G2 Crowd Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Deadline: Scholarships are awarded 4x per year. Please check the website for the next deadline.

Are you a student entrepreneur? Are you passionate about creating opportunities for yourself, then working to develop the skills and relationships necessary to cultivate them? If so, we invite you to apply for the G2 Entrepreneurial Scholarship.

Every applicant MUST 1) be a full-time student, currently enrolled (or about to enroll) in an accredited university within the United States and 2) have a verifiable minimum GPA of 2.5 on a standard scale.

We ask every applicant to answer the following question in 500 words or less: How have you applied your entrepreneurial spirit to overcome past adversity?

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The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Deadline:  November 1

* You are eligible if you are a “Green Card” holder, OR if you are a naturalized citizen, OR if you have two parents who are naturalized citizens as of the date of your application.
* You must not be older than 31 as of November 8.
* You must either have a bachelor’s degree or be in her/his final year of undergraduate study. Those who have a bachelor’s degree may already be pursuing graduate study and may receive Fellowship support to continue that study. Individuals who are in the third, or subsequent, year of study in the same graduate program are not, however, eligible for this competition. Students who have received a master’s degree in a program and are continuing for a doctoral degree in the same program are considered to have been in the same program from the time they began their work on their master’s degree.

Each year the Fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000 (paid in two installments) and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the Fellow. The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.  Recipients of this competitive award (thirty fellowships will be awarded) have, given their ages and backgrounds, shown extraordinary creativity, accomplishment, and commitment to the principles of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Website: www.pdsoros.org

(last checked 8.13.18)

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Deserve Scholarship for International Students

Deadline: September 30

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Students studying in the U.S. on an F1, J1, or M1 visa during the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Must be accepted to study or continuing to study at an eligible college or university.
  • Must submit a valid I-20 or DS-2019 form.
  • Must score in the top 15% on a standardized U.S. college entrance exam (SAT, ACT, GRE, or GMAT).
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA, or higher, or the equivalent from your prior studies.

How This Works

  • Recipients will be selected randomly from the pool of eligible applicants.
  • All scholarships are awarded on a one-time basis.
  • Five scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students and five scholarships will be awarded to graduate students.
  • All applicants are enrolled in a free financial literacy program.
  • No purchase or credit application required.

For more information, please visit here. 

Last checked 4/30/2018

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National Gallery of Art Fellowships

Deadline: Varies, Check Website 

The National Gallery of Art offers several fellowship programs, including a Predoctoral Dissertation Fellowship.

The predoctoral dissertation fellowship program supports advanced graduate research in the history, theory, and criticism of art, architecture, urbanism, and photographic media. Each of the nine fellowships has specific requirements and intents, including support for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation and for residency and travel during the period of dissertation research. Application for a predoctoral dissertation fellowship may be made only through nomination by the chair of a graduate department of art history or other appropriate department. The predoctoral fellowships include: the David E. Finley Fellowship, the Paul Mellon Fellowship, the Samuel H. Kress Fellowship, the Wyeth Fellowship, the Ittleson Fellowship, the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellowship, the Twenty-Four-Month Chester Dale Fellowship, and the Twelve-Month Chester Dale Fellowship.

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Southwest Airlines Education Travel Program

Deadline: April 30

Through this national education initiative, Southwest Airlines will award roundtrip e-pass(es) to undergraduate and graduate students across the country who travel away from home to pursue a higher education and meet the eligibility criteria listed below.

A selection committee consisting of national education advocates and community leaders will select the award recipients. Recipients may be awarded 1-4 roundtrip e-pass(es) for the student and/or parent to use when traveling to/from the college/university. The complimentary e-pass(es) can be used for travel to any of the Southwest Airlines destinations in the United States (void in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law) as listed on www.southwest.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Student must be enrolled in a college at least 200 miles from their permanent home.
  • Student must be in good academic standing as determined by his or her college.
  • Student must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Student must be 18 years old or older at time of application.
  • Recipient must be a legal U.S. resident.
    All federal government regulations related to air travel and Transportation Security Administration rules must be adhered to, including, but not limited to, producing a valid government issued photo ID for air travel.
  • One application per student must be submitted online by the specified deadline of April 30. Incomplete applications and applications not submitted online will be disqualified.
  • Needed travel must be to/from Southwest Airlines domestic destinations.
  • Students will be required to complete and upload an Enrollment Verification Form signed by the registrar at college/university attending.
  • Students will be required to complete and upload a W-9.
  • The student must identify direct or parental ties to a specific country to determine Hispanic origin on the application.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST:

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Your Enrollment Verification Form and W-9 Form must be completed, signed, and ready to upload.
  • Please be sure your essays are 300-500 words. Applications not meeting requirements will not be considered. For scholarship essay writing tips, visit academictips.org.

