Available Scholarships and Internships for Current Sophomores
Amgen Scholars Program
The Amgen Scholars Program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on summer research at ten of the leading US research institutions – Cal Tech, Columbia/Barnard, Howard, MIT, Stanford, UC-Berkeley, UCLA, UC-San Diego, UC-San Francisco, and the University of Washington. Research opportunities are available in the following fields: biochemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, biopsychology, biotechnology, chemical and biomolecular engineering, chemistry, immunology, medical pharmacology, microbiology, molecular genetics, molecular medicine, molecular pharmacology, molecular/cell/developmental biology, neurobiology, neuroscience, pathology, physiological psychology, physiological science, statistics, and toxicology. Students must be US citizens or permanent residents, have completed the sophomore or junior year (or be non-graduating seniors), and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2, with an interest in pursuing a PhD or MD-PhD program. Information about the program is available at http://www.amgenscholars.com.
Deadline: February 1, 2103
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
The Goldwater Scholarships are intended for students considering a career in science or mathematics. It is NOT for medical school. A total of four students from the sophomore and junior classes may be nominated. This is very selective and only students with a 3.7 or above are encouraged to apply. Sophomore or Junior/US citizen/US national/Resident alien/Upper one-fourth of class. http://www.act.org/goldwater
Deadline: January 31, 2013
Campus Deadline: November 5, 2012.
Recent Goldwater recipients:
2012: Nathaniel Kell, '13
2009: Jenna Kelly '10
2008: Chuan-xing Ho, '10;
2005: Greg Mecoli, '06, Kim Murley, '06;
2004: Ashley Galant, '06;
2003: Anthony Fressola, '04, Joanna Kachel, '05;
2001: Michael Khoury, '03;
2000: Nicole Dunn, '02;
1999: Jarold Jacob "Jake" Tawney, '00. Andrew Heckert, '93, was our first known Goldwater recipient.
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
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
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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
Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting for students, national youth organizations, and university officials to discuss solutions to pressing global issues. The second CGI U Meeting was held at The University of Texas at
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.
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
Programs range from 7 weeks to 11 weeks, beginning in early to mid-June with a pre-departure orientation in
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:
2013 applications will be available online in September. http://www.CLScholarship.org
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.
DAAD/RISE - Research Internships in Science and Engineering in Germany
RISE gives students in the fields of biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering and physics the chance to spend a summer working with German doctoral students on serious research projects. The doctoral students help integrate the undergraduate directly into the lab work and serve as personal and professional mentors. All participants receive stipends from DAAD to help cover living expenses, and the partner universities and research institutions provide housing assistance.
* The RISE internship database contains 484 research internships, including 169 Engineering Projects, 118 Chemistry projects, 98 Biology projects, 78 Physics projects, and 21 Earth Science projects.
* They are offering a monthly stipend rate of 650 Euros/month.
* Although the scholarship will not cover international travel costs, interns will receive a 5-day German rail pass. Two days of the rail pass will be used to attend 3-day meeting of all interns in Heidelberg, and the remaining three days can be used for personal travel.
* Starting this year, selected RISE and RISE pro interns with no or little German proficiency have the opportunity to participate in a two week intensive language course in Germany's capital Berlin. The course takes place before the internship starts and helps students to benefit even more of their stay in Germany. Courses will be offered on May, 5th, on May, 19th, and on June, 2nd. The DAAD will also cover the course fee. Reasonably priced accommodation will be available. RISE participants interested in attending the language course should mention this on an additional application form.
* RISE will be offering 30 scholarships for students with no previous
German language background to attend a 2-week intensive language course prior to the start of the program.
* Application Deadlne: January 31, 2013
Campus deadline: November 5, 2012
In an article posted on http://www.younggermany.de, several students were interviewed a bout their experiences in Germany. To read about RISE 2008 students' experiences and see photos, please visit http://www.daad.org/page/rise/#heidelberg.
Jesslyn Starnes, '11, was Denison's first recipient of the DAAD's Research Internship in Science and Engineering. She studied in Freiburg during the summer of 2009. Pai Han, '12, also received a RISE scholarship in summer 2010.
DAAD Study & Internship Program (SIP)
The program consists of:
* A full academic semester of study abroad at one of the UAS7 universities in Germany
* A one-semester professional internship experience in a company or research institute in Germany.
All applicants selected for the program will receive a monthly scholarship for the duration of the study semester, and a stipend for the duration of the internship semester.
To be considered for the SIP program, students have to be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited US or Canadian college or university. Applications are invited from Sophomores or Juniors in one of these fields: engineering, science, life sciences; business, management, economics; architecture, art, design; journalism, social work.
Application deadline: February 15, 2013.
