Fall/Spring Brackenridge Research Fellowships (University of Pittsburgh)

The Brackenridge Research Fellowships are named for Hugh Brackenridge, the founder of the University of Pittsburgh.  These fellowships support University of Pittsburgh undergraduates who conduct an independent research project, participate in a weekly seminar in which Fellows present and discuss their projects, and attend a series of (almost) weekly faculty lectures.

Eligibility
Full-time, undergraduate students on the Oakland campus who are sponsored by and working with a full-time faculty member during the Fellowship.  The fellowship is open to students from any field and any class, including freshmen and seniors. See website for further details.

Funding
$800

Application Deadline
Mid-November for Spring awards

Additional Information
http://www.honorscollege.pitt.edu/fall-spring-brackenridge-fellowships

Brackenridge Summer Research Felowships (University of Pittsburgh)

Brackenridge Summer Research Fellowships are named for Hugh Brackenridge, the founder of the University of Pittsburgh.  These fellowships support undergraduate students on the Oakland campus while they devote themselves to conducting an independent research project under the guidance of a faculty member.

Eligibility
See website

Funding
$3,500

Application Deadline
Early March

Additional Information
http://www.honorscollege.pitt.edu/summer-brackenridge-fellowships

Pitt Alumni Association Scholarships (University of Pittsburgh)

The Pitt Alumni Association has been awarding scholarships to University of Pittsburgh students for over 20 years.  Their stringent scholarship process ensures that the University can recruit and retain the best and brightest students, thereby enhancing the prestige of the University and every Pitt degree.

The following scholarships are available:

Andrew J. Kuzneski, Jr. Recognition Scholarship
$9,000, renewable for four years
Awarded to an incoming freshman legacy student whose grandparent, parent or sibling is a Pitt alumnus

Hilda M. Willis Freshman Legacy Scholarship
$5,000, renewable for four years
Awarded to an incoming freshman legacy student whose grandparent, parent or sibling is a Pitt alumnus

Graduate Scholarship
$5,000
Awarded to an incoming or currently enrolled Pitt graduate student who also received his/her undergraduate degree from Pitt

Pitt Club and Council Scholarships
Regionally based club and affinity councils fund the entire scholarship the first year.  In subsequent years the alumni association and OAFA match the original award (up to $2,o00).

Dr. Alexander and Frances Minno Graduate Student Resource Fund
Provides financial support to a graduate student enrolled in any school at the University.  Awarded to an incoming or currently enrolled Pitt graduate student who also received his/her undergraduate degree from Pitt.

Tom Ablauf Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student with 24 or more completed credits and proven involvement in one or more of the following areas: Greek Social Organizations, Neuroscience, Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society, or Blue & Bold Society.

Anita J. Angus Endowed Alumni Association Athletic Scholarship
Awarded to a Pitt student who is a Pennsylvania resident and a participant in intercollegiate athletics with a particular emphasis on football, basketball or crew.

Robert I. “Cubby” Bearer Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a Pitt student who is a resident of Western PA and has attained the merit of Eagle Scout and who has demonstrated financial need.

Cecile M. Springer Endowed Scholarship
$1,000
Need-based award for an undergraduate student.

Dr. Donald M. Henderson Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an African American student for tuition based on need.

David A. Lower and Maureen R. McBride Freshman Scholarship and Student Initiative Endowed Fund
Awarded to an incoming student from the Metropolitan Pittsburgh area who demonstrates financial need.

Additional Information
Learn more about all scholarship eligibility requirements and application procedures/deadlines at http://www.alumni.pitt.edu/students/scholarships/.

Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin (Berlin House of Representatives Scholarship)

The Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin was founded by the Berlin House of Representatives in 1994 as a late sign of gratitude to the Allied Forces who occupied, befriended, and protected Berlin and its citizens for almost fifty years after the end of World War II.  The Foundation wants to sustain and develop contact with France, Great Britain, the United States, Russia and other successor states of the former Soviet Union.

The Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin sponsors a scholarship program for students and young scholars of all fields from the above-mentioned countries.  During their 10-month stay scholarship holders will not only experience their research areas from an international perspective, but also the political, cultural and social dimensions of public life in Berlin.  The program runs from early October through the end of July.

