGOs and social enterprises in India. Applicants must be a U.S. or Indian citizen, or a U.S. permanent resident. Graduating seniors and young adults up to 34 years of age may apply.
American Institute for Economic Research (AIER)’s Summer Fellowship Practicum
Working closely with AIER research staff, summer fellows are immersed in the economic research process from “conception to completion.” The AIER Practicum enhances Fellows’ understanding of economic concepts, theories, and real world applications, and provide an opportunity to develop research, writing, and presentation skills. To be eligible, you must fit the following criteria: either a graduate or a senior college student majoring in economics, finance, business or related fields. Non-U.S. students can apply if they are enrolled in a U.S. degree granting institution, have CPT or OPT, or have employment authorization in the United States.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Fellows
Supports currently-enrolled or recently-graduated science, math, and engineering students for 10 weeks of summer work with mass media organizations. Fellows collaborate with journalists to help make science news comprehensible to the general public. There does not seem to be a citizenship requirement–contact the organization to be sure. Only students enrolled in graduate school, graduating seniors of undergraduate institutions, or alumni who have graduated early in the fall semester may apply (the fellowship must be completed within one year of graduation).
American Bar Foundation Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Funds an 8-week summer research assistantship at the American Bar Foundation’s law offices in Chicago for students from underrepresented populations interested in pursuing careers in law or the social sciences. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Sophomores and juniors only may apply.
American Political Science Association Minority Fellowship
Offers a $4,000 stipend for minority students entering a PhD program in political science. Applicants must be U.S. citizens from one of the following minority groups: African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship
Funds graduate school for applicants committed to a career in ethnic minority behavioral health services or policy. Applicants from underrepresented populations are especially encouraged to apply.
American Scandinavian Association Fellowships
Supports up to one year of research or graduate study in Scandinavia. Priority is given to graduate students pursuing dissertation research, but fellowships are available to all who have graduated college by the start of the grant date.
American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Capstone Program
Offers up to $1,500 travel support for college students from underrepresented minority groups who have undergraduate research experience and wish to present their research at the ASM conference. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have undergraduate research experience. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors may apply. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors.
AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. AmeriCorps is open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens. Corps Members must be between 18 and 24 years old.
Autry Fellowship – MDC
The fellowship provides an opportunity to work for one year as a full-time, paid staff member at MDC. The Autry Fellowship supports the mission of MDC–to help organizations and communities in the South close the gaps that separate people from opportunity. Recent graduates may apply.
Provides graduate school support for students in the social sciences, arts, and humanities who have demonstrable financial need. Pomona can nominate 1 junior per year.
Berkeley Rep Professional Fellowship
Berkeley Repertory Theatre offers an 11.5-month fellowship program for serious-minded, highly motivated individuals who are ready to embark upon a professional theatre career. Fellows are directly exposed to the Theatre’s daily operations and given the opportunity to learn alongside an accomplished company of artists, administrators, guest directors and designers. Open to undocumented students. Most suitable for recent graduates.
Provides $8,000-20,000 for undergraduates interested in studying abroad and learning an under-studied language that is deemed critical to our national security. Awards can be given for summer study (STEM fields only), semester study, and year-long study. Those given the award must agree to complete government service after graduation for a time period equal to the time of their award. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may apply. Applicants apply through Pomona, who can endorse an unlimited number of candidates.
Boston Teacher Residency
Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) is a master’s program in education that recruits talented college graduates, career changers and community members and gives them the tools they need to make an immediate impact in the classrooms of the Boston Public Schools (BPS). Teacher Residents spend the full academic year in a BPS classroom, teaching alongside an experienced mentor and applying theory to practice through rigorous coursework. Their commitment earns them a master’s degree in education from UMass Boston, a Massachusetts Initial Teacher License and credit toward a dual license in Special Education. Graduating seniors and alumni may only apply. U.S. citizenship or residency required.
Breakthrough Generation Institute Fellowships
Funds a 10-week fellowship program in the Bay Area that combines intensive training with work on a real policy project in the areas of economics, energy, or the environment. International students are welcome. Graduating seniors and recent alumni only may apply.
Brower Youth Award
Recognizes the work of six young leaders who are making strides in the environmental movement. Brower Youth Award winners demonstrate excellent leadership as well as a commitment to the communities their work serves. Website stipulates that applicants must live in North America (including Mexico, Canada, some Caribbean Islands) and US “Territories” in order to apply. Applicants must also be between the ages of 13 to 22.
Cambridge Overseas Trust
Established by the University of Cambridge, UK in order to support international students. Offers full and part scholarships at all levels. Applications are made to the University, not the trust. Some scholarships require additional application to a funding partner.