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Self Score Scholarship for International Students

Deadline: September 28 

Twelve $5000 scholarships are available for International Students (6 for undergraduate and 6 for graduate students).

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Students studying in the U.S. on a F1, J1, or M1 visa during the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Must be accepted to study or continuing to study at an eligible college or university.
  • Must submit a valid I-20 or DS-2019 form.
  • Must score in the top 15% on a standardized U.S. college entrance exam (SAT, ACT, GRE, or GMAT).
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA, or higher, or the equivalent from your prior studies

How this works

  • Recipients will be selected randomly from the pool of eligible applicants.
  • All scholarships are awarded on a one-time basis.
  • Six scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students and six scholarships will be awarded to graduate students.
  • Applicants may designate an international student club or organization as part of their application. Any club or organization selected by a scholarship recipient will receive a one-time grant 
of $1,000.
  • All applicants are enrolled in a Free Financial Literacy program.
  • No purchase or credit application required

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Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship

Deadline: March 1

Established in honor of AIA Honorary President Jane Waldbaum, this scholarship is intended to help students who are planning to participate in archaeological field work for the first time. Students majoring in archaeology or related disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. The Scholarship Fund provides $1000 each to help pay expenses associated with participation in an archaeological field work project (minimum stay one month/4 weeks). The scholarship is open to students who have begun their junior year of undergraduate studies at the time of application and have not yet completed their first year of graduate school at a college or university in the United States or Canada. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must not have previously participated in archaeological field work of any kind. The committee will consider both academic achievement and financial need in its deliberations.

AIA scholarships are open to students from all backgrounds. Minority and disadvantaged students are encouraged to apply.

The Waldbaum Scholarship will be awarded to junior and senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students only.

All applicants must complete the following:

  • Complete online application form
  • Provide names and emails of two references. Your references will receive an email with instructions for submitting their recommendations online. You are responsible for ensuring that both referees have submitted their letters of recommendation online by the application deadline.
  • Send transcripts: Transcripts must be official and include at least two full years of completed college-level work (4 semesters or 6 quarters), not counting AP credits. If you are a transfer student and have attended your current school for less than two years, please submit transcriptsfrom your previous school(s) in order to provide a record of at least two full years of completed college-level work (4 semesters/6 quarters), not counting AP credits. Post-Baccalaureate and first year graduate students must submit both undergraduate and post-graduate transcripts.  Official transcripts are copies which come from your University’s Registrar in unopened envelopes; we must received these in their unopened state. We do accept official electronic transcripts if your university offers them in this version.

Guidelines and Required Information

Applicants must complete the online application form that asks for the following:

  • Information about the project and your anticipated length of stay. Applicant must participate in the project for a minimum of four weeks.
  • A brief essay (300 words or less) in the applicant’s own words explaining why you want to participate in this specific project and how the experience will contribute to your current course of study and eventual career goals.
  • An outline of anticipated expenses associated with participation in the project and a statement from the applicant indicating any other financial resources available or applied for, if any, to help cover these expenses.
  • One or more official transcripts from the applicant’s college(s) or university(ies) that account for at least two full years of completed college-level work (4 semesters or 6 quarters), not counting AP credits. Post-baccalaureate and first year graduate students should also include undergraduate transcripts.
  • The names and emails of two professors or academic advisors at the applicant’s college or university who know the applicant’s work and who are willing to provide letters of recommendation

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Middle East Studies Association of North America

MESA is a private, non-profit, non-political learned society that brings together scholars, educators, and those interested in the study of the region from all over the world. It lists opportunities for awards, grants, fellowships, and prizes in related areas of scholarship that are offered other institutions.

There website has a list of scholarships that may be pertinent, particularly if your research engages topics related to the Middle East.

See more at: https://www.sbl-site.org/careercenter/grants.aspx#sthash.PhgLNo9o.dpuf

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Robert J. McNamara Student Paper Award

Deadline: June 1

Award Objective and Requirements:

This award, which comes in the form of a certificate of honor and a monetary grant of $500, recognizes outstanding scholarship in the sociology of religion conducted by a graduate student.  Only one paper may be submitted by each graduate student for each year’s competition.  Authors (and co-authors, in the case of co-authored submissions) must be members of the Association for the Sociology of Religion and currently enrolled graduate students who have not defended their doctoral dissertation at the time their paper is submitted.  All submissions must be in English or translated into English for the committee to review.  Papers may be unpublished, accepted for publication, or already published as an article.

