Scholarships/Fellowships

Women's Transportation Seminar

The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Women's Transportation Seminar is announcing the continuation of its local and national scholarship program. The scholarships are open to female students currently attending high school,  trade school, undergraduate school, or graduate school in Pennsylvania. Any female student who is a U.S. citizen and who is considering a career in Transportation may apply. 

Transportation careers include: Planners/ Engineers/ Economists/ Scientists/ Computer IT/ GIS Mappers/ CADD Specialists/ Managers/ Public Relations/ Construction/ Geologists/ Air Traffic Controllers/ Public Policy/ Finance/ Wildlife Specialists/ Historians/ Architects/ Surveyors/ Archaeologists/ Ecologists/ Sociologists/ and more.. 

Applications deadline: November 12, 2014 
Scholarship Awards ranging from $1,000-$10000    

For additional information: http://www.wtsinternational.org/centralpennsylvania/scholarships/ 

New - Social Justice, Health Care Policy and Advocacy:

Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice

The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice was created in 2005 by Philippe Villers, Founder and President of Families USA. Each year, the Villers Fellow works in our health policy department and assists our organization's efforts to improve access to health coverage for all Americans, especially for low-income and other vulnerable communities. Specifically, the Villers Fellow will conduct research on a range of health care policy issues, and write and contribute to publications that are relevant to health reform implementation and other health policy issues.

In creating the fellowship, Mr. Villers aspired to develop a network of young leaders who share a passion for health care justice. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to health care justice work following their year as a fellow. Additionally, in order to encourage the development of future leaders, Villers Fellows must commit to mentoring at least one person over the course of their careers. 
 
The application deadline for the Villers Fellowship is January 20, 2014.
 
You can find more information, including a downloadable application form, on our
web site: http://www.familiesusa.org/about/the-villers-fellowship.html 

The Hayek Fund for Future Scholars

Through the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University

The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

The Elie Wiesel foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 2015 (up to $5000) is for Juniors and Seniors.  The EWF Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is designed to challenge college students to analyze the urget 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. 

for more information click here

Deadline December 8th 2014- click to submit

While we suggest relevant topics each year, applicants are encouraged to choose any subject they feel strongly about, provided it is related to the domain of ethics. 

General Undergraduate Study

The BOREN UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP (up to $20,000) is for STUDY ABROAD, preferably for a year (otherwise for a semester). Sponsored by the National Security Education Program, its purpose is “to increase knowledge of lesser-known parts of the globe to secure the political and economic position of the U.S.” It is intended for “study of specific subjects and languages in specific regions”—see web site for specifics in a particular year. It may be won more than once. Usually sophomores apply for Junior Year Abroad but first-year students and juniors can apply too for the following academic year.
http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship
Scholarship Advisor – Cullen Chandler

The DAAD UNDERGRADUATE German Academic Exchange Service fellowship (up to $7,500) is for JUNIOR YEAR ABROAD IN GERMANY. German language competency is desirable, but not mandatory. Apply in fall semester of the sophomore year.
http://www.daad.org/?p=46362
Scholarship Advisor – Len Cagle

The KILLAM FELLOWSHIP (up to $15,000) is for JUNIOR YEAR ABROAD, preferably for a year (otherwise a semester) at a choice of 10 universities in CANADA. For all areas, including SCIENCES. Begin application during the fall of the sophomore year.
http://killamfellowships.com/
Scholarship Advisor – Beth Moorhouse

The UDALL SCHOLARSHIP is for those with “the COMMITMENT AND POTENTIAL TO PRESERVE AND IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT.” Sophomore applicants may win a second time as juniors. Up to 75 applicants awarded $5000 for study during junior or senior year. Sophomores and Juniors may apply; begin application in spring semester of previous year. There is a special category—the Udall Scholarship for NATIVE AMERICANS and ALASKAN NATIVES—which is for sophomores and juniors studying in fields related to health care of Native Americans or tribal policy.
http://www.udall.gov/
Scholarship Advisor – Charles Mahler

THE TRANSPORATION INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTION SCHOLARSHIP allows you the opportunity to join in the conversation to CRAFT A BETTER, SAFER AND MORE INTEGRATED 21ST CENTURY TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IN PENNSYLVANIA and, at the same time, earn money to invest in your educational pursuits.

We are facing a growing crisis in transportation infrastructure in Pennsylvania.   We lack a vision for its future and funding to expand the capacity of our system to modernize and better integrate what is already in place. The result is growing time lost with family and delays that are costing our economy billions of dollars a year.