Capital Fellows Program
Funds 10-11 months of paid work in the California State Capital, where fellows can gain firsthand public policy experience. Citizenship requirement: “Non-U.S. citizens must provide proof of appropriate immigration status. The Capital Fellows Programs do not meet the requirements for F-1 or J-1 visas.” Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
Carnegie Endowment for Peace Junior Fellows
Provides income for graduating seniors and recent alumni to work as research assistants for projects supported by the endowment. Pomona can nominate up to 2 candidates each year. Graduating seniors or alumni may apply. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for 12 months from August 1 through July 31 after graduation. Students on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the United States for the full year (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the program.
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship funds two years of work with the Carnegie Foundation for those interested in learning more about education and improvement science. Applicants apply as seniors or recent graduates (within 2 years of graduating). U.S. citizens and those who can provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States may apply.
Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) Summer Fellowship
Each summer, the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) sponsors a 10-week program in which selected undergraduate students conduct research investigating diverse aspects of nervous system function under the guidance of individual CNUP training faculty. Eligible student must fit the following criteria: 1. Completion of sophomore or junior year of undergraduate training. 2. GPA of 3.0 (“B”) or higher, especially in science, math, and related coursework. 3. All applicants must be undergraduate students currently enrolled full-time at a U.S. college or university, or who are citizens of the U.S. or her protectorates, including residents of Puerto Rico. International applicants will be required to provide official authorization for Optional Practical Training (OPT) from their home institution, prior to their arrival in Pittsburgh.
Chicago Teaching Residency
The Chicago Teacher Residency is a full-time, yearlong urban teacher training program that equips residents with the training, skills, and strategies that will empower their students to pursue their dreams. Financial aid and loan forgiveness are available to help residents offset their Master’s degree tuition costs. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.
Funds a year of research at Cambridge for students in science, math, or engineering. Pomona can nominate up to 2 candidates each year. Graduating seniors or alumni may apply.
City Hall Fellows
Funds a year of full-time work placement in a city hall at a host city, participation in a Civic Leadership Development Program, two local service projects, and travel to D.C. and your home state capital. Fellows do not need to be U.S. citizens but must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
City Year works to bridge the gap in high-poverty communities between the support the students in the communities actually need, and what their schools are designed to provide. Applicants must be under 25 years of age and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Coelho Media Scholarships
Offers money toward tuition and fees for students with disabilities pursuing communication or media-related degrees. Rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, or alumni enrolled or about to attend graduate school may apply.
Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (Paid) Internships
Funds a 10-week summer internship at the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health for students interested in environmental science and public health. Participants are offered a range of support and learning opportunities. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Sophomores and juniors only may apply.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Program
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) annually provides 75 American and 75 German Young Professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others’ countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents between the ages of 18-24 and possess a high school diploma.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellowship
Offers talented Latinos the chance to gain public policy experience through a nine-month paid work placement in a Congressional office or committee. Fellows have the opportunity to switch placements halfway through and work for the White House, a federal agency, or a national nonprofit. Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. Graduating seniors and recent alumni (from the last two years) may apply.
Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs
Funds a nine-month experiential leadership training program for students interested in public affairs. Applicants do not need to be citizens, but must already have a Visa. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
Critical Language Scholarship
Funds intensive summer institutes for U.S. college and university students to study a variety of “critical need” languages. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni enrolled in graduate programs may apply.
DAAD Study Scholarship
Funds 1-2 years of graduate-level research and study in Germany. Graduating seniors or recent graduates (within six years of application deadline) may apply. Applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Language requirements vary by field.
DAAD University Summer Course Grant
Funds a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on German language and literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Applicants must be citizens of Canada or the US. Foreign nationals may be eligible to apply if they have been full-time students at an American or Canadian university for at least one year at the time of application. Applicants must have completed a minimum of four semesters of college German or have obtained an equivalent level of language proficiency elsewhere. Sophomores and juniors may apply.
Davis Projects for Peace Grants
Funds grassroots projects anywhere in the world that focus on “conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers which cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace.” Applicants must apply through the Draper Center at Pomona. U.S. citizenship is not required. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors may apply–as groups or as individuals.
Awards up to $10,000 for students with financial need who are actively working for peace and justice. Applicants must be currently enrolled in or planning to enroll in an undergraduate or graduate program. U.S. citizenship is not required. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni may apply.
Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
Funds students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens. Undergraduate seniors,
applicants with no more than B.S. or B.A. degrees who are not enrolled in graduate school, and first-year graduate students (M.S. degree or Ph.D. students without an M.S. degree) may apply.
disABLEDperson National Scholarship Competition
Awards $1,000 scholarship to the winner of an essay contest each year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must prove disability through their Disability Student Services department. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors may apply.
Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program
Funds up to $90,000 for two years of graduate school and training opportunities for people interested in working for the USAID Foreign Service Program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be seeking admission to graduate school in the following fall. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
Funds a one-year Master’s degree or equivalent credential at Cambridge University (Downing College). Pomona provides a ranked list of candidates and ultimately nominates two winners per year. Applicants must be graduating seniors.
