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Featured Scholarships and Internships

NOAA Hollings Scholarship

The Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program, administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), provides support and multidisciplinary learning experiences for undergraduate students interested in pursuing research, public service, or teaching careers in the oceanic and atmospheric sciences.

Eligibility:

To be eligible, applicants must be sophomores, U.S. Citizens, and enrolled in an accredited, degree-granting program in a discipline related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, or education. Eligible majors include biological, social, and physical sciences; mathematics, engineering; computer and information sciences, and teacher education.

Receipts ear an annual stipend of up to $9,500, a 10-week, full-time summer internship ($700/week) at a NOAA facility, and travels funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation and annual Science & Education Symposium.

Current and potential applicants can request individual advising and feedback on application materials by emailing Dr. Ben Rayder in the Office of Undergraduate Research.

National Deadline: January 31, 2019


Amgen Scholars Program

The Amgen Scholars Program is a national program to increase research opportunities for students committed to pursuing careers in the sciences. This program provides outstanding science undergraduates with research experience and increases participants’ competitiveness as candidates for admission to prestigious graduate and professional institutions. Applicants from diverse populations and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility:

To be eligible, students may apply as sophomores (with three semesters of college experience), juniors or non-graduating seniors (who are returning in the fall to continue undergraduate studies). Applicants must also have a 3.2 GPA to apply and an interest in pursuing a PhD or an MD-PhD.

Current and potential applicants should contact Dr. Ben Rayder in the Office of Undergraduate Research for more information.

National Deadline: February 1, 2019


Charles B. Rangel Summer Enrichment Program

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers.

The Program selects participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.

The Rangel Summer Enrichment Program includes tuition costs for the program, travel expenses, housing at Howard University, two meals per day, and a stipend of $3,200.

Eligibility:

Full-time undergraduate students, with at least sophomore status on the date of the application, U.S. citizenship and a 3.2 GPA are eligible to apply.

Current and potential applicants can request individual advising and feedback on application materials by emailing Dr. Ben Rayder in the Office of Undergraduate Research.

National Deadline: February 5, 2019


Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

The US-UK Fulbright Summer Institutes are three- to four-week academic and cultural programs hosted by top universities across the United Kingdom for U.S. undergraduates. Participants get an opportunity to experience an exciting course of study at a top UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK, and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills. 

Each institute has a particular focus ranging from technology in society through the northern extent of the Roman Empire; these institutes are educational, cultural, and social — they encourage exceptional students to pursue leadership and informal ambassadorial roles. A complete list of the 2019 summer institutes can be found here.

The costs covered by the Fulbright Commission and its partner institutions include round-trip US-UK airfare, tuition and fees at the host institution, accommodation, and in some cases, a small daily allowance for meals.

Eligibility:

Full-time students, with at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the Institute finishes, U.S. citizenship and a minimum 3.7 GPA are eligible to apply.

Current and potential applicants can request individual advising and feedback on application materials by emailing Dr. Ben Rayder in the Office of Undergraduate Research.

National Deadline: February 6, 2019