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Scholarships for Summer Programs


1. American Economic A​ssociat​ion​​ (AEA) seeks to prepare talented undergraduates for doctoral programs in Economics and related disciplines.

2. Bunche Summer Institute: Introduces minority juniors to the world of graduate study and encourages applications to PhD programs in political science.

3. Fulbright UK Summer Institutes: Provides freshmen and sophomores the opportunity to experience an exciting academic programme at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

4. Harriman Foreign Service​: The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships are offered annually to three outstanding undergraduates from across the nation. Students are chosen to serve in a summer professional position with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, and the U.S. Embassies in London and Paris.

5. Hollings: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings)  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 NOAA 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.

6. Morgan Stanley Richard B. Fisher Scholarship Program​: a competitive undergraduate scholarship program established to provide outstanding Black, Hispanic, -Native American and LGBT students with a financial award for a summer internship based on exceptional academic achievement. Eligible candidates must be currently enrolled as a sophomore or junior at an accredited four-year institution at the time of their application with a competitive grade point average. Students with all majors are eligible.

7. New Sector Alliance Summer Fellowship program: An intensive, 11-week leadership development program for individuals interested in the social impact sector.

8. Rangel International Affairs: For undergraduates, there is a six-week summer enrichment program that involves two courses and a writing seminar in Washington DC.  Participants are also introduced to a wide-range of professionals working on global issues.  The program aims to prepare students for careers in international affairs.  The program covers tuition, travel, room and board, and provides a small stipend.  The program particularly encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.

9. State Department Foreign Internship Program: The US Foreign Service is seeking applicants for a new internship program that lets students intern for two summers, first in DC and then at an embassy overseas. This is PAID, and would be a great foot in the door for anyone thinking about going into the Foreign Service.