Scholarships, Fellowships and Loan Repayment
*If you are interested in Prestigious Scholarships, please contact Dr. Lois Anne Harris at
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
CHCI is promoting College Scholarships (Deadline: 4/16/11); Congressional
Internships for Summer 2011 (Deadline: 2/04/11) and for Fall 2011 (Deadline: 4/29/11);
and CHCI Public Policy Fellowships for 2011 (Deadline: 2/18/11) as well as the CHCI
Graduate Fellowship Program for 2011-2012 (Deadline: 2/18/11) in the nation's capital.
Travel, housing, healthcare insurance, and monthly stipends range from $2200-$2700.
Scholarships available to Nursing and Allied Health Students
Allied Health Students are now eligible to apply for the Nursing Scholarships.
Launched in 2008, the scholarship program was previously open to only nursing students,
but has now expanded to include those pursuing a career as allied health professionals as
well. CampusRN has launched a new scholarship program in conjunction with the
creation of the CampusRN state edition network. This nationwide scholarship program is
the most comprehensive of its kind for nursing programs and nursing students because it
features scholarship winners from six different regions across the country in which
CampusRN has launched state edition sites. CampusRN will award six $2500
scholarships to a needy and deserving nursing student in each region. Students can apply
directly at http://www.campusrn.com/register/scholarship.asp before the application
deadline of April 1, 2011.
Institute for Humane Studies Scholarship
Humane Studies Fellowships of up to $15,000 are awarded to graduate students
and outstanding undergraduates planning academic careers with liberty-advancing
research interests. The fellowships are open to students in a range of fields, such as
economics, philosophy, law, political science, anthropology, and literature. The program
began in 1983 as the Claude R. Lambe Fellowships, and in 2010 awarded more than 180
fellowships ranging from $2,000 to $15,000.Deadline: December 31, 2010.
Details and application form at http://www.theihs.org/ContentDetails.aspx?id=178.
The Davies-Jackson Scholarship at St. John’s College
The Davies-Jackson Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students with
exceptional academic records, who are among the first in their families to graduate
college, to participate in a course of study at St. John College at the University of
Cambridge. Graduating seniors may apply for either the one-year M.Phil degree program
or as an Affiliated Student for the two-year B.A. degree program. Scholarship recipients
will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich educational environment of
St. John’s, which was founded in the 16th century, by reading in one of the following
subjects: Archaeology and Anthropology, Classics, Economics, English, Geography,
History, History of Art, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music, Philosophy, or Social
and Political Sciences.
The application deadline is November 1, 2010 should be made directly to the Davies-
Jackson Scholarship Committee, not to the University. Application materials may be
obtained by accessing the Davies-Jackson web site at:
The Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship
The mission of the University of Kansas Madison and Lila Self Graduate
Fellowship is to identify, recruit, and provide development opportunities for exceptional
Ph.D. students in business, economics, engineering, mathematics, biological, biomedical,
pharmaceutical, and physical sciences who demonstrate the promise to make significant
contributions to their fields of study and society as a whole. Self Fellows are selected for
their vision, career goals, and achievements. They are able to set and attain goals, show
leadership potential and motivation, and possess a strong work ethic. Self Fellows also
demonstrate initiative, passion for achievement and lifelong learning, and make a
commitment to participate in the Fellow Development Program.
New Self Fellows for 2011-2012 will receive annual support of $29,000 for four years.
Payment is through appointment as a graduate research assistant, or occasionally as a
graduate teaching assistant. The fellowship covers tuition, fees, and the employer's share
of student health insurance costs. All fellows must actively participate in the Fellow
Development Program. The total value of the four-year doctoral fellowship exceeds
$164,000. The 29 current Self Fellows are among 123 students who have benefited from
the fellowship since it was established in 1989.
Outstanding Ph.D. applicants and first-year Ph.D. students in eligible disciplines may be
nominated by their departments for a Self Graduate Fellowship. The deadline for departments
to nominate students is February 3, 2011. Please contact your department for additional details.
Details and application form at http://www2.ku.edu/~selfpro/
Graduate Gateway Program
Jump start your career with American University's Washington Semester Graduate
Gateway Program, a hands-on experience that includes two graduate level courses, an
internship, and all the excitement of change sweeping through Washington, D.C. This
exclusive program, offered by the prestigious American University, is the perfect
opportunity for you to:
Ease your way into the advanced degree process (no GRE required)
Test out a potential career path
Learn from esteemed educators and visionary professionals
Transform an internship into a real job opportunity
Connect with fellow students from across the country and around the world
Live on Capitol Hill or arrange your own accommodations in one of D.C.'s
Experience all the culture, excitement, and world –class events of the Nation's
First, you'll choose your field of study, earning 7 graduate credits that are transferable to
most institutions of higher learning, and then you'll select from a robust list of power-
packed, three-day per week internships. From Congressional and Senate offices, the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security, and the Smithsonian Institution to the Nature
Conservancy, Save Darfur Coalition, the World Bank Group, CNN's Washington Bureau,
and many more, our Graduate Program gives you the chance to gain practical experience
while making invaluable contacts for future job prospects!
The application deadline for the Fall 2011 semester is June 11, 2011. For details about
this program http://www.american.edu/washingtonsemester/grad/index.cfm
The National Health Service Corps
The National Health Service Corps scholarship pays tuition, required fees, and
some other education costs, tax free, for as many as four years. Education costs may
include books, clinical supplies, laboratory expenses, instruments, two sets of uniforms
and travel for one clinical rotation. Recipients also receive a monthly living stipend
($1,289 in 2010-2011). The stipend is taxable.
Am I Eligible?
U.S. Citizen or National
Enrolled or Accepted for Enrollment
Pursuing An Eligible Degree In An Accredited Program Located in the U.S. (joint
programs that provide dual degrees are not eligible):
o Physician: MD or DO
o Dentist: DDS or DMD
o Family Nurse Practitioner: master's degree or post-master's certificate
o Certified Nurse-Midwife: master's degree or post-master's certificate
o Physician Assistant: associate, bachelor's or master's degree
Review the link http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/scholarship/for more information and for the
2011-2012 application deadline.
The National Health Service Corps
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), through scholarship and loan
repayment programs, helps Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the U.S. get
the medical, dental, and mental health providers they need to meet their tremendous need
for health care. The NHSC Loan Repayment Program offers fully trained primary care
physicians (MD or DO), family nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, physician
assistants, dentists, dental hygienists, and certain mental health clinicians $50,000 to
repay student loans in exchange for 2 years serving in a community-based site in a high-
need HPSA that has applied to and been approved by the NHSC as a service site.
After completing their 2 years of service, loan repayors may apply for additional years of
The loan repayment program recruits both clinicians just completing training and
seasoned professionals to meet the immediate need for care throughout the Nation.
Review the website for more information http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/about/