East Carolina University Summer Program for Future Doctors
Funds a summer program of science classes, professional experience opportunities, and MCAT practice in order to make participants stronger candidates for medical school. Applicants from minority or disadvantaged backgrounds are given preference. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must have completed one year of bio, chem, physics, and, preferably, ochem, before applying.
Echoing Green Fellowship
Awards an $80,000 stipend over two years as starting capital for entrepreneurs starting for-profit or non-profit organizations. Fellows also attend training conferences, receive medical insurance, and have access to tech support. Applicants wishing to base their company in the U.S. must be legally able to work in the U.S. Graduating seniors or alumni may apply.
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics
Offers a monetary prize to winners of an essay competition. Applicants must write a 3,000-4,000 word essay on a theme related to ethics. Juniors or seniors may apply.
Emerging Leader Fellowships: National Wildlife Refuge
Eligible applicants are aged 21-35 and are not current, full-time students. Fellows will receive a $2,000 for various community projects surrounding environmental issues. There are many projects listed on the website.
Environmental Protection Agency – Greater Research Opportunities Program
Eligible sophomore students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a three-month summer internship. Must be a US citizen to apply.
Evidence for Policy Design Research Fellowship
Supports high-potential candidates for graduate programs in economics and public policy. EPoD fellows work alongside faculty to strengthen their skills and refine their research interests in development economics. Contact program directly for citizenship requirements. Applicants must hold a Bachelors/masters in economics with a strong quantitative background.
Food Corps: Service Member
Eligible applicants are at least 18 and US citizens or lawful residents. Service members are ideally people with background working in public health, environment or agriculture. It provides a living stipend and support to work for one year. Seniors and alumni may apply
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships
The Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships Program aims to increase the presence of underrepresented minorities on the nation’s college and university faculties by offering pre-doctoral fellowships to members of the six minority groups most severely underrepresented in U.S. academia. The goal is to help outstanding students achieve their full potential as scholars and subsequently inspire others to follow academic careers in teaching and research. The program invites applications from seniors and currently enrolled graduate students who are either citizens of the U.S. or have DACA status and who are members of the following minority groups: Alaskan Native (Eskimo or Aleut), American Indian, African American, Mexican American/Chicano, Native Pacific Islander (Polynesian or Micronesian), and Puerto Rican.
Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship
FAIT Fellowship provides up to $75,000 in academic funding total for the junior and senior years of college, or a two-year master’s degree, in an IT-related degree program. Plus, FAIT Fellows will have two summer internships (with stipends) and receive professional development and mentorship. Upon successful completion of the program and the State Department requirements, FAIT Fellows receive an appointment in the Foreign Service as a full-time Information Management Specialist.
This is the perfect opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing an IT-related bachelor’s degree and a career in Foreign Service. We’re accepting applications now through January 31, 2022 for the 2022 cohort of the FAIT Fellowship. To be eligible for this cohort, students will need to be entering their junior year of college in fall 2022, or starting a 2-year master’s degree program in fall 2022. They also must be a U.S. citizen and hold a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA.
Forte Fellows Program
Alumni or graduating senior women who apply to Forte’s specified list of MBA schools are eligible to be considered for a Forte fellowship. The school will select from among applicants those that demonstrate exemplary leadership and a commitment to women and girls. Applicants need not be US citizens.
Freedom House Junior Fellowship Opportunity
Founded in 1941, Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of democracy around the globe. Our research and analysis division reports on core thematic issues related to democracy, political rights, and civil liberties.
Freedom House is seeking three motivated candidates to inaugurate the nine-month Freedom in the World Junior Fellowship program. Freedom in the World is Freedom House’s flagship analysis on political rights and civil liberties in 210 countries and territories. The most recent edition of Freedom in the World, published in March 2021, was cited in the Washington Post, the Atlantic, NBC News, CNN, the BBC, and in a March 3 speech about US foreign policy by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, among many other places.
More information on the award can be found on the Freedom House website.
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. Awards range from $3,000 per student for summer study and $5,000 per semester, to a maximum of $7,000 for a full year abroad. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Fulbright Award for Graduate Study
Funds a year abroad (in any country with a Fulbright program) conducting research or teaching English. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Pomona can endorse an unlimited number of candidates.
Fulbright Summer Institutes
Funds 3-6 weeks of academic and cultural study at a UK institute of higher learning. Participants study topics ranging from Shakespeare to archeology to the Atlantic slave trade. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen and sophomores only may apply.
Future Public Health Leaders Program
Funds a 10-week summer residential program to encourage students from underrepresented populations to consider careers in public health. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Juniors, seniors, and recent graduates may apply.
Fully funds a degree at Cambridge (Master’s and 3-year Ph.D.s) for any non-UK students who wish to address global problems related to health, social equity, technology, and/or learning. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Pomona does not endorse candidates–applicants apply on their own.