The goal of this project is to highlight needed transportation improvements throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  As a means to accomplish this goal, a scholarship opportunity has been created, funded by the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors' (APC) Highway Education Foundation that solicits students enrolled in domestic accredited programs to identify and report on needed transportation improvements in each of the eleven PennDOT Districts.

www.paconstructors.org and www.cawp.org

General Post-Graduate and Graduate Study

The BEINECKE SCHOLARSHIP ($32,000) is for GRADUATE STUDIES IN THE ARTS, HUMANITIES OR SOCIAL SCIENCES ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD; apply as undergraduate. JUNIORS APPLY: begin prior year in spring of sophomore year if possible.
http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/beinecke/
Scholarship Advisor – Amy Cartal-Falk

The DAAD German Academic Exchange Services for STUDY IN GERMANY FOR A YEAR. All costs covered. Command of German necessary (evaluation required). Begin application spring of JUNIOR YEAR.
http://www.daad.org/?p=46362
Scholarship Advisor – Len Cagle

The FULBRIGHT STUDENT GRANT is for A YEAR OF STUDY, RESEARCH AND/OR PROJECT IN PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES, and teaching in some. Some countries have a language requirement. All costs covered. About 900 Americans go to 140 countries a year. Begin application in the spring of the JUNIOR YEAR.
http://fulbright.state.gov/
Scholarship Advisor – Cullen Chandler
Scholarship Advisor – Amy Cartal-Falk

The GATES SCHOLARSHIP is TO CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY. Brilliance and/or scholarly devotion to a field is sought. Rugged intellectual individuality a plus. Up to 80 Americans elected each year. All costs covered. Deadline end-October. Begin application in the spring semester of the JUNIOR YEAR.
http://www.gatesscholar.org/
Scholarship Advisor – Tom Griffiths

The $28,000 MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP is for STUDY AT PARTICIPATING BRITISH UNIVERSITIES, including Oxford and Cambridge. GPA of 3.7 and Lycoming College endorsement required. Begin application in the spring of the JUNIOR YEAR.
http://www.marshallscholarship.org/
Scholarship Advisor – Todd Preston

The MELLON FELLOWSHIPis for “THOSE COMMITTED TO A DECADES-LONG CAREER IN TEACHING, RESEARCH AND/OR SCHOLARSHIP who are applying to DOCTORAL PROGRAM IN THE HUMANITIES.” Covers all costs of the first year of a graduate program. Minorities especially encouraged to apply. Begin application in the spring of the JUNIOR YEAR.
Scholarship Advisor – Howard Tran

The MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP covers all costs for STUDY AT A UNIVERSITY IN IRELAND OR NORTHERN IRELAND. Lycoming College endorsement required. Final campus deadline end-September. Begin applications in the spring of the JUNIOR YEAR.
http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/content/43/en/ 


Scholarship Advisor – Alison Gregory

The RHODES SCHOLARSHIP is TO OXFORD UNIVERSITY only. About 32 awards are given each year, covering all costs of study at Oxford. Begin application in SPRING JUNIOR YEAR.
http://www.rhodesscholar.org/
Scholarship Advisor – Todd Preston

The TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP is for those with A 3.6 OR BETTER GPA, who are INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN PUBLIC SERVICE in the broadest sense of the phrase. Up to 80 awards annually, each up to $26,000 total. We may nominate up to four juniors. JUNIORS urged to apply but try to begin the process in early Spring of the Sophomore year.
http://www.truman.gov/
Scholarship Advisor – Beth Moorhouse

The HONOR SOCIETY OF PHI KAPPA PHI annually awards fifty-seven Fellowships of $5,000 each and three at $15,000 each to MEMBERS ENTERING FIRST YEAR OF GRADUATE OR PROFESSIONAL STUDY. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards. Begin application in the fall of the SENIOR YEAR.
http://www.phikappaphi.org/Web/Awards/Fellowship.html
Scholarship Advisor – Alison Gregory

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENTS IN NSF-SUPPORTED SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS DISCIPLINES PURSUING RESEARCH-BASED MASTERS AND DOCTORAL DEGREES in the U.S. and abroad. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.
GRFP Fellows receive three years of support, a $30,000 annual stipend and $10,500 allowance for the cost of education, a $1,000 one-time allowance for international travel, and TeraGrid Supercomputer access. Applications are due in November typically and last year there were 1,236 recipients.
http://www.nsfgrfp.org/
Scholarship Advisor – Charles Mahler