Scholarships & Fellowships Supporting Non-Profit / Social Justice / Education Career Goals

There are a lot of great scholarship programs that want to support future educators, change-makers, and folks who seek after justice. Here are a few scholarships to consider with a career connection. For support in applying, connect with the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, & Awards.

AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship

An interdisciplinary experiential learning program that places young professionals from India and the US in service with development organizations in India for an academic year. Fellows receive a stipend, health insurance, professional development and mentorship. Annual Deadline January.

Critical Language Scholarship

CLS provides rigorous academic instruction in 15 languages abroad. The goal is to increase the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Annual Deadline November.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Up to $15,000 need-based scholarship awarded to university students who are active in the progressive movement. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity. Annual Deadline April.

Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

Spend 11 months deepening your understanding of effective solutions to hunger and poverty. Fellows spend 5 months with community-based organizations throughout the United States and then finish their year in Washington D.C. with organizations and government agencies focused on policy. Annual Deadline January.

James Madison Teaching Fellowship

Provides up to $24,000 for graduate study leading to a master’s degree for students intending to teach American History, American Government or Civics where topics include the Constitution for secondary level students. Annual Deadline: March

Humanity in Action: Mapping Inequities Fellowship

One month of immersive study focused on social inequities and justice that takes place in 6-7 cities around the world. Fellows complete a follow-on action project. Annual Deadline: February

Fulbright English Teaching Grant

ETA Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English Teachers. ETAs help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. Annual Deadline September.

Martinez Fellowship

Professional development and graduate level scholarship support for future teachers of color with a commitment to Washington’s students.

Princeton in Asia

Princeton in Asia offers full-year fellowships for college seniors and recent graduates to volunteer with host organizations in various countries in Asia. The emphasis of the fellowship is cultural immersion and contributing to the local community. Fellows receive a local stipend. Annual Deadline Fall.

Samvid Scholars

Up to $50,000 for tuition and fees for future leaders and changemakers to be used in an eligible graduate program. Fellows receive two years of leadership development programing and access to ongoing mentorship.

Truman Scholarship

Truman looks for future public service leaders. Apply in your junior year for a $30,000 scholarship that you can use in graduate school. Scholars receive leadership development, internship placement and mentorship. Annual campus deadline: November

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native Americans or the environment. Scholars receive a $7,000 scholarship and leadership development. Annual campus deadline: Fall