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Beinecke

Year of Application: Junior
Eligibility: U.S. citizenship
Detroit Mercy Endorsement Required: Yes
Detroit Mercy Internal Deadline: December 1, 2018
Agency/Foundation External Deadline: February 2019

Open to juniors who are planning to continue their studies at the graduate level. Students who plan to pursue a graduate degree in the arts, humanities, or social sciences are eligible. Students awarded the scholarship receive $4,000 upon completion of their undergraduate studies, and a $15,000 stipend for each of two years in graduate school for a total of $34,000.

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Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

Year of Application: Freshmen, Sophomore
Eligibility: U.S. citizen and possess U.S. passport
Detroit Mercy Endorsement Required: No
Detroit Mercy Internal Deadline: December 1, 2018
Agency/Foundation External Deadline: February 2019

Three-to-four week programs for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university. The Institutes include an educational residency relevant to the host university's cultural, historical and industrial environment.

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Goldwater

Year of Application: Sophomore, Junior
Eligibility
: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or U.S. nationals
Detroit Mercy Endorsement Required: Yes
Detroit Mercy Internal Deadline: December 1, 2018
Agency/Foundation External Deadline: January 25, 2019

Awards scholarships to sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering. These scholarships are up to $7,500 a year to help cover costs associated with tuition, fees, books, room and board. A sophomore who is awarded the scholarship will receive up to $7,500 in each of his/her junior and senior years. A junior who receives the scholarship will receive up to $7,500 in his/her senior year.

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James Madison

Year of Application: Seniors, recent alumni, and grad students
Eligibility
: U.S. citizens or nationals
Detroit Mercy Endorsement Required: No
Detroit Mercy Internal Deadline: January 15, 2019
Agency/Foundation External Deadline: March 1, 2019

Established by Congress in 1986 for the purpose of improving teaching about the U.S. Constitution in secondary schools. James Madison Fellows are expected to complete either a Master of Arts (MA), a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), or a Master of Education (MEd) with an emphasis on American history, government, political science, or other relevant concentrations. Fellows must be dedicated to teaching at the secondary level. Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, but will not exceed $12,000 per year for two years.

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Payne
International Development

Year of Application: Seniors or recent graduates starting graduate school in the fall of application year
Eligibility
: U.S. citizens
Detroit Mercy Endorsement Required: No
Detroit Mercy Internal Deadline: Nov 1, 2019
Agency/Foundation External Deadline: January, 2019

Designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers. The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships in Washington D.C. and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities. Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master's program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including international development, international relations, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program. At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the USAID Foreign Service..

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Truman

Year of Application: Juniors
Eligibility
: U.S. citizens
Detroit Mercy Endorsement Required: Yes
Detroit Mercy Internal Deadline: Oct 25, 2018
Agency/Foundation External Deadline: early February, 2019

Founded in 1975 to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.

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