Loyola University Maryland

National Fellowships

Fellowships & Scholarships - Sophomores

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Student WorkingTwo types of nationally competitive and prestigious awards are available to sophomore students at Loyola: endorsed and direct apply. Endorsed awards require a nomination from Loyola, while direct apply awards do not.

Applying for an endorsed award begins by filing a letter of intent. The deadline for the letter of intent is particular to Loyola and is always several months before the national deadline set by the awarding agency. See a select list of direct apply awards. Many more awards can be found by using one of the databases found here.

Endorsed Awards

Award Description Deadline (Loyola/National)
David Boren/National Security Education Program Undergraduate Scholarships Boren/NSEP scholarships provide merit based support to study languages and cultures currently underrepresented in study abroad programs and which are critical to U.S. national security. Awards are capped at $10,000 for a semester or $20,000 for a full academic year. December 15/early February
Freeman-Asia Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Contact the NFO and the Study Abroad Office a full semester in advance
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad (outside of Western Europe and Australia) 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 two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Contact the NFO and the Study Abroad Office a full semester in advance
Barry M. Goldwater This scholarship awards promising students in science,mathematics,engineering and computer science. It covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually.

early December/

Direct Apply Awards

Discipline Description Deadline

(Any Discipline)

National Italian American Foundation NIAF awards scholarships and grants on the basis of academic merit in two areas: students of Italian heritage studying in any discipline; and students of any heritage who are studying Italian culture, language, history, or a related field. early March
Hispanic Scholarship Fund Offers a wide range of scholarships to students of Hispanic heritage. mid-December
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is an annual competition designed to challenge college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action. early December
Carpe Diem Foundation Scholarships Honors high school seniors and college students for outstanding achievements, leadership, and commitment to community service.  
Congress-Bundestang Youth Exchange for Young Professionals The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a full-year work-study scholarship program with a strong focus on cultural exchange. early January

(Arts, Humanities, Education, and the Social Sciences)

DAAD German Studies Research Grant The program is designed to encourage research and promote the study of cultural, political, historical, economic and social aspects of modern and contemporary German affairs from an inter- and multidisciplinary perspective. early November and early May
Metropolitan Museum of Art Internship Opportunities Various internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in art museums. varies
Institute for Humane Studies Scholarships of up to $15,000 for graduate students and outstanding undergraduates planning academic careers with liberty-advancing research interests. late December
American Bar Foundation Summer Diversity Fellowship The American Bar Foundation sponsors a program of summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. The summer program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science. mid-February


GFO Government Accounting and Finance Scholarship Awards for students in Accounting and Finance who intend careers in the public sector. varies

(Foreign Language and Cultural Studies)

Critical Languages Scholarships Critical Language Scholarship institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students. Courses are conducted abroad. mid-November
Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace The Davis Fellowships are offered to cover the full cost of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian at the Middlebury College Language Schools. Fellowship grants cover the full comprehensive fee (tuition, room, and board) at the Middlebury summer Language Schools late January
DAAD University Summer Course Grant This program provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. mid-December
William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship in Dubai In partnership with the American University in Dubai, the program provides American students the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world. Preference is given to students who have not been exposed to Middle Eastern and Islamic cultures.

Fall Term

Spring Term

(Public Policy, International Affairs, and Activism)

PPIA Fellowship Program A seven-week summer program preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. Program targets students from historically under-represented groups. early November
Humanity in Action Summer Program HIA Fellowship programs bring together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. This is a tuition assistance award. early January
Ralph Bunche Summer Institute in Political Science The Ralph Bunche Summer Institute encourages students to pursue academic careers in political science. January
Oxfam America: CHANGE Initiative CHANGE is Oxfam America’s national student leadership program for rising sophomores and juniors. early April
Institute for Humane Studies Koch Summer Fellows Program The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program combines a paid public policy internship with two career and policy seminars and weekly lectures. Fellows gain real-world experience, take a crash course in market-based policy analysis, and acquire the professional skills necessary to effect change. Participating Internship hosts include more than 100 think tanks and policy organizations across the United States. late January

(Engineering, Mathematics, and the Sciences)

DAAD/RISE RISE-Research Internships in Science and Engineering. Majors in a science or engineering field may apply for summer internships with German university research groups. Knowledge of German not required for most positions but would be helpful for life outside the laboratory. late January
EPA National Network for Environmental Management Study Fellowship National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program encourages students to pursue environmental careers by providing students with an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study such as pollution control, science, engineering, technology, social science, and specialty areas. early March
NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) offers undergraduates across the United States mentored internship experiences at NASA Centers and research support facilities. early March
National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarships Scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social-science related health research. late February
National Space Club Goddard Memorial Scholarship The National Space Club awards a $10,000 scholarship each year to talented students who want to advance scientific knowledge through space research and exploration early January
American Chemical Society Scholars Program ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. early March
SMART The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. early December
Department of Homeland Security Summer Research Experience A 10-week summer internship program for rising juniors and seniors majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines early January