Generation Google Scholarship
Provides a $10,000 scholarship for tuition and fees and a Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer. Open to current undergraduate and graduate students who will be enrolled in an institution for the next academic year, are majoring in computer science or a related field, and are from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, or American Indian).
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Provides awards for students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may apply.
Glamour Magazine Scholarship
Awards scholarships ranging from $3,000-20,000 for its “Top Ten College Women.” Students apply as juniors early in the school year.
Global Health Corps Fellowship
Fellows work with partner communities and organizations in low-income African countries to promote partnership towards better health in the host community. Non-U.S. citizens may be eligible for the fellowship; contact the organization to confirm. Open to graduating seniors only.
Offers $7,500 annually (for 1-2 years of support) toward undergraduate tuition and other expenses for students in math, science, or engineering fields. Sophomores and juniors may apply. Pomona may nominate up to 4 students. Fellows must be a lawful state resident of a U.S. state or territory.
Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
Provides a $10,000 scholarship for tuition and fees and a Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer. Open to current female undergraduate and graduate students who will be enrolled at an institution in the next academic year and are majoring in computer science or a related field.
Google Lime Scholarship
Provides a $10,000 scholarship for tuition and fees and a Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer. Open to current undergraduate and graduate students who will be enrolled at an institution in the next academic year, have a visible or invisible disability, and are majoring in computer science or a related field.
Google Policy Fellowship
Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,500 for 10 weeks during the summer of 2013 (June-August). Eligible applicants must be at least 18 and legal to work in the country in which they will be placed (there are programs in many countries). The applicant must also be a student; Google defines a student as an individual enrolled in or accepted into an accredited institution including (but not necessarily limited to) colleges, universities, masters programs, PhD programs and undergraduate programs. Eligibility is based on enrollment in an accredited university by January 1, 2013. You may be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student.
Google SVA Scholarship
Provides a $10,000 scholarship for tuition and fees and a Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer. Open to current undergraduate and graduate student veterans who will be enrolled at an institution in the next academic year and are majoring in computer science or a related field.
Great Oaks Charter School Tutor Corps
Provides housing and a modest stipend for participants, who work 60-hour weeks as a tutor at a school in Newark, NJ. Most of the tutors’ time is spent working in tutorials with 2-3 students on core subject matter. You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to apply. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
Greenlining Institute Leadership Academy Fellowship
Provides a year of payment, support, and training for young leaders who wish to gain leadership experience. Applicants with experience working for social justice and who are able to work well with diverse groups are especially encouraged to apply. There does not appear to be a citizenship requirement (check with the program to be sure). Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
Hans-Dieter Brueckner Memorial Summer Grant
The Hans-Dieter Brueckner Memorial Summer Grant provides $3,000 to pursue a study program or project in Germany over the summer. Applicants must be Pomona sophomores or juniors who have taken German 44 or have the equivalent knowledge of German. There is no citizenship requirement to receive the grant, although applicants must be able to travel to Germany.
Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation
For three weeks, young American men and women join students from a variety of developing countries and regions of social strife, in order to create an international community of young scholars who will use their summer experience as a foundation for creating lasting friendships and acquiring common practical understanding of a more peaceful future. Contact organization directly for citizenship requirements; international students with visas are welcome to apply. Applicants must be under 25 years of age and have completed at least two years at a California college or university.
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award
Funds 5 years of doctoral study for “students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences…who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency.” Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Graduating seniors and alumni are eligible to apply.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund General Scholarship
Awards scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to current college or graduate students. Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and complete the FAFSA. U.S. Citizens, Permanent residents, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizens (as defined by FAFSA) are eligible.
Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program
Funds a nine-week program in which participants gain hands-on experience in researching early American U.S. history, museum curation, and teaching early American history through objects. Participants go on field visits and write a 15-20-page research paper based on text and object archives in local collections. Check with the program for citizenship requirements. Juniors and graduating seniors may apply.
Humanity in Action Fellowship Programs
Funds a one-month summer program in Europe for students interested in histories of discrimination and resistance. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, or alumni who have graduated within the past year may apply. Non-citizens may apply.
Insight Collaborative Fellowship
Provides $25,000 for a year of training and hands-on placement for applicants interested in international conflict management. Fellows begin with a 3-month training internship in Boston and then must secure 2 or 3 placements in other countries for the rest of the year. Fellows are expected to pay back the $25,000 for future fellows through fundraising and grant writing. U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants must be fluent in English. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
Institute for Nonprofit Practice Community Fellows Program – A fully funded year-long fellowship for high-potential, early career nonprofit and community leaders with an emphasis on social justice, community organizing, and building networks and influence.
Institute for Nonprofit Practice RISE Fellowship Program – A fellowship for those passionate about advancing equity (with approximately five or fewer years of professional experience) to gain an understanding of how social impact organizations function, develop essential leadership skills, engage in networking, and propel their careers.
