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  • AGU Congressional Science Fellowship
    $68,000 plus travel
    January 15
    Sponsor: American Geophysical Union

    Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the American Geophysical Union. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applicants should have a strong background in science. Applicants should be strong communicators, articulate, flexible and able to work on a variety of public policy problems with people from diverse backgrounds. Applicants should have finished any doctoral work before the start of the fellowship due to time restraints during the program.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2000 Florida Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20009

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  • April Cockerham DREAM Act Scholarship
    $500
    March 31
    Sponsor: April Cockerham DC Immigration Lawyer

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement. Students must submit an essay on topic provided and a copy of current transcripts.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    409 7th Street NW
    Suite 235
    Washington, DC 20004

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  • AU Student Essay Contest
    $1,500
    April 19
    Sponsor: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current high school juniors or seniors in the U.S. Students must submit an essay discussing potential violations of church-state separations as found in the topics listed on the website.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Attn.: Essay Contest Submission
    1901 L Street NW
    Suite 400
    Washington, DC 20036

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  • Civic Expression Award
    $1,000
    December 1
    Sponsor: Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

    Eligibility: Applicants must be in grades 7-12 (ages 13 and up) and submit art or writing works that explore political or social issues. Students may make submissions in any of the 28 listed categories and must include a personal statement on their work.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    557 Broadway
    New York, NY 10012

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  • Constitutional Academy
    $2,000
    May 1
    Sponsor: Bill of Rights Institute

    Eligibility: Applicants must be sophomores, juniors or seniors and should be interested in government, civics, journalism, public policy, economics or constitutional principles.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    200 North Glebe Road
    Suite 200
    Arlington, VA 22203

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  • Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Scholarships
    Up to $4,000
    April 1 and October 15
    Sponsor: Council on International Educational Exchange

    Eligibility: Applicants must plan to participate in a CIEE study abroad program. Financial need is strongly considered along with other materials from the study abroad application. Other eligibility requirements vary according to the specific scholarship. If awarded a scholarship, applicants are required to submit a one-page essay on their experiences after returning.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    7 Custom House Street, 3rd Floor
    Portland, ME 04101

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  • Fund for American Studies Internships
    Varies
    March 10; June 1; November 10
    Sponsor: Fund for American Studies

    Eligibility: There are programs in comparative political and economic systems, political journalism, business and government, philanthropy and international institutes. Each program includes classes, an internship and special events. Students live in on-campus housing at George Washington University or in furnished apartments in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Each student takes 3-9 credit hours in courses at George Mason University in addition to interning 30-35 hours per week. Summer and school-year programs are available.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1621 New Hampshire Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20009

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  • Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon
    $1,000
    December 1
    Sponsor: Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

    Eligibility: Applicants must be in grades 7-12 (ages 13 and up) and submit visual art offering commentary or criticism on current events, social events or political topics. Submissions can be drawings, illustrations, a series of artworks or animated short films.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    557 Broadway
    New York, NY 10012

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  • Humane Studies Fellowships
    Up to $15,000
    December 1
    Sponsor: Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduate students who are in any field and at any stage before completion of the Ph.D., law students, MBA students or other professional students. The fellowships can be used for study in the U.S. or abroad. Applicants must also be enrolled as full-time students at an accredited degree-granting institution. Students must be alumni of IHS programs and events.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. There is a $25 application fee that is waived by applying by January 5.

    3434 Washington Boulevard
    MS 1C5
    Arlington, VA 22201

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  • Joseph “Bruce” Baker Memorial Scholarship
    $3,000
    March 6
    Sponsor: Bixby Educational Endowment Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a Bixby High School student for at least two years. Students must also be a U.S. citizen, have financial need, plan to attend a community college, vocational school or trade school and plan to enroll as a full-time student. Applicants must supply a detailed description of high school activities and honors and community services, two letters of recommendation, an official transcript, a cover letter and an application form. Students with an interest in pursuing politics will be given special consideration.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    109 N. Armstrong
    Bixby, OK 74008

