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Name of Grant Description Award Eligibility Application Deadline
Beinecke Scholarship Award for graduate study in arts, humanities, and social science fields.  $34,000 Available to third-year students (i.e. apply in January 2015 if you will finish your degree in Dec. 2015 or May 2016) of exceptional ability, achievement, and who have demonstrated financial need. Students must be nominated to compete for this scholarship. Hampshire College is allowed to nominate one student per year to compete for this national award. Full award description, eligibility, and application information

January 12, 2015

Submit all materials to Rachel Rubinstein, dean of advising and academic support

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace

Provides graduates with the opportunity to spend 6 to 9 months in Washington D.C. focused on key issues of peace and security. $2,000 monthly stipend; health insurance; travel
expenses to D.C.
Applicants must have graduated by start of internship; non-U.S. citizens living outside of the U.S. are ineligible October and January
Ford Foundation Diversity
Fellowship Program


Fellowships to increase the diversity of U.S. college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource to enrich the education of all students.

Pre-doctoral fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. They also offer dissertation and post-doctoral fellowships. Must be a U.S. citizen with superior academic achievements, committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level; individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a U.S. educational institution; individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time. Early November

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Junior Fellows Program

Hampshire Contacts:
Carin Rank

Carnegie Junior Fellows work for one year as research assistants to the endowment's senior associates. Positions are paid, full-time for one year. Junior fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $35,000 per year (2010). A full benefits package is also provided. College senior or recent graduate. Nomination from Hampshire required. Two applicants from Hampshire College are nominated each year to be forwarded to Carnegie for consideration. To apply, contact Carin Rank in the Career Options Resource Center. Campus Deadline: Usually Mid-November
GEM: Graduate Fellowships for
Minorities in Engineering
and Science

Graduate fellowships coupled with paid summer internships, for minorities in engineering and science.

Academic year stipend and full tuition and fees at GEM Member University. See website for the specific details for each program.

Please see the the website for complete details on eligibility. Mid-November

Vermont Law School Environmental Law & Policy Scholarship

Contact: Carin Rank

1-year full scholarship for Masters of: Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) program; Farm and Agriculture Law and Policy (MFALP) program; or Energy of Regulation and Law (MERL) program


3-year full scholarship for Juris Doctor (J.D.) program; or Joint J.D./Master's program (any of the above VLS Master’s programs)

Full Scholarship This scholarship is available for a Hampshire student or recent alum (up to 10 years out) with a demonstrated commitment to the environment, farm and agriculture, or energy; and a desire to pursue a degree from VLS. Click for details Mid-January
Echoing Green Foundation Public Service Fellowship
Fellowships for emerging social innovators for creating and launching new models for tackling seemingly unsolvable social challenges. $60,000 for individuals and $90,000 for partnerships of not more than 2 individuals. 18 years of age or older; projects are the original idea of the applicant; projects are independent and autonomous; projects are in the "start-up" phase; projects are a full-time commitment (35hrs/wk); applicants commit to lead the project for two years; no more than two individuals may apply as a partnership. Early December
Humane Studies Fellowship
Awards scholarships for graduate and undergraduate study in the U.S. and abroad. Up to $12,000 Must be interested in the classical liberal tradition. Late December
USA Today All-USA
College Academic Team
For students who are working on an outstanding academic, artistic, or public service project that has been started during the student's college career. $2,500 cash award Project should already have received some type of public recognition, achieved tangible results, earned a merit award, or been either published or accepted for publication; all citizenships, undergraduates, and fields of study are eligible to apply. Late January
The Wellstone Fellowship
for Social Justice

For recent graduates who are committed to the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing many communities of color. Year-long, full-time, salaried position, mid-30,000s. Individuals should display the potential to continue to contribute to social justice work after their fellowship. Early February
Samuel Huntington Public
Service Award

For recent graduates to pursue public service anywhere in the world. $10,000 stipend for one year of service. Applicants should submit a public service proposal for the U.S. or abroad; awards will be based on the quality of your proposal, academic record, and other personal achievements. Mid-January
Venture for America Fellowship
For recent graduates with interest in entrepreneurship. Training and a two-year paid position at a start-up company. $32,000-$40,000/year depending on placement city, plus full health benefits. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status at the time of application. Late March
The Princess Grace Foundation-USA Scholarships, apprenticeships and/or fellowships in theater, playwriting, dance performance,
choreography, and film.
Varies, approx. $5,000-$25,000 Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status at the time of application. Additionally, all applicants (except for playwriting) must be nominated by a non-profit organization (school or company) with which they will be affiliated during the grant period (Sept. 2010-Aug. 2011.) Spring (different date for each program)
R. Scott Hitt Foundation The Scott Hitt Internship In Leadership Development.  2-4 recipients per year. $20,000 grant for the 7-9 month program. For college graduates and post-graduates to intern at any established 501(c)3 nonprofit with a commitment to the advancement of LGBT equality. Early May
The Open Society Institute
Various grants to support individuals who are creating innovative public interest projects that address critical social issues. Also grants to support documentary photography projects. Varies depending on grant. Varies depending on grant. Varies
CIC American Graduate

Helps graduates of small liberal arts colleges afford graduate school


$50,000 for two years Graduating seniors or recent graduates (less than 12 months past graduation date). Program suspended in 2010
Name of Grant Description Award Eligibility Application Deadline

Fulbright Grant

Hampshire Contacts:
Pamela Shea
Jimena Valdivia

Enables American students, artists, scholars, and other professionals to benefit from unique resources in 100 countries. Provides round trip transportation; language or orientation courses; tuition and maintenance for the academic year. College senior or graduate. Specific research project; linguistic competency necessary to implement the project successfully. Nomination from Hampshire required. Campus Deadline: Usually Mid-September
Marshall Scholarship
The British government offers 30 awards for two years of study toward a British degree at any university in the U.K. The award substantially covers all graduate expenses.

U.S. citizen; 3.7 GPA; leadership potential; strong social concerns; good communication skills; potential to promote British-American understanding; cannot switch academic fields. Nomination from Hampshire required.

Early October
Rhodes Scholarship
Awards 32 scholarships nationally for two years of study in all fields at Oxford University. Stipend covers cost of tuition and living expenses at Oxford University. U.S. citizen; GPA as close to 4.0 as possible; integrity of character; interest and respect for humanity and social concerns; demonstrated physical vigor which would enable him/her to make an effective contribution. Nomination from Hampshire required. Early October
George J. Mitchell

Provides support for one year of post-graduate study at an institute of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland Provides tuition, housing, a living expense stipend and money for international travel. Must be a U.S. citizen between 18 and 30 years old; must demonstrate a history of academic excellence, community service, leadership abilities. Early October (for the following school year)
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Enables students to study at the University of Cambridge in pursuit of either a second bachelor's degree or a graduate degree. Provides funding for all university and college fees, a maintenance allowance, and a contribution towards airfare. College senior or graduate; must apply to Cambridge University and be accepted; under age 30; GRE required; applications will be reviewed and further applications sent to those eligible. Early November
Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship Scholarship to support  undergraduate or graduate projects related to childrens' media. $10,000

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment, through coursework or experience, to any combination of at least two of the following fields: early childhood education; child development/child psychology; film/television production; music; or animation. Applicant must have the ultimate goal of working in children's media.

Late February


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