Institute for Nonprofit Practice Summer Fellowship Program – A fellowship that supports the learning and engagement of highly-motivated individuals passionate about social change and equity while they advance their careers through summer internships in the social impact sector.
International Parliamentary Scholarships
Funds fifteen-week placements with Members of the German Bundestag for well-qualified young people from the USA, France, Israel and central, eastern, and southeastern Europe. The aim is to help students with a strong interest in politics gain a first-hand look at Germany’s system of parliamentary government. The participants are introduced to the wide variety of tasks carried out in a Member’s office. For example, they may find themselves drafting speeches, articles and letters or doing preparatory work for plenary sittings. Applicants must have a very good knowledge of German. Check with organization for citizenship requirements. Seniors and alumni under the age of 30 may apply.
Japanese Government (MEXT) Research Scholarship
Supports graduate-level research in Japan under a specific professor at a university. Applicants apply through either an embassy in their home country (U.S. citizenship required to apply through L.A.) or through a Japanese university. Graduating seniors and alumni under 35 years old may apply.
Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust
Offers at least 8 scholarships a year to undergraduate and graduate students of exceptional academic achievement. International students may apply but must be currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university. Juniors or alumni who have reached candidacy may apply.
Jubilee’s Urban Service Programs
Jubilee’s Urban Service Programs (EUIP/JUIP) fund internships that explore the problems of and possible solutions to social injustice within L.A. County. Fellows work in cohorts and live in community in order to develop connections and grow personally and professionally while working for social service agencies. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents between the ages of 21 and 29. Seniors and alumni may apply.
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program funds up to three years of graduate education in any field at Stanford. The Program looks for “independence of thought,” “purposeful leadership,” and “civic mindset” when selecting scholars. Seniors and alumni who have graduated from Pomona within four years of the time of application are eligible to apply. There are no citizenship requirements for the scholarship.
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) Teaching Fellowship
The total award for each Fellow is valued at nearly $150,000 over the course of the five-year Fellowship. Fellows receive tuition assistance while participating in a teacher credentialing program, monthly stipends, and grants for professional development and teaching materials. International students are eligible to apply.
Korean Government Scholarship Program
The Korean Government Scholarship Program funds Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Korea for non-Korean citizens. Applicants apply through a Korean Embassy in the U.S. or through a Korean university. Seniors and alumni are eligible to apply.
La Unidad Latina Scholarship
Awards scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000 to scholars pursuing academic excellence in higher education. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to undergraduate four-year college and graduate students who meet the following criteria and abide by the following requirements: (1) Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of a 4.0 GPA scale, (2) Completed at least one full-time year of study for undergraduate applicants, and at least one full-time semester of study for graduate applicants, and (3) Must reside in the United States. Non-U.S Citizens and DACA students are eligible.
Offers $18,000 toward graduate study for students attending graduate school in any field. Alumni only may apply. Only U.S. citizens are eligible.
Ma’ase Olam–Israel Service Fellows
10 month service learning program for Jewish college graduates. Fellows work on informal education, community development and empowerment projects. Aside from a service placement, all Fellows participate in ongoing professional training, intensive Hebrew study, and trips throughout Israel. Open to non-U.S. citizens.
Madison Memorial Fellowship
The James Madison Fellowship Program supports future secondary school teachers of American history, American government, or social studies for master’s-level study of the roots, framing, principles, and development of the U.S. Constitution. The Fellowship awards up to $24,000 for tuition, fees, books, and living expenses, prorated over the course of graduate study. Graduating seniors and recent graduates may apply. Pomona does not endorse candidates.
Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (MMSP)
Named in honor of civil rights legends Thurgood Marshall — LDF’s founder and the nation’s first Black Supreme Court Justice — and Constance Baker Motley, former LDF attorney and the first Black woman to become a federal judge, the MMSP will create pathways to leadership, self-sufficiency, and socio-economic progress, while developing individuals to become ambassadors and advocates for transformational change in Black communities in the South. Application and eligibility details can be found here.
Fully funds two years of study at any UK university. It can be used either for one two-year Master’s program or two one-year Master’s programs. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Pomona may endorse an unlimited number of candidates.
Math for America Fellowships
The Math for America Fellowship is a highly selective, five-year program where recent college graduates and mid-career professionals make a commitment to teach mathematics in public secondary schools. The Fellowship includes one year earning a master’s degree in education and four years teaching math and participating in MƒA corps activities and professional development. The MƒA Fellowship is available in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, Utah and Washington, DC. US citizen or permanent resident.
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship
Provides academic and co-curricular support through faculty mentors, cohort meetings, workshops, two summers of funded research, two years of funded academic research, and up to $10,000 in repayment of undergraduate loans to underrepresented students at The Claremont Colleges who are interested in earning a doctorate degree in the arts and sciences and in becoming professors. Sophomores may apply.
Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship
Provides engagement with a curator/mentor during the academic school year. Yearly $10,000 stipend. Applicants must be currently enrolled and able to complete the two-year program before graduating. Students from underrepresented groups in curatorial field are preferred. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.
Microsoft awards college tuition scholarships each year to encourage students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Recipients will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence and leadership while working to push the software industry forward. As long as you are currently enrolled at a four-year program at an institution in US, Mexico or Canada and meet all other criteria for scholarship eligibility, you can apply regardless of your citizenship.
Fully funds one-year Master’s degrees at any university in Ireland for up to 12 scholars a year. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Pomona may endorse an unlimited number of candidates.
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows
The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellowship funds a six-week summer institute for rising college juniors interested in developing the character traits and skills needed to be strong future leaders. Applicants apply as sophomores and must be U.S. citizens.
This collaboration between The Claremont Colleges and Pilgrim Place funds two $12,000 awards to pursue projects around the world that are dedicated to peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability. U.S. citizenship is not required. Graduating seniors only may apply.
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Funds up to three years of graduate study, including tuition and fees, for U.S. citizens and nationals enrolled or planning to enroll in doctoral degrees in “science and engineering disciplines of military importance.” Eligible fields can be found on the program’s website. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars
Funds collaborative biomedical research projects between an NIH lab and either Oxford or Cambridge that will culminate in a Ph.D. Tracks leading to an M.D./Ph.D. are also available. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement (average GPA = 3.9/4.0) and exceptional research promise. Graduating seniors and alumni who have not begun graduate school or are currently in medical school may apply. U.S. citizenship required.
National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) Graduate Fellowship
Funds graduate school for two to up to six years in the physical sciences and engineering and provides an annual stipend and paid summer internships. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have the ability to pursue graduate work at an NPSC member institution. Seniors may apply.
National Science Foundation Fellowships
Provides funds for early stages of graduate school for students in science, math, or engineering. Fellowships can be used at universities in the U.S. or abroad, but applicants must be U.S. citizens. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Pomona does not endorse candidates.
National Urban Fellows
Funds a 14-month Master of Public Administration program that includes a nine-month mentorship assignment. Check with program for any citizenship requirements. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
The NCAA offers awards of $6,000, $7,500, and $24,000 to female and underrepresented ethnic group student athletes, 87 male and 87 female student athletes, and one student athlete respectively. Click on the link below for specific eligibility information.
Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
Awards up to 5 $35,000 awards annually to promising amateur screenwriters. Fellowship winners are expected to use their fellowship year producing at least one full-length feature film screenplay. Accepts applications from non-citizens.
North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain
The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain to provide North American students who are native speakers of English or French with the opportunity to assist teachers in the English or French programs in elementary, secondary or language schools in Spain. The program is addressed to U.S. and Canadian university students–majoring in any subject–and graduates, with some proficiency in Spanish. Students will spend a full academic year in Spain, and participants in the program will receive a monthly stipend and medical coverage. Applicants must have U.S. or Canadian citizenship with English or French being your native language. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
NYC Teaching Fellows
This alternative credentialing system funds candidates’ Master’s degrees in education while also training them for working in the classroom and helping them secure a teaching position in NYC. Candidates who can teach understaffed areas such as math, science, and special education and candidates from diverse backgrounds are especially welcome to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
NYC Urban Fellows
Funds a nine-month fellowship in which participants are placed in the mayoral office and city agencies in NYC and work on public policy issues related to urban planning. Applicants must provide proof that they are eligible to work in the U.S. Graduating seniors and recent alumni (less than two years from graduation) may apply.
Oglesby Fund for Summer Field Study in Biology
Offers $3,000 to fund summer study at an accredited field biology laboratory. Pomona sophomores, juniors, and seniors may apply. U.S. citizenship is not required.
Oldenborg International Research and Travel Grant
Oldenborg International Research and Travel Grants offer financial support to help cover expenses for international research for a senior thesis or senior exercise. Proposed projects must have received prior departmental approval. A selection committee will review grant proposals and make grant awards. Although awards may be made in amounts of up to $4,000, these grants are intended to supplement, not replace, other sources of funding. Students apply as juniors.
Organization of American States Academic Scholarships (Graduate)
Funds up to two years of graduate study in any OAS member state (with the exception of the applicant’s sponsoring country). Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in hand, so alumni only may apply. Citizenship requirements are unclear; citizens of another OAS member state may be eligible to apply through their country of citizenship.
Out to Innovate Scholarships
Funded by the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals. Provides a minimum of $5,000 toward schooling for undergraduate or graduate education for LGBT students or active allies majoring in STEM fields. There do not appear to be citizenship requirements–check with the organization. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni may apply.
Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships
Provides funding for students interning over the summer at the U.S. Embassies in London or Paris, or the Secretary of State’s office in Washington. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Pomona College Iberian Grant
Funds a summer research project in Spain or Portugal. Pomona College sophomores and juniors may apply. U.S. citizenship is not required.
Pomona-Sponsored Graduate Fellowships
The Office of Financial Aid awards a limited number of one-time fellowships to graduating Pomona seniors and alumni on a competitive basis. Applicants must use the common application provided by the Office of Financial Aid.
Princeton in Africa Fellowship
Princeton in Africa matches talented and passionate college graduates with PiA partners working across Africa for yearlong service projects. There is no citizenship requirement. The program is open to graduating seniors and young alumni from any accredited college or university in the U.S.
Princeton in Asia Fellowship
PiA expects to offer approximately 145 full-year fellowships in the following countries: Cambodia, China/Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. New positions in other countries are always in development and may also be available. PiA offers service-oriented posts in the fields of education, international development (NGOs), journalism and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools. There is no citizenship requirement. Current college seniors and recent grads are eligible.
Princeton in Latin America Fellowship
Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) is a non-profit organization that partners with non-profits throughout Latin America to match them with young, public sector professionals seeking full-year fellowships in development work. There is no citizenship requirement. PiLA is currently open to graduating seniors and young alumni. Because PiLA is intended for young alumni seeking service opportunities abroad, they rarely consider applicants five years past graduation.
Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institutes Fellowship
Fully funds participation in a PPIA Junior Summer Institute program for students committed to a career in public service. Applications from underrepresented populations are especially welcome. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or legal residents to attend most of the institutes, but UC Berkeley and Princeton accept international participants who are studying at US institutions. Juniors only may apply.
Funds two years of graduate study (up to $47,500 a year) toward completion of a master’s degree in international affairs or related programs. Fellows participate in two summer internships–one at Capitol Hill and one overseas at a U.S. embassy. Fellows must commit to a minimum of 3 years of service as a Foreign Service Officer after graduation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Graduating seniors or alumni may apply.
Fully funds two years of study at Oxford toward a graduate degree or degrees for 32 scholars a year. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. Pomona may endorse an unlimited number of candidates.
RISE Research Internships in Science and Engineering
Funds sophomores and juniors in biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering, and physics who want to spend a summer conducting research with doctoral students in Germany. Knowledge of Germany is helpful but not required.
Rotary Foundation Academic Year Ambassadorial Scholarship
Funds 1-4 of graduate study in any country abroad where a Rotary Club is located. Seniors or alumni may apply through either the Claremont Rotary or their hometown Rotary clubs. Pomona does not endorse candidates. No information on citizenship requirements.
Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective international scholarship program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. The program will give the best and brightest young leaders from around the world the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a fully-funded one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Seniors and alumni under the age of 29 may apply. There are no citizenship or nationality requirements.
Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
Funds six-to-nine-month fellowships in Washington, DC working for nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applicants must be able to demonstrate excellent academic achievement, serious interest in peace and security issues, and experience with public activism. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. U.S. citizenship is preferred but not required.
Social Developmental Neuroscience Fellowship Opportunities that provide recent college graduates with the opportunity to spend two years using computer programming and basic science to advance their understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Simons Fellows are mentored by the program directors and are involved in a highly active and productive community of clinicians, scientists, and engineers who study ASD. Previous Simons Fellows have led a wide range of research projects and have gone on to Ph.D., MD, and MD/Ph.D. programs as well as to research positions in computer and software engineering. This is the perfect opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing an IT-related bachelor’s degree and a career in Foreign Service.
SMART Scholarship for Service
Offers a full scholarship for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Award winners must commit to summer internships and post-graduation civilian employment with the Department of Defense after graduation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students may apply.
Society of Women Engineers Scholarships
Offers various scholarships for women in undergraduate and graduate programs focused on engineering or computer science. Applicants must be U.S. citizens in order to apply. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and graduating seniors with plans to attend graduate school may apply.
Strauss Foundation Fellowship
Provides $1,000 to fund a one-year public service project anywhere in the world (it must be sustained through the school year). U.S. citizenship is not required. Juniors only may apply.
Taiwan-U.S. Alliance Ambassador Summer Scholarship Program
Funds a summer abroad in Taiwan studying Chinese language and culture. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants do not need to be proficient in Mandarin–in fact, the ideal candidate has not had an opportunity to study in China or learn Mandarin. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors may apply.
The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
Funds a year of field and policy training for applicants who strive to be effective leaders in ending hunger and poverty. Applicants must have a commitment to social justice and anti-racism, demonstrated leadership skills, and U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Funds up to two years of graduate study in the U.S. in any field. Applicants must either be naturalized citizens, U.S. citizens whose birth parents are not U.S. citizens, in possession of a green card, or have DACA status by the application due date. Graduating seniors and alumni who are no further than their first or second year of graduate study may apply.
