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  • Boren Fellowship
    $24,000-$30,000
    January 27
    Sponsor: National Security Education Program Initiative, Administered by Institute of International Education

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be graduate students and study abroad for three to six months in programs with preference for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Strong preference is given to applicants who participate in programs for six months or longer and would like to work in federal government. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1400 K Street, NW
    7th Floor
    Washington, DC 20005

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  • Boren Scholarships
    $8,000-$20,000
    February 3
    Sponsor: National Security Education Program Initiative, Administered by Institute of International Education

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and undergraduate matriculated students at an accredited U.S. institution who have chosen a proposed country of study.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1400 K Street, NW
    7th Floor
    Washington, DC 20005

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  • Bruce B. Melchert Scholarship
    $300
    March 15
    Sponsor: Tau Kappa Epsilon Educational Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0, be sophomores or above and be seeking an undergraduate degree in political science or government. Applicants must also plan to pursue a career in political or government service. Preference is first given to members of the Beta-Theta Chapter.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    7439 Woodland Drive
    Suite 100
    Indianapolis, IN 46278

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  • CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program
    Varies
    August 31
    Sponsor: Central Intelligence Agency

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores. High school students must have an SAT score of 1500 or higher or an ACT score of 21 or higher, while all applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, defined as a household income of less than $70,000 for a family of four or $80,000 for a family of five or more. They must meet all criteria for regular CIA employees, including security checks and medical examinations. Applicants must commit to a work experience each summer during college and agree to CIA employment for 1.5 times the length of their CIA-sponsored scholarship.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. A resume, SAT/ACT scores, family income information, copy of FAFSA or Student Aid Report, transcript and two letters of recommendation are required.

    Office of Public Affairs
    Washington, DC 20505

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  • Fellowship on Women and Public Policy
    $10,000 stipend and tuition assistance
    Varies
    Sponsor: Center for Women in Government and Civil Society

    Eligibility: Students must be enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited college or university in New York and have completed at least 12 credits before applying but not be scheduled to graduate before the internship, and must have minimum 3-5 years work/internship experience and minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in improving the status of women and underrepresented populations.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    University at Albany, SUNY
    135 Western Avenue
    Draper Hall 302
    Albany, NY 12222

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  • Goldberg-Miller Public Finance Scholarship
    $15,000
    October 31
    Sponsor: Government Finance Officers Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada. Students may not be previous winners of a Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) scholarship.

    How to apply: Applications available online.

    203 N. LaSalle Street
    Suite 2700
    Chicago, IL 60601

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  • Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship
    $10,000
    January 4
    Sponsor: Government Finance Officers Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada. Students may not be a past winner of a GFOA scholarship. Applicants must also be employed for at least two years by one or more state or local governments.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    203 N. LaSalle Street
    Suite 2700
    Chicago, IL 60601

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  • James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship
    $31,332 plus benefits
    March 17
    Sponsor: Governor's Office of the State of Illinois

    Eligibility: Fellows must possess a bachelor's degree. Fellows will be assigned to various posts in the Governor's office or in an office under the Governor's jurisdiction.

    How to apply: Applications are available online or by mail.

    Dunn Fellowship Program
    207 State House
    Springfield, IL 62706

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  • Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program
    Up to $10,000
    October 1
    Sponsor: Maryland Higher Education Commission

    Eligibility: Applicants must live in Maryland, and they must be employed full-time by Maryland state or local government or nonprofit organizations that serve low income or underprivileged people. They must have a degree from a Maryland college or from any law school, or certification from the Maryland State Department of Education. Priority is given to individuals who have graduated in the past three years. Applicants must also have college loans on which they have not defaulted, and each person's annual gross salary must be under $60,000. Applicants must work in one of the following positions: lawyers, teachers, nurses, nurse faculty members, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, speech pathologists or physician assistants.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Office of Student Financial Assistance
    6 North Liberty Street
    Baltimore, MD 21201

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  • Julianne Malveaux Scholarship
    Varies
    March 1
    Sponsor: National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled as sophomores or juniors at an accredited college or university and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students may major in related fields such as public policy or creative writing.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1806 New Hampshire Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20009-3298