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  • Judicial Internship Program
    Varies
    June 15 (fall); October 15 (spring); March 1 (summer)
    Sponsor: Supreme Court of the United States

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have completed two semesters of undergraduate study. Students must also meet one of the following criteria: be actively enrolled in an academic program concurrent with the internship term, be returning to a degree program immediately following the internship term or be participating in a federal fellowship program. Law students are not eligible to participate in this program. Preference will be given to applicants who can work eight-hour days, five days a week.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1 First Street, NE
    Administrative Director, Room 5
    Washington, DC 20543

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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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  • 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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  • Newman Civic Fellow Awards
    Varies
    February 1
    Sponsor: Campus Compact

    Eligibility: Emphasis is on students who have demonstrated leadership abilities and significant interest in civic responsibility. Students must attend one of the 1,000 Campus Compact member institutions and be nominated by the Campus Compact member president. Applicants must be sophomores or juniors at four-year colleges or must attend a two-year college.

    How to apply: Nominations must be made by the Campus Compact member president.

    45 Temple Place
    Boston, MA 02111

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  • Opioid Epidemic Scholarship
    $1,000
    November 30
    Sponsor: Law Offices of Eisenberg & Associates

    Eligibility: Applicants must be incoming freshmen or currently enrolled students in an accredited U.S. community college, undergraduate or graduate program, or law school. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate an interest in legislation and regulation of prescribed addictive drugs. Applicants must include an essay pertaining to possible legislation or laws that can help to prevent over-prescribing of medications that can become addictive.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    9210 Irvine Center Drive
    Irvine, CA 92618

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  • Project Vote Smart National Internship Program
    All living costs (including room and board)
    Rolling
    Sponsor: Project Vote Smart

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current college students in good standing or recent college graduates. They must be able to approach voter education work with a non-partisan attitude and be willing to commit to a ten-week internship. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, resume, cover letter and three references are required.

    Internship Coordinator
    1 Common Ground
    Philipsburg, MT 59858

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  • Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest
    $500-$2,000
    March 6
    Sponsor: Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (BJC)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors. Students must submit an essay relating to religious freedom. Selection is based on the overall strength of the essay.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Essay Contest
    200 Maryland Avenue, NE
    Washington, DC 20002

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  • Richard A. Wiebe Public Service Fellowship
    $33,000
    April 1
    Sponsor: NYS Senate

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time matriculated graduate students who are enrolled in an accredited university during the spring and fall semesters prior to the fellowship program. Students must be available for the 10-month fellowship program.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Nicholas J. Parrella
    Office of Student Programs
    Legislative Office Buildig #1426
    Albany, NY 12247

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  • Young People for Fellowship
    Varies
    December 31
    Sponsor: People For the American Way Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate students and be interested in promoting social change on their campuses and in their communities. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form is required.

    Young People For
    1101 15th Street NW
    Suite 600
    Washington, DC 20005

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  • Young Women in Public Affairs Award
    $1,000-$4,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Zonta International

    Eligibility: Applicants must be young women between the ages of 16 and 19. District award winners receive at least $1,000, and international award winners receive $4,000. Selection is based on volunteerism, volunteer leadership and dedication to "advancing the status of women worldwide." Club deadlines vary. The April 1 deadline is the date by which applications must be received by the District Governor.

    How to apply: Applications are available online or from your local Zonta Club.

    1211 West 22nd Street
    Suite 900
    Oak Brook, IL 60523

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  • Youth Education Summit
    Varies
    January 13
    Sponsor: Friends of NRA

    Eligibility: Students must be a high school sophomore or junior and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Membership in the NRA is not required. Most applicants have strong interests in shooting sports, American history, government or the military. Students from Alaska, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia must attend the state Y.E.S. program before being considered for the national summit.

    How to apply: Applications are available online and include a three-page essay, a short personal statement, a high school transcript and three letters of recommendation.

    Field Operations Division
    Event Support Coordinator
    11250 Waples Mill Road
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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