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• ISI Fellowships Program
The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) is a non-profit, non-partisan, tax-exempt educational organization whose purpose is to convey to successive generations of college youth a better understanding of the values and institutions that sustain a free and virtuous society.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and college seniors applying for graduate school or current graduates (with the exception of the Simon Fellowship, where students must be seniors or recent graduates). Applicants must be familiar with ISI's mission and programs. Applicants may apply for more than one fellowship, but may only receive one ISI fellowship during his or her academic career. Those attending pre-professional (medical, law) schools are ineligible.
Applications for the Graduate Fellowship starting in the fall must be postmarked by mid-February of the same year (see scholarship website for exact dates). Winners are announced in April.
Richard M. Weaver Fellowship
The Fellowship assists future professors who are dedicated to the idea of liberal education. The Fellowship pays tuition and a stipend of $5,000. The essay required is "Liberal Education and the Free Society."
Western Civilization Fellowship
The Fellowship supports at the graduate level a new generation of scholars who value the West and are studying its institutions, values, and history. It awards each recipient $20,000 for dissertation work related to the intellectual, economic, political, socia, or religious heritage of Wester civilization. The essay required is "Liberty in the Western Tradition."
Henry Salvatori Fellowship
The Fellowship is designed for graduate students who are trying to understand and appreciate both the principles of the founding fathers and the culture that formed their convictions and ideals. It provides $10,000 to each recipient for graduate work related to the American founding. The essay required is "Liberty and the American Founding."
Bache Renshaw Fellowship
The Fellowship provides support to future Doctors of Education who appreciate the importance of our Western heritage and are capable of training future teachers in the liberal arts. It provides full tuition and a living stipend of $12,000 for doctoral study at the University of Virginia Curry School of Education. The essay required is "Teachers in a Free Society."
William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose
Graduating college seniors may be interested in this unrestricted cash grant for students who, on the basis of their academic record and extra curricular activities, have demonstrated a desire and capability to strengthen civil society. The top award of $40,000, and two additional grants of $5,000 each, will be given to applicants who have concrete plans for improving the civic life of their community. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and college seniors or recent graduates who are familiar with ISI's mission and programs. As part of the application, students must include a clear statement of how they will use the award. Preference is given to applicants who can est articulate their past efforts, future plans, and individual philosophy for living a life of noble purpose.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and college seniors or recent graduates who are familiar with ISI's mission and programs. As part of the application, students must include a clear statement of how they will use the award. Preference is given to applicants who can est articulate their past efforts, future plans, and individual philosophy for living a life of noble purpose.
• Liberal Arts Diversity Organization (LADO)
As a member of the Liberal Arts Diversity Organization (LADO), Smith students have been invited to apply for a paid summer research Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities, and Social and Physical Sciences. The many benefits of the LADO summer fellowship include mentored graduate-level research opportunities, GRE preparation, a substantial stipend, campus housing, and transportation to either Columbia University or the University of California, Berkeley. More Info:
(Program dates: June 2—August 3, 2013) and/or
(Program dates June 2—July 27). Application deadline is Friday, Feb.22
• National Endowment for the Humanities Summer
NEH is offering up to 15 summer internships in Washington, D.C. College students entering their junior or senior year in are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, foreign nationals who have been legal residents in the United States for at least 3 years or territorial residents of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Applicants must also have declared an undergraduate major in one of the disciplines of the humanities or have a strong background in the humanities. Past interns have written articles for Humanities magazine, researched emerging fields in the humanities, and developed web-based tools for gathering humanities-related information. The application deadline is usually in January of the year that the internship will take place. Information on the program and the application procedure is available at http://www.neh.gov/about/human-resources/career-opportunities.
• Smithsonian Institution
Fellowships are available to study at the Smithsonian Institution for all levels of academic completion in all fields of study represented by the Institution. Some are geared towards specific minorities. A listing is available at www.si.edu/ofg/fell.htm.
Additionally, interested students should search for "Fellowships" from the Smithsonian's main site, www.si.edu, for opportunities that may not be listed in the previous link.
Undergraduates at Smith College may also apply for the college's Smith Program at the Smithsonian Institution, a semester-long for-credit internship open to juniors and seniors run by the American Studies program. The academic program consists of a seminar on biography taught by Dr. Laura Katzman of the Smithsonian, a tutorial on research methods, and a research project under the supervision of a Smithsonian staff member. Professor Donald R. Robinson directs the program. More information is available at