Eligibility
Students and young scholars from France, Great Britain, the United States, Russia and other successor states of the former Soviet Union are eligible to apply.  Applicants should work on projects that require access to research facilities in Berlin.  The scholarships are awarded according to various criteria, including academic merit and civic engagement.

Funding
The Foundation awards 15 grants per year.  The grants amount to 1,100 EUR for graduate and doctoral students and 1,630 EUR for post-doctoral scholars per month including the rent for the International Study Center Berlin.  In addition, the Foundation pays travel costs to and from Berlin.

Application Deadline
Mid-December

Additional Information
http://www.parlament-berlin.de/de/Das-Parlament/Studienstiftung

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security.  Scoville Fellows will work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations for a six-to-nine month period.

Eligibility Requirements
See website for details.

Funding
Fellows receive a salary of $2,900 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC.  The program also provides $1,000 per fellow for professional development to attend relevant conferences or meetings.  See website for further details.

Application Deadline
Early January for fall program
Early October for spring program

Additional Information
http://scoville.org

Nationality Rooms Scholarships (University of Pittsburgh)

University of Pittsburgh students planning to study abroad may be eligible for Nationality Rooms scholarships.  Scholarships are available for students studying abroad in Africa, Austria, Czech/Slovak Republic, Greece/Greek-speaking Cyprus, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, People’s Republic of China and Taiwan, Poland, and Scotland.  Other scholarships not based on location are also available.  There is also an award available for undergraduate women.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must:

  • be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • enrolled as full-time, degree-seeking students at the University of Pittsburgh
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0

See website for further eligibility requirements.

Funding
Varies by award from $3,500 to $5,000

Application Deadline
Early January

Additional Information
http://www.abroad.pitt.edu/nationalityroomundergrad

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice.  These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on campus and in the community.  Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism, and for peace in Vietnam.  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.  Applicants must have participated in activities in the US.

Funding
The maximum grant is $10,000 per year

Application Deadline
Early April

Additional Information
http://www.davisputter.org/apply/apply-for-scholarships/

European Commission Internships in Europe

The European Commission represents the interests of the EU as a whole.  It proposes new legislation to the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, and it ensures that EU law is correctly applied by member countries.

Paid traineeships of five months with the European Commission (or some executive bodies and agencies of the European Institutions, such as the European External Action Service or Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation) are available.  There are approximately 1,400 places available each year.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must:

  • be university graduates (minimum Bachelor degree)
  • have very good knowledge of English or French or German
  • have very knowledge of a second EU official language (required for nationals of EU countries)

See website for further eligibility requirements.

Funding
Monthly grant of €1,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses

Application Deadline
Traineeships are offered throughout the year.  See website for specific deadlines.

Additional Information
http://ec.europa.eu/stages/about/whats_en.htm

Delegation of the European Union to the United States Internships

The Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America offers internships to young university graduates with no, or only limited (one year maximum), relevant professional experience, as well as to students in the final years of university where the traineeship is a complement to their academic training.

The internship program offers dynamic individuals the opportunity to learn about the work of one of the EU’s largest and most active diplomatic missions and to develop a comprehensive understanding of the EU-US relationship.  Interns hone important skills in the field of international relations and acquire practical experience in a specialize area of the Delegation’s work.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must:

  • have completed a minimum of three years of university-level courses, preferable in political science, law, economics, development studies, environmental studies, human rights/humanitarian law or communications
  • be fluent in English
  • be computer literate

See website for further eligibility requirements.

Funding
All internships are unpaid.

Application Deadline
Mid-February for Summer Semester internships
Mid-May for Fall Semester internships
Mid-September for Spring Semester internships

Additional Information
http://www.euintheus.org/what-you-can-do/work-with-us-internships/

International Studies Fund (University of Pittsburgh)

The European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh has a number of scholarships available for students who plan on studying abroad in summer and fall terms.  To be eligible, students must be enrolled in the West European or European Union Studies Certificate Program.  While some preference is given to students enrolled in “Pitt in…” programs, students enrolled in any study abroad program in Europe are welcome to apply.

The International Studies Fund (ISF) is intended to help students at the University of Pittsburgh conduct research on international issues or in international settings.  ISF grants may not be used for tuition, language study, internships, or other non-research related expenses.  Conference, workshop or symposium travel is not eligible for funding under the ISF program.

Application Deadline
Mid-March

Additional Information
http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/content/undergraduate-student-scholarships-and-fellowships