National Fellowships and Scholarships

American Sociological Association Minority Fellowships
Through its Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), the American Sociological Association (ASA) supports the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline. In addition to providing financial support, MFP works with its Fellows and their faculty mentors to help prepare the Fellow for a research career.

Capital Fellows Program
The Capital Fellows Programs consist of four individual fellowships in the California legislative, executive and judicial branches. Applicants may apply to one or more programs–California Senate Fellows, Executive Fellowship, Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship, and Judicial Administration Fellowship.
Faculty Adviser: Rachel VanSickle-Ward

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program
Each year the Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates. Those who have begun graduate studies are not eligible for consideration.See your school’s Nominating Official to learn more about the college application process.
Faculty Adviser: Michael Ballagh

Coro Fellowship
Coro Fellows are diverse, talented individuals committed to positive change in their communities throughout their lives and careers .Coro is looking for people who have demonstrated some leadership either academically, or within a community and have an interest in public affairs. In addition, Coro is looking for the following qualities: ability to work within a diverse group, commitment to public service, flexibility and intellectual curiosity.

East-West Center
The East-West Center offers a wide variety of both short- and long-term programs for individuals. Academic scholarship and fellowships, as well as educational exchange and professional development programs are available.

Goldwater Scholarship
One of the oldest and most prestigious national scholarships in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics in the United States, seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming this Nation’s next generation of research leaders in these fields.

James Madison Graduate Fellowship
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence.

Knight-Hennessy Scholarship
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will annually identify a group of up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue a wide-ranging graduate education at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders.

Napier Fellowship
Two $15,000 awards will be given by Pilgrim Place in Claremont to graduating seniors at the 5Cs who demonstrate outstanding leadership promise in the areas of social justice, peace, and environmental sustainability. Each college can nominate up to three students for the awards. All students nominated will be named Napier Fellows and will have the opportunity for a one-year mentoring relationship with Pilgrim Place residents having a significant vocational affinity with the nominees.

Neuroscience Fellowship
Awardees will conduct research in a neuroscience laboratory of your choice as part of the Claremont Colleges’ Intercollegiate Neurosciences Summer Research Fellowship Program. Five students, selected on a competitive basis, will each be awarded $5,000. The competition is open to all neuroscience majors across the 5Cs.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.

Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Teach for America
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals of all academic majors, career interests, and professional backgrounds who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. See Career Services for application assistance.

Truman Fellowship
The Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service and leadership.

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.

Union Semester Fellowship
New York Union Semester is a one of a kind full-time semester-long program that combines rigorous academic study with first-hand experience within the labor movement. As interns, students learn hands-on how unions and labor organizations fight for workers’ rights by contributing to the movement themselves. During class time, students analyze the experience they gain in the field by studying the history of and current debates within the US labor movement.