The Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship was launched by the State Department to address its growing need for technology expertise in the field of diplomacy, in addition to increasing the representation of diverse groups among its service. The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Program highlights include:

  • Undergraduate candidates (2 fellowships available): Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for junior and senior years of undergraduate studies related to an Information Technology field.
  • Graduate candidates (3 fellowships available): Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in an IT-related field.
  • Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.
  • Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service IMS entry requirements.

The application for the Fellowship is available on The Washington Center’s website. Students are also encouraged to visit the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship page to assess their eligibility and review expectations for selected fellows. All applications for undergraduate and graduate fellowships must be completed by February 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST in order to be considered.

The Newhouse Graduate Newspaper Fellowship for Minorities is an 18-month program that provides generous awards to two students in the Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism program each year. Fellows receive full-tuition benefits, a monthly stipend and on-the-job training during internships with Syracuse Media Group.

Candidates must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen and member of an underrepresented minority group: African American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American
  • Have an undergraduate grade point average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Demonstrate a record of academic engagement and an interest in storytelling

To apply:  Complete an application for the Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism program by January 15. Indicate your ethnicity and interest in the fellowship on your application. Six finalists will be brought to Syracuse for personal interviews in early March.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites highly qualified undergraduate students from all fields to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2017 (postmark date).

For additional information on this grant and how to apply, please visit or contact Ms. Stefanie Gruber-Sliva at

C3 Undergraduate Fellowships provide rising juniors and seniors working in the humanities, humanistic social sciences and mathematics with paid, mentored graduate-level research experience, and training toward applying to and succeeding in graduate school. Summer programs last 8-9 weeks and take place at Columbia University; University of California, Berkeley; the University of Chicago; or the University of Michigan. C3 encourages applicants who are from groups that are historically underrepresented in the academy. C3 defines “underrepresented” as those who are historically underrepresented (such as African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders), are first generation college students, or have followed nontraditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic, or academic disadvantages.

Please note that there are separate application processes for each program and the programs have different structures. UC Berkeley this year will focus on digital humanities. See the C3 website at for more information about the programs, eligibility, and application instructions.

Application deadlines vary by program but begin as early as Jan 15.

If you are interested in applying, you can reach out to Lisa Gates at She would be glad to talk with you about the application process.

The application deadline for the 2017 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is just over a month away!

In order to be considered for the Pickering Fellowship, students must submit their application no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on January 13, 2017. All application components (including letters of recommendation) must be received by this deadline. For more information on application requirements, please visit the Pickering Fellowship page.

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