Available Scholarships and Internships for Current First-years
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
- More information: Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Deadline: October 2, 2012 for Spring 2013, March 1, 2013 for Summer/Fall 2013
Campus deadlines: September 10, 2012, January 31, 2013
Betsy Fisher, ’10, received a Gilman Scholarship to study in Amman, Jordan, Spring 2009. Shawn Whites and Chelsea Back, both '13, have also received Gilman awards.
Clinton Global Initiatives University
Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together world leaders to take action on global challenges, President Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world.
Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting for students, national youth organizations, and university officials to discuss solutions to pressing global issues. Thousands of students come together to make a difference in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Energy & Climate Change, Global Health, Peace & Human Rights, and Poverty Alleviation.
All students who wish to attend the CGI U Meeting must submit an application. Each application is thoroughly reviewed by the CGI U team. CGI U actively seeks a range of students who have a variety of experiences, interests, talents, and goals.
- More information: Applying for Clinton Global Initiative
Lingyi Sun, ’12, attended the 2009 CGI U in Austin Texas.
Critical Language Scholarships
The Department of State Critical Language Scholarships will provide funding for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students to participate in beginning, intermediate and/or advanced level summer language programs in Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu at American Overseas Research Centers and affiliated partners.
Recipients of these scholarships will be expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers.
All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be either currently enrolled in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate* or graduate level or have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program no more than 2 years ago. Students in all disciplines including business, engineering, science, the social sciences and humanities are encouraged to apply. Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college course-work by program start date (one year is defined as two semesters or three quarters). The U.S. Department of State and CAORC welcome all eligible applications and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or handicap condition.
Programs range from 7 weeks to 11 weeks, beginning in early to mid-June with a pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC. Students must attend the full program and participate in all program activities.
All program costs are covered for participants. This includes travel between the student's home city and program location, pre-departure orientation costs, applicable visa fees, room, board, travel within country and all entrance fees for program activities. Note: U.S. passport fees will not be paid by the scholarship.
- More information: Critical Language Scholarship
Evan Pugh, '12 received a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic during the summer of 2009. Leslie Marshall '10, received a CLS to Indonesia, and Chelsea McGill '12, was awarded a CLS in 2011 and 2012 to study in Bangladesh.
Environmental Law Institute Research Intern
The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), a non-profit research and education center in
Positions are available throughout the academic year (minimum 15 hours/week) and during the summer (full-time). Candidates should possess superior research, writing and interpersonal communication skills, as well as a strong desire to gain knowledge of the environmental field. A strong academic background is required, but specific environmental experience is not mandatory. Applicants must have completed freshman year of college. Compensation is not available, but a small transportation stipend is provided.
- More information: Environmental Law Institute Research Intern
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK. These summer programmes provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer programme.
Participants in these programmes will get 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.
Must be a U.S. citizen with a minimum 3.5 GPA at the time of application.
Ellen Rosebrough ’13 and Danny Persia ’14 have both participated in the Fulbright UK Summer Institutes.
NASA M.U.S.T. Scholarship
The NASA MUST (Motivating Undergraduates in Science & Technology) scholarship supports the best and the brightest students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines during the early years of their college education while enriching their learning with the MUST Professional Academic Support System (MUST PASS), an academic enrichment, mentoring and career development system. Scholars participate in exciting research opportunities at NASA Centers that will help broaden their career horizons.
Students from underrepresented groups in STEM are encouraged to apply. For First-years/Sophomores/Juniors. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
- More information: NASA M.U.S.T Scholarship
Watch the website for information on applying for 2013
NSEP David L. Boren Scholarship
The NSEP (National Security Education Program) David L. Boren Scholarships provides opportunities for US undergraduates to study abroad in world regions critical to US interests (excluding Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand). Students incur a service agreement which is explained on the website.
First-years/Sophomores/Juniors. Must be a U.S. citizen.
- More information: http://www.borenawards.org
Deadline: February 13, 2013
Campus deadline: November 5, 2012
Kevin Ching, '10, was Denison's first NSEP Boren Scholar and used his award to study in China during 2009-2010. Evan Pugh, '13, spent a year between his sophomore and junior years at Denison to use his Boren Scholarship to study in Morocco.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Grants
The nuclear education opportunity for grants is currently available on Grants.gov, the central storehouse for information on federally funded grant programs. NRC's Nuclear Education Grants provide funding for undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, trade school scholarships, and faculty development grants. The exact amount of funds that NRC may recommend for grants is determined in pre-award negotiations between the applicant and the agency. NRC only awards grants directly to accredited U.S. institutions of higher education and does not award individual scholarships or fellowships.
The contacts for more information on these grants are as follows: Administrative questions contact Nicole Pratt, Division of Contracts, 301-415-0236; and technical questions contact, John Gutterridge, Office of Human Resources 301-492-2313.
- More information: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?oppId=187013&mode=VIEW
Deadline: October 2, 2012
Campus Deadline: September 10, 2012
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department, or on interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. A partnership with the Department of Defense supports REU Sites in DoD-relevant research areas. (2) REU Supplements may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects or may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements.
Deadline for REU Supplement requests: Varies with the research program. Contact the cognizant program officer for the award or proposal that would be supplemented.
- More information: Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Students apply directly to the REU sites. A directory can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm
Roothbert Fund Scholarship Program
Roothbert Fund scholarships are open to all in the United States regardless of sex, age, color, nationality or religious background (international students are eligible). It seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values and preference will be given to those who can satisfy high scholastic requirements and are considering careers in education. As a rule, The Roothbert Fund does not make Scholarship Grants EXCEPT to applicants whose current or permanent address is located in one of the following States and applicants planning to move to one of such States prior to March 1 of the year in which the application is made: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, or North Carolina.
Grants are meant to be supplementary, averaging $2,000-$3,000.
- More information: Roothbert Fund Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 31, 2013
Student Conservation Association Environmental Internships
SCA offers internships in over 50 disciplines throughout the US. If you are 18 or older and want to make a difference, serving with SCA offers many benefits to you and the world. Conversation Internships are 3-12 month expense-paid opportunities to preserve environmental and cultural resources.
- More information: SCA Environmental Internships