Campus deadline: November 5, 2012
For complete details about the program, please visit:
Malvika Cherian '11 was Denison's first recipient of this award and spent the 2009-10 academic year in Berlin.
DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program
The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. Students will have the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant areas at various federal research facilities. Participants receive a stipend of $500 each week plus transportation expenses to/from their internship location.
Applications will be accepted for summer 2013 in the fall of 2012.
For more information: http://www.orau.gov/dhsinternships/
Environmental Law Institute Research Intern
The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), a non-profit research and education center in
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.
GRO Undergraduate Fellowships
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering Greater Research Opportunities Undergraduate Fellowships for bachelor level students in environmentally related fields of study for FY2013. http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2012/2012_gro_undergrad.html
Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer between their junior and senior years. The fellowship provides up to $19,700 per year of academic support and up to $9,500 of internship support for the three-month summer period.
Deadline: December 2012
Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace
Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages offer full scholarships for intensive language study at the Middlebury Summer Language Schools in: Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian.
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Morris K. Udall Scholarship
Morris K. Udall Scholarships are for sophomores or juniors interested in a career in environmental public policy. There will be approximately 80 scholarships of $5000 as well as honorable mentions of $350. Students need at least a B average. Sophomore or Junior/US Citizen/US National/permanent resident. http://www.udall.gov/
Deadline: March 5, 2013
Campus deadline: January 15, 2013
Ilana Schonfeld-Hicks '02 was Denison's first Udall Scholar in 2000. Nikki Jimenez, '12, was awarded a Udall Scholarship at the end of her sophomore year at Denison.
NASA MUST Scholarship
The NASA MUST 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. First-years/Sophomores/Juniors. US Citizen. http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/must/home/index.html
Application Deadline: March 1, 2013.
NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The National Institute of Health (NIH) offers an innovative program to support the career development of the next generation of biomedical health researchers. The service-connected scholarship program, the Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (UGSP), targets students who are committed to pursuing careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related fields. The program offers up to $20,000 annually in scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer and after graduation, and intensive mentoring, research experience, career guidance, and skill development
Campus Deadline: February 1, 2013. https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/ugsp
NSEP David L. Boren Scholarship
The NSEP (National Security Education Program) David L. Boren Scholarships provide 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 web site at http://www.borenawards.org. First-years/Sophs/Jrs. US Citizens.
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
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. The full text of the announcement is available on http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?oppId=187013&mode=VIEW
Deadline: October 2, 2012
Campus Deadine: September 3, 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.
Students apply directly to the REU sites. A directory can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm
For more information go to http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517&%E2%81%9Eorg=nsf
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 small (averaging $2,000-$3,000) and are meant to be supplementary.
Deadline for application is 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 on http://www.thesca.org/coservation_internships/
The Phillips Foundation Ronald Reagan Future Leaders Scholarship Program
The Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship Program seeks to recognize outstanding young people who are promoting American values on college campuses. The scholarships are designed to alleviate the financial burdens associated with higher education, permitting the winners to devote more time both to pursuing their academic goals and advancing their leadership initiatives.Applicants may apply for the Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship Program during their sophomore year. Winners will receive the scholarship for their junior year and may apply for renewal before their senior year. While sophomores are preferred, juniors may also apply for a one-time award for the senior year. US citizens.
Deadline: January 15, 2013
Campus deadline: November 5, 2012
ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship
ThinkSwiss offers scholarships for a research stay in Switzerland. It supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2 to 3 months. The scholarship is open to students of all fields.
- Be currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. university/college
- Be a graduate student or an undergraduate student who will have completed your sophomore year by the time the research stay in Switzerland begins
- Provide a written confirmation from a professor at a Swiss university that he/she will accept you for a research stay in his/her group
The ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship program provides a monthly scholarship of CHF 1,050 (approx. USD 1,000) for a period of 2 to 3 months (CHF 3,150 maximum), which covers two thirds of the average student’s living costs. By accepting this scholarship, you agree to participate in a blog to share your experiences during your research stay in Switzerland. After your return to the U.S. you also agree to carry out at least one activity as student “ambassador” to promote Swiss research. Half of the scholarship will be paid at the beginning and half at the end of your research stay, after your final report has been received.
This program does not provide health, accident or liability insurance. Applicants must make sure that they have insurance coverage applicable for their stay in Switzerland.
While German, French or Italian language skills are not required for the research stay in Switzerland, knowledge of any of these languages would be helpful in daily life. The working language will generally be English.
U.S. Department of Energy Summer Research
Standard Eligibility Requirements:
- Must have earned a high school diploma or GED
- Must be at least 18 years old at the start of the program
- Must have completed at least one semester of college
- Must have a minimum 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA
- Must be a United States Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
- Must have coverage under a health insurance plan. It is the responsibility of each participant to secure insurance coverage before arriving at the appointment site.