The Voyager Scholarship – The Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service: Created by the Obamas and Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO, the scholarship gives college students financial aid to alleviate the burden of college debt, meaningful travel experiences to expand their horizons, and a network of mentors and leaders to support them. Applicants must plan to pursue a career in public service.
Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Funds a two-year Master’s program for those interested in pursuing Foreign Service work at the U.S. Department of State. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be seeking admission to graduate school in the following fall. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
Awards up to $30,000 for graduate studies to students who are interested in careers in public service. The program defines public service broadly: it includes government work, uniformed service, education, and work at public service-oriented non-profits. Students apply as juniors. Pomona can endorse up to 4 candidates, plus up to 3 transfer students (for a potential total of 7 students).
UCLA Law Fellows Program
Prepares participants to successfully enter and succeed in top law programs and legal careers by affording Fellows access to a variety of events, programs and services. Selected Fellows attend a series of monthly Saturday Academies held at UCLA School of Law in the winter and spring, where they are provided with mentoring, academic enrichment, and career development activities designed to de-mystify law school and the legal profession, and to present these objectives as viable options. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni may apply. Applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens.
UCSD Medical Scientist Training Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
This program is designed for motivated undergraduate students from groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to be underrepresented in health sciences on a national basis and who are interested in seeking future training in a combined MD/PhD program or an academically oriented career in medicine. Applicants must have successfully completed at least one undergraduate year at an accredited school or university. Students appointed to this program must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., in possession of a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551 or some other legal verification of such status). Non-citizen nationals are generally persons born in possessions of the United States (i.e., American Samoa and Swains Island). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.
U Mass Med School Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Funds a ten-week summer biomedical research program for students who are disabled or from populations underrepresented in the medical field. Open to citizens and permanent residents at least 18 years of age.
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship Foundation awards approximately 75 scholarships annually to students pursuing careers related to environmental public policy, or who are Native Americans or Alaska Natives pursuing careers related to health care or tribal public policy. The program honors Representative Udall’s work to preserve the environment and public lands. It is a highly respected program, and a good “gateway” to other prestigious fellowships. Sophomores and juniors may apply. Pomona may nominate up to 6 candidates.
Ulitin Grant for Summer Research
Awards up to $2000 to support academic travel to Russia. Applicants must be a Russian/REES major or minor who has completed an equivalent of at least 4 semesters of Russian (RUSS 44) and is engaged in academic pursuits (language courses, independent research, internship). There are no citizenship requirements.
UNICEF Global Citizenship Fellowship
Funds a 13-month program in which fellows participate in community outreach, partnership development, and program implementation for UNICEF domestic initiatives. Applicants apply to one of several cities and must have an in-depth knowledge of that area. Candidates must have a demonstrable interest in children’s rights and international issues, leadership skills, and creativity. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply. U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants must have valid U.S. Work Authorization.
Urban Teacher Center
Funds a four-year alternate teacher training program for candidates who are committed to education equity and results-oriented teaching. Candidates train and work in Baltimore or Washington, D.C. Citizenship requirements are not clear – check with the program for details. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
USAID Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship
Provides up to $96,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities for individuals interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Fellows who successfully complete the Payne Program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers with USAID, a five-year minimum commitment. U.S. citizens planning to enter a two-year, graduate program at a U.S. university the following year may apply.
Venture for America Fellowship
Funds two years of work at emerging start-ups in select cities across the country. Also provides training to all fellows and a capstone award to the most successful fellows in the cohort. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice
Funds a year of working as a full-time policy analyst for Families USA’s health policy department. Fellows conduct research and contribute to publications about health care justice. Citizenship requirements are unclear; check with the organization. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
Funds a year of experiential travel abroad for applicants interested in pursuing a focused project or topic. Graduating seniors only may apply. Pomona can endorse up to 4 candidates. Eligibility is determined by the school attended rather than nationality.
Whitaker International Fellowship
Sends young Biomedical Engineers anywhere outside the U.S. or Canada for academic or scientific research, coursework, or internships. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Graduating seniors and alumni may apply.
White House Internship
NB: This is not technically a fellowship because it is unpaid. This internship provides the opportunity to work in the White House for a short-term period. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent alumni may apply.
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship
Awards up to $30,000 toward Master’s degrees and credentialing programs for students who wish to pursue a career in teaching math, science, or technology at public secondary schools in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, or New Jersey. Graduating seniors and alumni with STEM majors or strong experience in STEM fields may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship
Provides small scholarships (usually $2,000-3,000) for minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying the visual arts and plan to pursue an arts career. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and graduating seniors who plan to attend graduate school in the fall may apply.
The Yenching Scholarship funds tuition, travel, and living costs for a year of postgraduate study at Peking University. Scholars receive a Master’s degree in China Studies through an interdisciplinary program taught in English. Applicants apply as seniors or alumni, and students from all countries (including China) are welcome to apply.