Application Procedure:

Submissions should be in the form of articles with a maximum length of 40 double-spaced, single-sided pages inclusive of all materials:  text, title, notes, tables, figures, and works cited.  The title page should include an abstract of no more than 200 words.  The text should not exceed 12,000 words, i.e., approximately 36 double-spaced pages in 12-point font.

Submission for McNamara consideration is separate from submission for ASR program participation; students who wish their papers considered for the program must submit paper abstracts to the Program Chair following the guidelines presented in the “Call for Papers.”

Award: 

The award will be presented at the opening reception of the 79th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion (August 12-14, 2017, Montreal, Quebec).  The award includes a certificate of honor and $500.  In the case of multiple authors, the monetary award will be divided among the authors.  The award recipient(s) need not be present at the annual meeting to accept the award, although he/she is highly encouraged to present his/her paper at the annual meeting and to submit the paper to the Association’s journal Sociology of Religion for consideration of publication, if it has not already been published.  The award recipient(s) may also apply for up to $500 travel assistance to present his or her paper at the annual meeting through the Gallagher Travel Grant Competition.

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Joseph H. Fichter Research Grant Competition

Deadline: May 1

Grant Objective and Requirements:

Fichter Research Grants are awarded annually by ASR to members of the Association involved in promising sociological research on women in religion or on the intersection between religion and gender or religion and sexualities.  A total of $12,000 is available to be awarded annually, and this amount is usually distributed among several of the leading applications in the year’s competition. Dissertation research qualifies for funding, as does postdoctoral research by junior and senior scholars.  Although these grants are open to scholars who are pursuing or currently have a Ph.D. in a range of disciplines, the proposed research must be sociological in nature.  Applicants must also be members of the Association for the Sociology of Religion at the time of application.

What the Research Grants Do and Do Not Cover: 

The Fichter Grants cover only direct research expenses, such as: (1) transportation expenses to conduct research; (2) the cost of hiring a research assistant or transcriber; (3) computer software packages that are not typically provided by a college or university (e.g., specialized statistical software packages).  They do NOT cover:  (1) secondary costs, such as facilities and administrative costs (i.e., overhead expenses) or tuition for students; (2) salary, replacement salary, summer stipends or fringe benefits for the Principal Investigator;  (3) membership dues to academic societies including ASR; (4) conference registration fees or travel costs to conferences; (5) items that can reasonably be expected to be provided by a college or university, such as computers, books, commonly used software packages, etc.; (5) any other costs which the Fichter Grant Committee and/or ASR deems to be excluded.  When Fichter Grant recipients must travel to conduct their research, Fichter funds can be used to pay for up to 50% of their food and non-alcoholic beverage expenses.  Any equipment approved by the Fichter Grant Committee for purchasing using Fichter Grant funds shall be considered the property to ASR and shall be sent to the ASR Executive Office upon completion of the research.

Application Procedure: 

Applications should include the following elements bound together in a single MS Word or PDF document:

1) A proposal of not more than five double-spaced pages (1,250 words) which outlines the rationale and plan of research. It should have a descriptive title for the research project (e.g., “A Examination of Women’s Leadership Role in Two Catholic Parishes”), present a clear research question, review previous research and theory that forms the background for the study, describe the social scientific research method(s) that will be used to carry out the research as well as a research timetable, and summarize succinctly what the research aims to discover.

2) A detailed, one-page budget.  It should indicate the items for which the applicant is seeking funding, and next to each item, the amount it will cost (in U.S. dollars) and the exact purposes for which it will be used. An itemized budget is necessary to enable the Fichter Committee to determine if the budget is reasonable and for decisions concerning partial funding.  Applicants are advised to NOT include items in their proposed budget that ASR does not cover (see above).

3) An updated curriculum vitae, including a statement of his/her qualifications to carry out the proposed research, and a current email address at which he/she can be contacted during the summer months.

Simultaneous submissions to other grant competitions are permissible if the applicant is explicit about which budget items in the Fichter grant proposal do not overlap items in other submitted proposals.  In the case of simultaneous submissions, please provide the Fichter Grant Committee with the names and contact information of these other foundations or associations to which you are applying.

All applications, including the proposal, budget, c.v., and statement of qualifications, must be in English and submitted electronically as a single MS Word or PDF document to the Chair of the Fichter Grant Committee by May 1.

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