Public Service & International Awards
For juniors with leadership and public service experience who plan to pursue careers in education, government, non-profit, or public interest. Funds graduate school. Requires university nomination. Interested candidates should contact ONS no later than fall of junior year.
For sophomores and juniors who plan to pursue careers related to the environment, Native American health care, or tribal policy. Provides educational costs. Requires university nomination.
For all class levels; provides eight to ten weeks of fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion for the study of a language not commonly taught or critical to U.S. national security. National deadline is mid-November. University support is encouraged, not required.
For all class levels to fund up to $20,000 in funding for students studying abroad in a non-traditional location, learning a language crucial to national security interests. Awardees receive priority hiring in any government hiring process. National deadline is late January/early February. Requires university evaluation.
Twice yearly, the fellowship’s Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice. Campus support is encouraged, not required.
Both of these awards fund graduate study for students who seek a career in the foreign service and are historically underrepresented in the field. The awards include opportunities for competitive internships and other professional development for work in an embassy after graduate school. National deadlines are in fall. University support is encouraged, not required.
The Payne Fellowship provides up to $96,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities to fast track a career in USAID Foreign Service. Requires 5-year committment working for USAID following the graduate program. National deadline is in fall. University support is encouraged, not required.
Coro is a leadership development program that places its fellows in one of four cities: New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh to learn from city government officials, NGOs, and other local stakeholders through projects.