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Updated 9/18/14

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• German Chancellor Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's German Chancellor Fellowship Program is for university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China, Brazil and India with an interest in international issues and demonstrated leadership potential. The program is targeted at accomplished young professionals who are likely to become decision-makers, thought leaders, and influential voices in their respective fields. Fellows will be recruited from a broad range of areas such as politics and public policy, law, media, business, the non-governmental sector, and the arts. The program provides fellows the opportunity to spend one year in Germany, where they will network with other prospective leaders from abroad and explore new solutions to the global issues of our times. This prestigious program builds on Germany's established and growing reputation as a favored destination for problem-focused international dialogue and a meeting place for tomorrow's international leaders.

During their time in Germany, Federal Chancellor Fellows conduct independent projects at their host institutions. The project should involve original exploration of a topic or issue, or research in the fellow's respective field of interest. The fellows are mentored by hosts in Germany, whom the fellows have chosen on the basis of their expertise in their respective areas. Projects should be of relevance to modern societies, have a long-term and visible impact, and help to advance fellows' careers and professional development. Through their experience in Germany, fellows will acquire greater knowledge of their fields, gain new international experience, and strengthen their intercultural competence - all essential qualities for future professional leaders.


Glamour's Top 10 College Women


Every year since 1957, Glamour's Top 10 College Women Competition has saluted the most outstanding young female leaders on America's campuses. Winners have gone on to achieve remarkable success and collectively, they represent women's explosion into every field imaginable.

An applicant must be a full-time junior presently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada and be able to display leadership experience, campus and community involvement, unique and inspiring goals, and excellence in her field of study.

The application consists of a completed application form, official transcript, list of activities on and off campus, a 500-700 word essay describing your most meaningful achievements, a photograph, and two letters of recommendation. Slides, CDs, videotapes, etc, of work are permitted to be enclosed with application.

Winners receive a $3,000 cash prize (grand prize of $20,000), a trip to New York City, a meeting with top female professionals, and recognition in Glamour magazine.

The early deadline for applications is July 15.

Humanity in Action

Humanity in Action is an international organization that educates, inspires and connects a network of university students and young professionals committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship in their own communities and around the world.

Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore different national histories of discrimination and resistance to injustice, as well as examples of contemporary human rights issues affecting minority groups. The programs are intended to instill a responsibility among Humanity in Action Fellows to recognize the need to protect minorities and promote human rights in their own communities and around the world.

The Humanity in Action Fellowship includes:
  • A two-day orientation in Washington, DC at the Council on Foreign Relations
  • A four week fellowship program in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris or Warsaw
  • Daily lectures and discussions with leading academics, journalists, politicians and activists
  • Site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums and memorials
  • Participation in the annual Humanity in Action International Conference
  • A final project in which participants research and publish in-depth articles that draw attention to issues that were explored during the Fellowship
Applicants to the Humanity in Action Fellowship must be currently enrolled sophomores, juniors, and seniors or recent graduates (undergraduate classes of 2012 and 2013) at accredited, four-year undergraduate colleges or universities in the United States.

In the coming year, Humanity in Action will award fellowships to approximately 40 outstanding scholars from the United States.. Selections are made on the basis of demonstrated commitment to social justice, evidence of leadership potential, significant academic achievement, entrepreneurship and social maturity. In 2013, Humanity in Action received more than 550 applications and awarded 42 fellowships to students representing 37 academic institutions.

Students of all academic disciplines, interests and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Humanity in Action covers the costs of participation and accommodation during the fellowship and provides financial aid to cover travel costs for those with demonstrated need.

To learn more, please visit www.humanityinaction.org.

If interested, visit John Lewis Fellowship website.

Josephine De Kármán Fellowship Trust

International students who have been accepted into graduate programs in the U.S. and are seeking funding, try http://www.dekarman.org/

GreenPal Scholarship

This scholarship is an auto-renewing scholarship for college first years and sophomores to apply for tuition funding. See here for more information.

Buildium's Women in Technology Scholarship

This scholarship is for Computer Science and Engineering majors to help pay for college tuition. For more information, see here.