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  • Language Grants
    Varies
    December 30
    Sponsor: Blakemore Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be at or near an advanced level in one of the languages listed above, having completed (at minimum) the equivalent of third-year college-level language classes.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1201 Third Avenue
    Suite 4900
    Seattle, WA 98101

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  • Morris K. Udall Scholarship
    Up to $5,000
    March 5
    Sponsor: Morris K. Udall Foundation

    Eligibility: Students must be juniors or sophomores studying full-time for an associate's or bachelor's degree at an accredited two- or four-year institution. They must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents and be committed to a career related to the environment, tribal public policy or Native American health care. Students must be nominated by a college or university faculty representative and must have a grade point average equivalent to a "B" or higher. Selection is based on demonstrated commitment to the environment, tribal public policy or Native American healthcare. Selection is also based on potential of applicant to make significant contributions, leadership, character, desire to make a difference and demonstration of diverse interests and activities.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, essay, college transcript(s) and three recommendation letters are required.

    130 S. Scott Avenue
    Tucson, AZ 85701-1922

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  • Nancy McManus Washington Internship Scholarships
    $2,000
    May 1
    Sponsor: Pi Sigma Alpha

    Eligibility: Applicants must belong to Pi Sigma Alpha and be nominated by their local chapter. The award is for a political science internship is based on academic achievement and service to the organization.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    The Washington Center
    2301 M Street NW, Fifth Floor
    Washington, DC 20037-1427

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  • National Security Education Program David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships
    Up to $20,000
    February 3
    Sponsor: Institute of International Education

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. undergraduate students who have a strong interest in working for the U.S. federal government after graduation. They must intend to study abroad in one of several countries that have been overlooked traditionally by students wishing to travel overseas for academic purposes. They must be able to demonstrate how their studies abroad would contribute to U.S. national security interests. Preference will be given to students who can commit to a full academic year of study abroad. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and supporting materials are required.

    1400 K Street NW
    Washington, DC 20005

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  • National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship
    $500-$5,000
    January 15
    Sponsor: Washington Crossing Foundation

    Eligibility: Students must be in their senior year of high school. Applicants must submit an essay and a letter of recommendation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 503
    Levittown, PA 19058

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  • Truman Scholar
    Up to $30,000
    February 2
    Sponsor: Truman Scholarship Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be juniors, attending an accredited U.S. college or university and be nominated by the institution. Students may not apply directly. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals, complete an application and write a policy recommendation.

    How to apply: See your school's Truman Faculty Representative or contact the foundation.

    712 Jackson Place NW
    Washington, DC 20006

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  • University of California Public Policy and International Affairs Law Fellowship
    At least $5,000
    November 1
    Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. They must be rising undergraduate seniors who have at least one more semester (or two more quarters) of coursework remaining before graduation. They must be interested in law and public service careers, and must have a demonstrated interest in policy issues that affect underserved populations. They must have overcome obstacles in their pursuit of higher education. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and personal statement are required.

    UCPPIA Summer Institute
    Goldman School of Public Policy
    2607 Hearst Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94720-7320

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  • University of California Public Policy and International Affairs Summer Institute
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents who are rising undergraduate seniors who have at least one more semester (or two more quarters) of coursework remaining before graduation. They must be interested in public service careers and must have a demonstrated interest in policy issues that affect underserved populations. They must have overcome obstacles in their pursuit of higher education. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and personal statement are required.

    UCPPIA Summer Institute
    Goldman School of Public Policy
    2607 Hearst Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94720-7320

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  • Wisconsin Women in Government Undergraduate Scholarship
    Up to $3,000
    June 15
    Sponsor: Wisconsin Women in Government Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be female Wisconsin residents who are undergraduate students at a participating Wisconsin college or university. They must be interested in government, public service or political careers and demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on academic merit, leadership, initiative, communication skills, extracurricular activities and commitment to public service.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, two recommendation letters and financial aid information are required.

    P.O. Box 2543
    Madison, WI 53701

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