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Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Science and Technology Directorate

Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships with competitive stipends and tuition allowances offered for study.

Rotary International

"The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies."

The Fulbright program

The Fulbright Program offers funding to US citizens and citizens of 140 foreign countries. Grants are made to citizens of participating countries, primarily for: university teaching, advanced research, graduate study, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

Ford Foundation Fellowship for Minorities

Approximately 60 predoctoral, 35 dissertation, and 24 postdoctoral fellowship sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies.

Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizen or national Native American Indian, Mexican American/Chicana/Chicano, Alaska Native (Eskimo or Aleut), Native Pacific Islander(Polynesian or Miconesian), Black/African American, or Puerto Rican Planning a career in teaching and research at the college level or university level.

Stipends, Allowances and Deadline:
PREDOCTORAL - $16,000 to the fellow, institutional allowance $7,500 for three years. DISSERTATION - $21,000 for one year. POSTDOCTORAL - $34,000 for one year, $3,000 travel and reallocation allowance, $2,000 cost-of-research allowance, $2,500 employing institution allowance, to be matched by employing institution.

For further information and application, contact: Fellowship Office, GR 346A National Research Council of the National Academies 500 Fifth Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 Phone: (202) 334-2872 Fax: (202)334-3419 E-mail: (Web-based applications may be filled out and submitted on-line)

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation believes that all students deserve access to higher education. Developing the next generation of leaders requires supporting students who are driven to learn and are committed leaders yet may not have the resources to continue their studies. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to reducing financial obstacles that prevent many deserving students from fulfilling their academic potential.

The James Madison Foundation

The James Madison Foundation offers James Madison Fellowships to a select group of individuals who desire to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution. The applicants must enter a competition. For more information visit the James Madison Foundations' webpage.

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty awards per year for up to three years of graduate study in any subject anywhere in the United States. The fellowship provides a maintenance allowance of $20,000 plus half of the tuition of the university the applicant attends or will attend for graduate study.

The Graduate FAF Program

The Graduate FAF Program provides fellowship funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States 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.

The Connecticut Environmental Health Association

The Connecticut Environmental Health Association awards scholarships to deserving individuals interested in pursuing higher education in environmental health or a related field.

The Collegiate Inventors Competition

The Collegiate Inventors Competition is a national competition designed to encourage college students active in science, engineering, mathematics, technology and creative invention, while stimulating their problem-solving abilities.Each winning student - or student team - receives a $20,000 cash prize and a $2,000 gift certificate to

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