• "Beyond the Book" Scholarship

    Collge of arts and sciences_logo‌The UM College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to fund research activities for A & S undergraduate students (freshman, sophomores and juniors) to pursue special intensive learning beyond the traditional classroom experience.  Such opportunities may include, but are not limited to, summer lab research, fieldwork, internships, and archival research.  Projects involving surveys and/or interviews require approval from the University’s Institutional Research Board.

    Recipients will receive a stipend of $2,500.  At the completion of their research activities, participants are required to submit a 3-5 page report to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.  Students may receive only one “Beyond the Book” award; previous awardees are not eligible.  To apply, Arts & Sciences students must submit an application (available online or in the Dean’s Office at Ashe #227), an unofficial copy of student transcript (copy of student’s degree program requirement), a 500-word description of their proposed project, an expense budget, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member. Visit the College of Arts and Sciences scholarship information for more details about Beyond the Book.


    Department of State Critical Language Scholarships

    CLS logo2‌Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) provide fully funded, group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for eight to ten weeks each summer. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. For application instructions, please visit the Critical Language Scholarships website at: http://www.CLScholarship.org.  


    Watson Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program

  • brown_watson_scholarship_postdoc_logo_‌Each fall, the Watson Institute invites applications from exceptional early career scholars from across the social sciences to join the postdoctoral fellows program.

  • Humanity in Action: Fellowship Program

  • humanity in action scholarship_logo1‌The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. Each program is highly interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.

    Click here for more information about the humanity in action fellowship program


    Marshall Scholarship

    marshall scholarship_logo1‌The Marshall Scholarship commemorates the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan and express the continuing gratitude of the British people to ‌their American counterparts. Up to 40 Marshall Scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at a UK university in any field of study. Visit www.marshallscholarship.org for more information or contact Kefryn Reese in the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships at prestigiousawards@miami.edu


     ​Rhodes Scholarship

    rhodes trust_scholarship_logo‌The Rhodes Scholarshipwas initiated in 1902 to bring outstanding students from around the world to pursue graduate study at the University of Oxford.  Candidates must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 24 from and hold a bachelor’s degree by October 2015. Visit www.rhodesscholar.org for more information or contact Kefryn Reese in the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships at prestigiousawards@miami.edu


    Senator J. William Fullbright

    Fulbright_logo‌The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship program in international educational exchange, was proposed by Senator J. William Fulbright to the U.S. Congress in the aftermath of World War II as a much-needed vehicle for promoting “mutual understanding between people of the Unites States and the people of other countries of the world.” This info session will cover program basics, the ins and outs of the application process, and will help students begin to organize their proposals. Descriptions of the various grant programs for U.S. students may be found at http://www.us.fulbrightonline.org/

    UM graduate and undergraduate students with exceptional scholastic and extracurricular records in all fields are encouraged to attend.​​


    Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship

    rangel scholarship_logo1‌The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2014 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship.  The Fellowship welcomes applications from young people interested in careers of international service.  The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program plans to award 20 fellowship of up to $35,000 annually over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides professional development and support activities for those who want to become Foreign Services Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master's program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, languages, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2013, have GPAs of at least 3.2, and be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.

    Undergraduate students interested in this opportunity should consider applying for The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program,  a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University.

    Students planning to submit applications should contact Kefryn Reese in the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships at prestigiousawards@miami.edu.


    Boren Scholarship for Study in World Regions Critical to U.S. Interests

    Boren scholarship_logo‌Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

    Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. The scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.  NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

    For more information visit www.borenawards.org or e-mail Kefryn Reese at prestigiousawards@miami.edu. Complete application instructions for UM Students are available at www.miami.edu/awards under “David L. Boren Scholarship Program.”


    Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Undergraduate Fellowships

    Woodrow Wilson Scholarships_logo‌The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal of the fellowship is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The Program develops a source of trained men and women from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department, who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad.

    General Information

    Each Undergraduate Fellowship award provides financial support of up to $40,000 annually towards tuition, room and board, reimbursement for books and some travel may be paid during the senior year and during the first year of graduate study pending availability of funding. Participating schools provide financial support in the second year of graduate study based on need. This funding is to help cover tuition costs first then room and board, books, laboratory fees and one round- trip ticket per academic year between the Fellow’s residence and the academic institution, pending availability of funds. The fellowship also support paid summer internships in Washington, DC and overseas.

    Application Procedure and Dates

    Additional information and application instructions may be found on the Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship – Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Website www.woodrow.org/pickering Application and supporting materials must be submitted directly to The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Students planning to apply should contact The Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships (prestigiousawards@miami.edu or 305-284-5387)


    Boren Fellowships for Graduate Students

    Boren scholarship_logo‌Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interest, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. 

    Boren Fellows represent a variety of academic and professional disciplines, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Swahili. The fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their project, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.  NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

    For more information visit www.borenawards.org or e-mail Kefryn Reese at prestigiousawards@miami.edu


    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hollings scholarship

    NOAA scholarships_logo‌The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with "hands-on"/ practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory Hollings Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • U.S. citizenship.
    • Full-time status as a college sophomore at an accredited college or university within the United States or U.S. territories.
    • Cumulative and semester/quarter GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in all completed undergraduate courses and in the major field of study.
    • Majoring in a discipline area related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, or education, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA's programs and mission, e.g., biological, social and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; and teacher education.

    For more information and access to the on-line application go to http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/Hollings_info.html.  For additional application guidance contact Kefryn Reese in the Office of Academic Enhancement at prestigiousawards@miami.edu.


    The Udall Scholarship

    udall-logo3_small‌The Udall Foundation awards approximately 50 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. The Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. Udall scholars represent the next generation of environmental leaders who are innovative consensus-builders dedicated to making a difference.  They are already tackling critical environmental issues in their communities and on their campus.  Another category of Udall scholars are those who are committed to Native American issues and tribal leadership.

    Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:

    • To students of any background who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment; or
    • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or
    • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident.
    • Plan on full-time study during the 2014-2015 academic year
    • Be a college sophomore or junior.
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
    Be committed to a career related to the environment OR committed to a career in tribal public policy or Native American health care (only Native Americans and Alaska Natives are eligible to apply in tribal public policy or Native American health care)

    UM may nominate up to three students in each category.  If you are interested in being a nominee, visit the Udall scholarship website: www.udall.gov, then contact The Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships at prestigiousawards@miami.edu for complete application instructions.